Saturday, October 4, 2008

Autumnal Mash

Thanksgiving is fast approaching for us Canadians (next Monday), so tonight I experimented with a few dishes to prepare for our holiday meal with family. This dish is easy to make and tastes great (and is a great way to get kids to eat squash), and is also easy to blog. I am spending tonight working on my cookbook, so I will leave the more complicated dish for tomorrow's post.

- equal parts of:
- peeled and cubed potatoes
- cauliflower florets
- peeled and de-seeded squash, chopped
- water
- margarine
- salt and pepper

1. Place all veggies in a large pot (quantity will vary depending on how many people you are planning to serve). Cover with water, cover pot with a lid, then bring to a boil. Simmer for 30 mins, or until veggies are good and soft. Drain well.
2. Add a large spoonful of margarine to the pot, then mash well with a potato masher. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


allularpunk said...

yummmm... i love mashed veggies.

Janet said...

Looks delicious and festive!

Jan Scholl said...

I made exactly this during the summer but steamed it. Then I mashed chunkylike (I don't like mush) then added back into a coated pan and crisped up the bottom. OMG-I could eat this all day every day. I also made it with sweet potatoes. I eat out of season, so also make chili during the summer. maybe cause I am always cold. Try adding a little dill or sage---yum

Eesh said...

Yummy! Thanks for posting. Can't wait to see tomorrow's post!

Veg-a-Nut said...

Love this combination of flavors. My friend has made mashed potatoes and cauliflower since before her children were born. When one of them hit teenage years he was out and had mashed potatoes at his friends house. When he came home he told his mom, something weird about those potatoes I ate, yours are so much better. They had no idea that she used cauliflower in them. :o)

susan said...

ahhh. that looks heavenly. lol. heavenly.. :)

Lebkuchen said...

Yay, can't wait for the cookbook!!!

miss v said...

yumyum. i'm putting together my thanksgiving day recipes, and i think i'll add this one to the list. thanks!

Aimee B. said...

This looks delightful!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. :)

Mom said...

This is really good - a much more interesting flavour and texture than plain mashed potatoes or squash or cauliflower. I cut the squash in half, took out the seeds and cooked it in the microwave first...easy to get out of the skin and not watery. Then I mashed everything together.