Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Pass the Torch Tuesday

Believe it or not, Kelly and I did not plan this. I had planned on posting this as my PTT entry even before I read Kelly's post last night. But she brings up a good point: it is the process, not the product.

Last night, I made some mini meatloaves and had purchased a box of Idahoan mashed potatoes. For Queen Bee, anything that happens in the kitchen is in adventure. She is always right there, wanting to help. And it wasn't so long ago that I was the same age, and always wanting to help my mother in the kitchen.

I had to go back to my "office" (read: bedroom) to start work for the day, so I left Queen in charge of making the potatoes. She had made the kind that come in the bag (Idahoan has some REALLY good instant, real mashed potatoes and my kids love them!), so she thought she knew what she had to do. I didn't look at the box to see what the instructions were, and I assumed that Ace would oversee the construction of our side dish.

Assume nothing.

When I came out to pull the mini loaves out of the stove, Queen was quite proud of herself when she pulled out my completely full, large Pampered Chef batter bowl. It was overflowing with potatoes... that looked like they could double as wallpaper paste.

Finding out that the Queen had used only milk with no butter, we trudged our way through the potatoes, telling her that they were the best we had ever had. She had tried so hard, and wanted them to be right.

And they were.


Blogger Pass The Torch said...

That's a great story! I bet they were perfect. All ten pounds of 'em;) Thats what PTT is all about - thank you for participating!

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Nice Mer- you are great with the writing stuff!
Up and around a LITTLE today, but things are not much better. Oh well..God's idea of me "taking it easy!"

9:08 AM  
Blogger The "Mind" said...

Maybe she just likes her taters that consistancy? I do. A fork has to stand up in them and my kids hate that.

That is great that you have a helper. And kudos to her efforts! I'm sure with a little butter on top they were great.

9:30 AM  

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