Wednesday, June 25, 2014

mashed potatoes and gravy!

Our kitchen remodel is finally done and I think I'd be happy with any kitchen after 8 weeks without, but I'm very happy with ours.  Today I made mashed potatoes and gravy!  It was good good good!  

Here's the kitchen.

Who cares, here's the mashed potatoes, gravy and greens!

Dessert was watermelon.  Dinner was mashed potatoes, gravy, and sugar snap peas; and watermelon for dessert again.

The gravy is fabulous and guilt-free.  To make this delicious food, I cooked up some beans the old fashioned way, on the stove after soaking overnight.  In the pressure cooker I put potatoes, onions, mushrooms, and garlic cloves with some water and cooked them.  These were cut into big chunks for easy separation later (didn't cut the garlic or mushrooms).   After cooking, I whipped the potatoes along with some of the garlic, a little onion, and liquid from cooking.  I blended the beans with their cooking water and the garlic in a blender, then added the onion and mushrooms and Italian seasoning and just pulsed it so they were still chunky.   Most people would also want to add in soy or tamari sauce or salt to the gravy.   It's fun being able to load on the gravy and knowing that it's all healthy!   Housemate likes this too.  We'll have it again tomorrow since I have lots of gravy left over.


Holly said...

Nice looking food from a great looking kitchen! Did you expand the space? It looks bigger, and not just from the skylights.

kneecap said...

We just went up to the roofline. well, a doorway was knocked out but the kitchen size is the same. it does seem more spacious though. I love it!