Monday, August 22, 2011

Carrot and Potato Mash - Secret Recipe Club





It's time again for the reveal of the Secret Recipe Club recipe!!  This month I was assigned to make a recipe from Tandy's blog, Lavender and Lime.  I was intrigued by the ingredients she uses!!  She uses things that I am not used to but I found so many looking so good! I seriously have a list of things to try.  In the end, for this month, I chose something simple.  Simple but extremely delicious. 

Not only did carrots make the mashed potatoes look so much better than regular potatoes, they added a huge amount of healthiness that I loved!  They tasted great and I will make my potatoes this way more often now!



Carrot and Potato Mash
Adaped from Lavender and Lime


6 potatoes
3 large carrots
2 tbsp. butter
Milk for thinning if necessary

Peel potatoes and carrots, chop into chunks and boil or steam until soft. Mash together along with butter and milk if necessary.  You really can add more carrots or less depending on what you like. I'm not exactly sure the ratio and of course your size of carrots and potatoes will be different.  It's a very simple and versatile dish.

This is linked with:
$5 Dinner Challenge at $5 Dinners

My Meatless Monday at My Sweet and Savory
Mouthwatering Mondays at A Southern Fairytale
Your Recipe, My Kitchen at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Just another Meatless Monday at What's for Dinner, Mom?
Midnight Maniac Meatless Monday at Midnight Maniac
Made By You Mondays at Skip to my Lou
Mangia Mondays at Delightfully Dowling
Tuesday at the Table at All The Small Stuff
Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
Hearth & Soul at  Mom's Sunday Cafe
Tasty Tidbits at Permanent Posies
The Mommy Club at Crystal & Co.
My Best Recipes at This Chick Cooks


 

26 comments:

  1. This is definitely a great way to add some extra nutrients to those potatoes!

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  2. The the added health perks from the carrots. Great side dish to have in the rotation.

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  3. I've never tried carrots in my mash. Will have to try that!

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  4. Ohh.. that dish is just screaming september/october (my favourite time of year). Looks so yummy.

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  5. thank you so much for a great rendition of my recipe! Have a super day :)

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  6. So colorful and a great change to regular potatoes...or plain carrots. If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Group 'A" ~ SRC recipe this month: Cilantro Lime Chicken

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  7. What a great twist on regular mashed potatoes! They sound delicious!

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  8. I'm just recently coming to learn that some of the best meals are the simplest to make. Looks great!

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  9. A nice change from just potatoes-the carrots add some lovely color and flavor to the mash. Looks easy, too!

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  10. My sister-in-law makes a dish similar to this and brings to every family gathering, but she adds a ton of onion...I think I like your version better!

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  11. Ooh, great way to healthify mashed potatoes! Looks yummy!

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  12. They are so colorful, I don't think I would ever get to pull this off with my kids! But, what a fun recipe!

    Thanks again for being a part of SRC and being a part of my first group, I enjoyed being your host! Now, I get to visit everyone's blog, THIS IS THE FUN PART!

    If you haven't already, come check out my Secret Recipe Club Post: Cucumber Salad http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/08/cucumber-salad-secret-recipe-club.html

    or my second post for the SRC Raspberry and Nutella Pizza
    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/08/raspberry-nutella-pizza-secret-recipe.html

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  13. I used to make a carrot and potato mash all the time! So yummy and one of my family's favorites - I put garlic in mine.

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  14. I've never seen this before, what an interesting combination. I'm going to try adding some veg to my mashed potatoes next time. Thanks for the ideas!

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  15. Oh Yum! What a fun club. I need to go and check it out!

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  16. What a great way to add nutrients to mashed potatoes!

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  17. I enjoy reading the results of the Secret Recipe Club. It's fun that you were paired with a blog that offered ingredients that you wouldn't normally use.

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  18. Great SRC choice! I love this idea. I am a fan of making mashed cauliflower, which tastes similar to potatoes.... this sounds like another great healthier mashed potato option!

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  19. Such a great way to healthify the classic mashed potato. I'll have to try this sometime :)

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  20. What?? Why have I never thought to combine potatoes and carrots?? Love it.

    Glad your comments are coming through!!

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  21. It came out looking so pretty...love it :) Sometimes my husband boils some radishes and adds that to his mashed potatoes, not as colorful but kinda nice.

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  22. simpe easy and awesome! i bet the carrot would be good with sweet potatoes too!

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  23. Not sure if hubby would go with this dish or not... but I also love the idea of using sweet potatoes. Thanks for looking at my SRC post. I'm having so much fun seeing everyone's creations

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  24. Looks great! SCR is turning out to be lots of fun -- so many new recipes to try!

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  25. What a great combination! I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your delcious recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  26. I think I am making this tonight. My son is coming for dinner. Yum!

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