Don’t Drop a Potato Down the Disposal

photo 1 (8)I realized I didn’t have potatoes in like a few months, so I figured it was probably time to learn how to make potatoes on my own. Plus I found this recipe that used parsley, which I needed to use up before it went bad.

Some things I learned: potatoes take much more time to make than I would have thought. I also learned to make sure I put water completely covering the potatoes because otherwise they won’t actually cook for the first ten minutes.

As well, be careful when dumping out the water from the pot into the sink. I accidentally dropped one potato down the disposal, which was very sad because an extra potato would have meant more scrumptious food. Woops. I tried to get out out of the disposal, lest it still look edible, but the potato was cooked so perfectly I wasn’t able to get it out.

photo 2 (9)The recipe I used for these potatoes was pretty simple. You mix together olive oil, salt, garlic salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and parsley. The recipe also says you can add jalapeño pepper but I figured the cayenne pepper would give it enough of a kick.

I would recommend chopping up the parsley. The recipe doesn’t specifically say you should but if you look at the pictures, the parsley was definitely chopped up. I tried doing it in the bowl after I mixed together the mixture and it didn’t really work out.

photo 1 (9)Then you’re supposed to use a fork and mash the potatoes up. My sister is really good at mashing potatoes. I clearly didn’t inherit that skill because they weren’t really mashing up, so I just ended up cutting them.

After you mash the potatoes, you drizzle on the mixture you created and pop them in the preheated oven for a half hour.

Tphoto 3 (8)hese potatoes are probably one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten. However, you really can’t eat these potatoes without a glass or two of milk or water. They definitely have a kick to them that make them a little spicy. If you’re like me and don’t like spicy food, don’t add in the jalapeño peppers. The rest of the mixture will be hot enough.

I would highly recommend trying these. Although they take a long time to make, I know I shall be eating these again!

…But next time I will make sure I don’t drop a potato down the disposal.

Creamy Avocado Pasta Easy But Not Tasty

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Some recipes seem better on screen than they taste. A good example of this would be creamy avocado pasta. I had some avocados I needed to use up and was in the mood for some pasta. I hunted online for some recipes and came across creamy avocado pasta.

It looked delicious and was easy to make. You just toss some items into a blender to make the sauce. But it didn’t taste good. First, the texture was really weird. Maybe I’m just not used to avocado as a sauce but I didn’t like it. Second, I probably should have diced the garlic before I put it in the blender. I thought the blender would get it, so I just chopped the garlic into large pieces. But the blender didn’t catch all the garlic, so I ended up eating some rather large hunks of garlic. Let me tell you, not tasty. Third, you can’t save leftovers. The avocado turns brown and smelled rather weird.

Yes, this recipe is easy to make but I definitely won’t be making it again.