Well….not everything goes according to plan in a food bloggers kitchen. Tonight I made mashed potatoes. Correction, tonight I made potato mush. On the bright side it was mush with a lot of flavor. On the not so bright side it was terrible. I can’t believe I’m even saying this but I would have been better off serving a boxed mashed potato. What happened you may ask? A classic error in the kitchen. I was in a rush and I didn’t take the time to put some thought into what I was doing. I poured a random and large amount of milk into a pan, added my butter and the lone russet potato I’d peeled and cooked earlier. The potato disappeared into a bath of milk and butter, never to be seen again. Oh I tried desperately to salvage the situation. Had I had more time I probably could have come up with a reasonable solution like adding more cooked russet potatoes. But no. No time for reasonable. So instead I decided to reduce the mixture – like a sauce. Did it thicken up? Yes, it did. I even managed to convince myself I’d ‘fixed’ them. Did they turn back into fluffy mashed potatoes? No. Just ask my kids who took a polite and obligatory bite, declared them delicious, and then covertly manage to avoid them for the rest of the meal.