Mashed Potatoes Bookworm Mom Style

 

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Mashed Potatoes Bookworm Mom Style

My boys love the way I make mashed potatoes, tasty and filling. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Author Bookworm Mom

Ingredients

  • 4 large potatoes
  • .5 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp goya
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp cilantro

Instructions

  1. peel and cut potatoes into 2 inch wedges

  2. rinse and put in skillet

  3. pour olive oil on potatoes, add seasoning  of choice, and mix

  4. cover and bake at 350 for 25 minutes

  5. when fully cooked, move potatoes to bowl, mash and add milk and butter. (for thicker mashed potatoes don't mash and mix as much) 

Recipe Notes

I find that cooking the potatoes with seasoning, then mashing makes the difference in awesome tasting mashed potatoes.

The rest of the meal was steak and veggies, from Aldi's, which means I saved money.  

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Rice and Bean Quesadillas

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Rice and Bean Quesadillas

Have extra rice and beans, but not in the mood to eat that again? Instead of freezing and possibly forgetting about it, use it in quesadillas. It not only adds to the meal, but tastes delicious. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Author Bookworm in the Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup leftover rice and beans
  • 4 items flour large tortillas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. Layer one tortilla on skillet or pan after heated and oiled


  2. spread cheese (of choice) evenly, then add the rice and bean mixture, then more cheese on top (you can add a veggie or two, but I was too lazy to be bothered today)

  3. top with another tortilla

  4. once bottom tortilla is cooked and rice and beans and melted with the cheese, flip over and cook the other side of the tortilla

  5. Slice into deseired pieces and serve with fruit, mango, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, or any combo of sides. 

Recipe Notes

A quick and easy meal after a long day. My husband is not a fan of quesadillas, but my son and I love them.

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Book Review: The Woman Next Door

 

The Woman Next Door

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Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder.

Everybody needs good neighbours…

Melissa and Hester have lived next door to each other for years. When Melissa’s daughter was younger, Hester was almost like a grandmother to her. But recently they haven’t been so close.

Hester has plans to change all that. It’s obvious to her that despite Melissa’s outwardly glamorous and successful life, she needs Hester’s help. But taking help from Hester might not be such a good idea for a woman with as many secrets as Melissa…

*****3 STARS*****

It started out great and could have been sick and twisted. Sure murder and bribes make for a good thriller, but it needed something more. Perhaps the ending was just a big let down or the it wasn’t twisted enough.

I was quite bored many times. 

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Oh man, you know she’s in a for a world of all her fears coming to get her. Damn, who will hurt her? So many of these men are crazy.

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Book Review: This Was Not the Plan

 

This Was Not the Plan

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From the acclaimed author of The Darlings comes an incisive, hilarious, and tender exploration of fatherhood, love, and family life through the story of a widower who has to become the father he didn’t know he could be.

Charlie Goldwyn’s life hasn’t exactly gone according to plan. Widowerhood at thirty-three and twelve-hour workdays have left a gap in his relationship with his quirky five-year-old son, Caleb, whose obsession with natural disasters and penchant for girls’ clothing have made him something of a loner at his preschool. The only thing Charlie has going for him is his job at a prestigious law firm, where he is finally close to becoming a partner.

But when a slight lapse in judgment at an office party leaves him humiliatingly unemployed, stuck at home with Caleb for the summer, and forced to face his own estranged father, Charlie starts to realize that there’s more to fatherhood than financially providing for his son, and more to being a son than overtaking his father’s successes.

At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, This Was Not the Plan is a story about loss and love, parenthood, and friendship, and what true work-life balance means.

*****5 STARS*****

WOW! What a great read, you can’t imagine all his pain and grief. Then you want to smack the shit out of him for being so dense and oblivious to his son and sister.

Finally, just when you think all hope is lost, BAM he smartens up and finally gets his act together.

Love the entire book!  A must read.

 

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