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couch potato

Yesterday was yet another rainy day in Vienna. I am getting so impatient for summer, or at least a full-on spring, to finally get here and stay for good. I hate having to get my boots and coats back out after I already wore flowery shirts and flats. In a somewhat not so giddy mood I spent most of my day on the couch. I did venture out to the library to work on a paper and grab coffee with a friend but other than that the sofa was my company for the day. With the temperature dropping about 20 degrees from last week I was craving something hearty for dinner. Not wanting to spend too much time away from my dear friend Mr. Couch, I went for the home-made mashed potatoes. It being one of my boyfriends favorite meals, I was able to kill 2 flies at once. Satisfying my craving and making my man happy. The recipe I used is from his mom. The amounts are calculated for it being a side-dish, our full meal consisted of steak, mixed green salad and mashed potatoes with roasted onions. Delicious and totally worth the 2 hours I’ll be spending at the gym today.


5-6 medium size potatoes (makes for 3-4 servings)

whipping cream


salt, pepper

butter (optional)

Wash and peel the potatoes. (get the floury kind)

Quarter potatoes to similar sized pieces.

Cook until very well done and soft.

Mash with a fork. (or potato masher, if you own one)

Slowly mix (mixer no higher than level 2) in a little whipping cream until consistency is smooth. Be extremely careful, you don’t want it to get chewy because of the starch in the potatoes.

Add a little nutmeg to taste and salt/ pepper if needed. For extra smooth texture (and some additional calories) add butter. I didn’t do this since I didn’t want to add a 3rd hour to my gym-session today :)

Bon Appetite.

P.S. I was extremely happy and honored to receive the beautiful blogger award from Jammer at 10 a.m. So sweet of you, thank you!

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  1. Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries says:

    Yummy… mashed potatoes is definately my favorite side dish and we do it very similarily (we use milk instead of whipped cream which makes it a little lighter :)
    I had a 2-hour guilt session in the gym yesterday, but unfortunately I couldn't resist and I ate all my Easter chocolate eggs afterwards… damn I have to go again today, even though at this point I have shooting pain in my legs… I'm not sure if I can walk… :) xxx


  2. vicky h. says:

    haha you're too funny gabby :)
    such a good idea with the milk, I tought about it, only had skim milk at home and thought it wouldn't turn out smooth and creamy! will definitely go for the lighter version next time! xox

  3. kirstyb says:

    yum im hungry – well done on the award x

  4. letterstobetsy says:

    mashed potatoes are the best! totally worth the two hours at the gym! your picture is adorable and really shows off your mood! hope the weather improves :)

  5. Anna Katrina says:

    butter is my favorite i legitimately add it to everything i cook! looks delicious come cook for me on this rainy day in Madrid.

    Anna Katrina

  6. DiamondsandTulle says:

    nom nom nom…. meeh LOVE some mashed potatoes! That dinner looks delish!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

  7. The Vogue Diaries says:

    yumm, i'll have to try that!


  8. Mariel Torres says:

    it looks absolutely delicious!

  9. KRISTIN says:

    You look gorgeous in that photo!

    xo Kristin

  10. Valerie says:

    Congratulations on your award! That dinner looks heavenly. It rained here on Monday and I wanted to stay on the couch all day too!

  11. Fashions Not A Luxury says:

    ♥ lougin in the Couch. Yumooooooo Dinner! Congratulations on your Award =)

  12. Fashion, Art and other fancies says:

    Oh, your dinner looks delicious. Must remember to send you an e-mail when I'm next in Vienna; I fancy trying your mashed potatoe dish;-)

  13. RJH says:

    Beautiful Pics. Could be made with a Canon 550.

  14. BarelyVogue says:

    Yumm! I am hungry

  15. Ashley says:

    Yum! Southerners love us some mashed potatoes! You're missing the brown mushroom gravy-lol! Very cute post!


  16. sophie says:

    These are the perfect kind of days arent they! i love them, and mash potatoes are sooooooo goood.

    And congrats on the award too, I was going to give it to you too until i went on Jammer at 10am. but i loveee your blog :)