Fun, food, family...
And another story for the family history.
My father does not tolerate milk/milk products. He does not do a lot of cooking at home. But when everyone is together for holidays, there is cookin' in the kitchen!
They look normal don't they?
Have a bite.
Let it be put on record that vanilla flavored soy milk does NOT taste good in mashed potatoes. Salt doesn't help. Margarine doesn't help. Turkey gravy does.not.help.
Maybe some chocolate gravy?
Wes had the job of doing the actual mashing, while I was adding all the "doctoring up stuff". Normally, I would load them up with oodles and oodles of real butter and sour cream. That won't work for Daddy. I was getting a little flustered trying to get everything on the table and reached in the fridge and grabbed a carton (gimme some credit for not accidentally grabbing the real milk!) and started pouring. Put the carton away and let Wes finish his task. When taste testing them I realized what had happened (also...please note that upon further investigation there wasn't any plain soy milk anyway) and started laughing. Everyone wanted to know what was so funny, but all I said was that they would find out soon.
So, now Vanilla Potatoes joins the family archives and will be retold along with "I get all the butter",
"Coffee doesn't tasted good with strawberries", "I saw that star fart", and "Don't think I haven't had coffee before" to name a few.
***please note that this post was not in anyway endorsed or approved by any HGTV, Cooking Channel, or Food Network star because not only do they have no clue who I am, but they would likely die laughing.