Both my grandmas' used hand mixers, fluffy and silky was the consistancy, they even called them whipped potatoes not mashed potatoes. For some reason my mom used a masher. I guess I use a masher because my husband likes chunky mashed potatoes, with the skins left on. Milk, smart balance, S&P and a little onion powder. Yummy. Especially with some gravy.
The first dinner my husband, then boyfriend, made for me was baked chicken, asparegus (SP?), chunky mashed potatoes, rolls, and he even hand dipped strawberries in white chocolete (SP?). I went home that night, called my mother and the thing I went on and on about was the fact that he made "real mashed potatoes", not out of a box. :)
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