[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false] When the lovely people at MyBlogSpark sent me a big package featuring Betty Crocker’s new “Loaded” Mashed Potatoes, I was super excited. Until I realized these potatoes were fully loaded… with bacon. Being a vegetarian, bacon’s something I am usually looking to unload. So I enlisted Nick to be my taster. He has good taste after all (helloooo, check me out… just kidding… kind of).
Betty Crocker‘s instant potatoes are made with 100% real russet potatoes, plus a blend of seasonings and toppings such as the aforementioned bacon, sour cream, cheese and chives. Knowing the potatoes would be ready in a matter of minutes, with the addition of a few ingredients I happened to have on hand (butter, milk and water), I wanted to give myself a bit of a challenge. I stumbled upon this recipe for making gnocchi with instant potatoes, made a few modifications and got to it.
They may not be the prettiest little things, but Nick gave these gnocchi two thumbs up. Actually, what he really said was “Wow, this tastes just like real gnocchi… and the consistency is the same too.” He was smiling, so I think it’s safe to assume he would give it two thumbs up. I’m looking forward to making this recipe again, and perhaps trying my hand at potato bread. I’d love to hear what you might whip up with a box of instant potatoes. Even if it’s just… potatoes.
One lucky winner will receive a prize pack that includes a box of new Betty Crocker ”Loaded Mashed” potatoes, an Oxo mixing bowl, plus a magnetic hanging pot holder, silicone spoonula, and measuring cup– all in that cheery Betty Crocker red.
Disclosure: This product, prize pack, related information and an additional prize pack to give away were provided to me by Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark. I was not paid to review this product. My opinions are my own… and Nick’s opinions are mine too. Just kidding, they’re his.
To enter, leave a comment below, sharing your favorite kitchen short cut. For additional entries, please feel free to tweet (“You say potato, @ElizabethEv says giveaway: http://wp.me/pySBS-Yl”) or link back to this post– just be sure to leave a comment letting me know you’ve done so. I will select a winner on Thursday evening.
Also On Tap for Today:
- A few more instant potato ideas
- Flower power in celebration of this spring weather
- Meetings, meetings and more meetings
What is your favorite kitchen short cut?