Yesterday morning when I told my brother that home-made mashed potatoes were on our dinner menu, I added, “Shere (our big sis) makes the best mashed potatoes. My mashed potatoes are never as good as hers.”
Dwight immediately quipped, “Practice makes perfect.”
Taking his helpful advice, I practiced with these vegan mashed potatoes made with olive oil & coconut milk. Not as amazing as my sister’s, but still, a tasty try (all plates scraped.) Plus, the new pecan-mushroom stuffing was pretty fabulous (in the cook’s sated opinion.)
Gotta love Dwight’s quick comeback. Since he really likes mashed potatoes, his helpfully-hopeful advice could be considered slightly self-interested. However, whether it’s food, music, sports, public speaking, or loving our neighbors?
It’s something to keep in mind: practice makes perfect.
Hmmn, maybe not perfect (memories of missed soccer goals come to mind), but practice can make us better than if we didn’t try at all.
grace, peace & practice, practice
Virginia : )
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” Mahatma Gandhi
Hi Virginia, I’ve heard it also said, Practice makes Progress. A goal we can all attain! Blessings and Peace to you and Dwight.
That’s an even better mantra, Mary! I shared your advice with Dwight. His reply? My mashed potatoes are now “progressive potatoes!” 🙂 Blessings to you & Dave & your clan. (peace, grace & joy inclusive 🙂
The goal at least being progress not perfection. Perfection is so hard to maintain… ❤ Happy Valentines Day!
I could go for some VMPs w/OO and CM . . . in the meantime, keep practicing, GL!
Thanks Mark — the vegan mashed potatoes are really lite (but DW had to add lots of salt since I’m off that, too) & super easy. I dusted off a fabulous potato masher Milder Tabor gave me years ago — they come out fluffy every time (whether vegan or no…) Next time you visit we’ll put them on the menu!
Grace & peace & veganites of the world uniting – GL : )
It all sounds delicious 😋
They were really yummy, Cin, but the vegan pecan mushroom stuffing turned out even yummier. Will definitely try again when you to visit.
Lots of grace, peace & progressive potatoes — Gin 🙂
I’m in Dwight’s corner.
Dwight’s corner is a good place to be, especially concerning FOOD & the partaking thereof… 😋🍰🍡🍲🍪🍕🍧🍳🍮🍝😋