Friday, 24 August 2012

Time To Do The Mashed Potato !!

Thought we'd have a bit of fun today!

 Well, I am celebrating 50 likes for my Earth Apple Jane Face Book page,
so at the suggestion of Tracy from Hey Harriet,
 I thought we'd let our hair down, and have a dance!
Guess what it's called?  I don't think it'll take you long.......
that's right, let's join Dee Dee Sharp and

 " Do the Mashed Potato!!"

Well, if you did like I said and got up and had a bit of a jiggle around, you'll be ready to sit down and catch your breath again!
Take a look at some of my potato jewellery on my Jewellery tab at the top of the page.  Some people have asked if they are made from mashed potato, which is a sensible question, but it isn't correct I am afraid.  I will explain in later posts how they are made. 

When I asked on Face Book how people liked their spuds Sheri, from SlinginMud, (who makes fabulous ceramic jewels) suggested Mashed Potatoes with Garlic, Cream and Butter. Cream AND Butter, I thought.  How could you not like that!? 

So here is a delicious looking recipe I found from

Here's what she writes.....

Garlic mashed potatoes, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. One forkful, two forkfuls, three forkfuls... sorry, none left for you! Just kidding. Growing up in a family of six kids, we are all rather competitive eaters. Basically, whoever finishes first gets seconds. And you're going to want to have seconds of these. Creamy not only because of the cream and butter, but because we are using Yukon Gold potatoes, which in my opinion are simply the best potato for creamy mashed potatoes. Garlicky, of course, but even though we are using an entire head of garlic, we are roasting it first, so you get all the flavor without it seeping through your pores.

Just click here to get the ingredients and recipe for these
delicious looking Garlic Mashed Potatoes


What's your favourite dance?  Hip hop, waltz, line dancing? Do share below!


  1. Yum, I would love to have some of those mashed potatoes.

    1. They look, and I'm sure they smell, pretty good too Dawn! But I bet you cook a darned good mash yourself. I might pop over to see:) bye for now, Jane

  2. Great film clip and I love creamy potato mash! I make mine loaded with butter and add cream if I have some on hand. I like the idea of garlic so I'll have to try that!

    1. Glad you enjoyed the dance Tracy! I wouldn't have thought of it if it wasn't for your comment, so THANK YOU SO MUCH!! And it really was a bit of fun wasn't it, even though it was long before your time! Do you have garlic growing alongside your pomato plant by the way? I bet it would keep bugs at bay. Bye for now Jane


  3. That was so much fun! I wanted to get up and dance with the video and would have if my back wasn't giving me trouble today. A few years ago I thought that if I would put some old tunes on and dance the jerk (remember that dance), it just might help me get rid of this spare tire around my middle. What it did do, was send me to the chiropractor, LOL. I'm laughing now, but I wasn't then.
    Have a sensational weekend, Connie :)

    1. Hi Connie, backs can be quite a pain can't they? Have you tried Pilates? I have had trouble with my back too, and Pilates has really helped. Let me know what you think. Take care and lovely to see you. Bye for now Jane

  4. Great clip- great dancing music:) And don't forget Billy Thorpe's Mashed Potato - Yeah"! Maybe you weren't living in Aus back then?
    I love mashed potato and I do like garlic - but more than the tiniest bit of garlic gives me headache that "flattens" me for a day. SAd eh? ...considering I also love italian food.

    1. Hi Lori, you are right, I hadn't got to Aus by then but I checked out Billy Thorpe's Mashed Potato and apparently there were 72 yeah's in under 3 minutes! What a shame that you have such a problem with garlic. It has so many upsides, but headaches are not one of them I am sure.


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