Easy Mashed Potato Recipe For One

One of the first recipes that my younger son asked about when he moved out was mashed potatoes and, while mashed potatoes are a pretty easy item to make, when you are getting started in the kitchen, you need some sort of guideline so here it is, the simplest mashed potato recipe you will ever find.

If you are worried about the size of the potatoes, don't be.  Mashed potatoes are pretty forgiving so the following amounts do not have to be exact. If your potatoes are a bit bigger, you might need a little bit more milk and conversely, if they are a bit smaller, you might add a little bit less milk.


3/4 tsp salt (though in our home we cook them without salt)
3 medium-sized potatoes
1-1/2 tbsp butter
1/3 cup milk

In a small pot, boil 3 cups of water and 1/4 tsp salt.  Add the potatoes, cover them and cook at a gentle boil. Potatoes do not need to be in hard-boiling water.   They'll need to cook for 20 to 30 minutes and you will know they are done by inserting a fork into a potato to see if it is soft.  Drain well and then add the butter, the rest of the salt and the milk, which I like to warm up a little bit in the microwave first.  If you are unsure about the size of your potatoes, add some of the liquid instead of all of it.  Using a potato masher, mash until creamy, adjust the amount of milk as required & ENJOY.

See you
in the kitchen!

Hunger Games Coffee Mugs

Fans of The Hunger Games will enjoy using this Hunger Games coffee mug every day, regardless of what hot beverage they decide to fill it with.  If you are a coffee or tea drinker or even a hot chocolate lover, why not start your day with Katniss and Peeta?

If you are wondering whether or not the thermal aspect actually works, it does. When you fill this mug with hot tea or coffee, the black areas around the characters gradually changes to flames. Granted, I don't think it is a fast enough change to be super exciting but it is still interesting and a fun gift idea for a Hunger Games fan.

I took a look around and couldn't find much in the way of coffee mugs for The Hunger Games. Right now, if you want a Hunger Games themed coffee mug, it seems like it is the thermal mug or no mug at all. I am sure that will change with the release of the next Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, in November, 2013.

May the odds be ever
in your favour!

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