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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Mashed Potato Snowmen (Video!)

Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! Happy Festivus! Happy Bah, Humbug day! Should we celebrate with some Mashed Potato Snowmen? I think these are a bit cuter than my first ever mashed potato snowmen that I made in 2008. Those had black olive smiles and hats though, and these have no smiles or hats, so maybe the older ones were cuter?

Mashed Potato Snowmen

Mr. Wing-It said they looked like chubby little birds! I kind of see it! Anyway, these guys have peppercorn eyes, tiny baby carrot noses, steamed green bean scarves, peppercorn buttons, and parsley arms. Do I really need to tell you what that little muffin-shaped meatless meatloaf is? It's The PPK's beet burger recipe baked in muffin tins at 375 degrees F for about 20 minutes. Me? Obsessed with a recipe? Never.

Mashed Potato Snowmen
"Steamed green bean" was too much for me to handle.

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Pea buttons are also cute!

Mashed Potato Snowmen
Black eyed pea buttons!

They can also have pea eyes instead of peppercorn eyes, if you fear an unsuspecting toddler might eat them and consequently develop a lifelong fear of hot, spicy snowmen! This video shows two ways to make a snowman: one using cookie scoops to pile up the mashed potatoes, and another way using spoons. I hope you enjoy watching it, and building them, if you decide to make your own Mashed Potato Snowmen! I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season, or a wonderful regular season if you are not much of a holiday person like myself! :)



Mashed Potato Snowmen
Bye, Frosty!


16 comments :

  1. I was planning to make shepherd's pie with my beetloaf recipe for my family today, but I think there's one family member who might get a special version.:) I'll probably use chickpeas for eyes, sun-dried tomato bits for buttons and a thin strip of pickle for a scarf. Thank you!

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    1. You are now a beet maniac like me! :D

      I think Miss E will love it! Chickpea eyes, sun-dried tomato buttons, and a pickle scarf sound perfect. I hope you get a chance to take a picture of Miss E's snowman! :)

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  2. First of all = amazing recipe and presentation. You need your own cooking show already!

    Second of all = the Sugar Plum Fairy song from The Nutcracker (in your video) is my absolute FAVORITE.

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    1. Thanks, Liz! "The Masked Chef" could be the name of my show! :D

      I love that song too!

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  3. I can't even begin to comment on the cuteness overload here. Which, I suppose is a comment in and of itself. Sigh.

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    1. Cuteness and all I still managed to eat them with no remorse. Does that make me evil?

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  4. Aww, what cute little snow people! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, River!

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    1. Thanks, Jes! We had a nice and quiet Christmas, just like I like'em. I hope you had a delicious Christmas! :)

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  5. Freaking ADORABLE snowmen!! I saw Andrea's version yesterday and thought they were totally cute as well. You are so creative with your holiday foods!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with Mr. Wing-It, and a happy, healthy and fruitful (and vegetable-ful) 2013! Big hugs to you. xo

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    1. Andrea's snowman was fabulous, as was Miss E with her fancy tutu! A happy, healthy, fruitful, and vegetable-ful 2013 to you, the HH, and the girls too! :)

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  6. Woman you are amazing! And your photos are getting better and better!

    Love your new blog, pics, everything.

    Hugs...you're maturing like a fine wine. Oh yes you are.

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    1. Thank you, Denny! I try very hard to take decent pictures because I'm not naturally good at it, so it's nice to hear that you like them! :)

      I don't know abot a fine wine, but I am doing a lot of whining related to my wisdom tooth extraction :D

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  7. lulz hang in there hon. it'll get better and soon you'll be noshing on good grub again.

    I don't know but it sure felt like looking through a vegan cookbook to me!

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    1. Yes, please! I want to be noshing on good grub again!

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