Green Mashed Potatoes

On Tuesday afternoons, Eliana and I have a standing play date with our friends Meghan and Miles. This Tuesday, Meghan and I were swapping food stories and she told me that Miles currently loves mashed potatoes. That night I was thinking about new recipes and foods for Eliana. I got to thinking: Has Eliana eaten mashed potatoes? She has certainly had potatoes over the last 16 months. I made her a kale and potato puree when she was newly eating solids and she’s had my potato leek soup, too. At restaurants she’s had roasted potatoes and tried french fries, but she hasn’t necessarily had mashed potatoes. 

Obviously, I had to fix that and introduce my teeny tiny foodie to potatoes in this other form. So, as part of her lunch yesterday she got my newest recipe: Green Mashed Potatoes. 
Green Mashed Potatoes
  • ·    -1 potato, chopped (I used a yellow potato and I left the skin on)
  • ·    -1 large handful of leafy greens (I used kale)
  • ·    -½ tablespoon chopped scallions, white parts only
  • ·    -1-2 tablespoons milk (I used organic whole milk)
  • ·   – ½ small clove of garlic, peeled
  • ·    -1 tablespoon of butter, cut into little chunks
  • ·    -Reserved cooking liquid from steaming the potato, greens and garlic
  • ·    -Salt and pepper to taste

Steam the potato, greens and garlic. Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processer along with the scallions, a little bit of the milk, butter, reserved steaming liquid, salt and pepper. Puree it to your desired consistency. Taste and adjust flavors with more milk, butter and seasoning as needed.


Green Mashed Potatoes

 

With some baked chicken for lunch.

 

Aaaaahhhhh.


And, here are a few photos of Eliana and Miles from a play date this summer. This past Tuesday, both little people were a blur of “peek-a-boo” activity so none the most recent photos came out well. 
Hi there, Peeps!
Here I am driving them around. Poor Miles is so freaked out he’s made Eliana’s ear into the “Holy S!@t” handle of their pretend car.
Mommy! Save me from your friend who can’t drive!!
O.M.G. She’s starting again. Hold on, Eliana!
Happy Cooking!


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