Tuesday, May 22, 2012


My friend and I were just talking the other day about how much we love recipes with pictures. As we flipped through one of the Pioneer Woman cookbooks and oohed and aahed, I spotted some recipes I couldn't wait to try.  Tonight I decided to try the Crash Hot Potatoes.  Here is a link in case you would like to see them: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/06/crash-hot-potatoes/

I followed the directions and somehow, some way, things didn't seem to line up.  I cooked the potatoes until fork tender (or so I thought), put them on a cookie sheet drizzled with olive oil and...

Here's what her recipe looked like as she crashed the potatoes:


And here is what mine looked like:

And view from a little farther away so that you can see the potato that is not even on the pan anymore (to the right):

And this is where I will get really vulnerable and honest with you and let you know that I may have sent 3 potatoes flying onto the floor.  May have.  And if I did send potatoes flying to the floor, well, I would have #1- been putting much passion into the "crash" part of Crash Hot Potatoes and #2- washed them off before baking them.

Please try not to be jealous of my talent.  I just can't help it.

I did appreciate the attention to detail that The Pioneer Woman gave in this recipe.  My only complaint is that the recipe was slightly incomplete.  I would add these "ingredients" to it:
One dog, a broom, a dustpan and a hand broom...

And maybe a camera and a good sense of humor, too. There were potato pieces ALL over the floor.

But before you think that my family went hungry tonight or that I had to resort to a Stouffer's Frozen Lasagna, I was able to pull off a super yummy meal.  Ginger-honey marinated venison kabobs and Crash-Around-The-Kitchen Hot Potatoes. 


The LaPierre Crew said...

Ahhh! I LOVE it! Thanks for the laugh! Just when I thought EVERYTHING went perfectly in your kitchen...at least everything TURNED OUT perfectly ;)

Tom and Jen Loveland Family said...

This was one of those awesome posts that needed retelling. Meaning, Tom heard me laughing and had to know what I was laughing about. You told it well. :) thanks for that!

Prairie Mama said...

One of the purposes in my life must be to give other people a good laugh...at my expense. ; )