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FOOD! - Stone Soup & Garlic Mashed Potatoes

STONE SOUP

Today I was cooking potatoes for mashing, but I was running out of time -- so I decided to put some large ROCKS on top of the lid to speed the cooking time.  It seemed to work and the meal was on time.  Years ago, I often used a pressure cooker and it worked on the same principle - shortening the cooking time.

My daughter saw the stones on the lid and asked if I was making 'stone soup'.  Remember the children's story of Stone Soup? 

GARLIC MASHED POTATOES

On Saturday I had GARLIC mashed potatoes at Outback Steakhouse.  Never tasted them before.  Must say they weren't as good as I hoped.  But I'm glad I got to taste them.

Reply to comment (see below):  

Not sure why except I figured it might work.  When I weighted the lid with 3 large stones (approx. 5x3" each) to hasten cooking just like a pressure cooker would, it seemed to work,  So - ever since - I've used this when time is of the essence.  Thanks for the encouragement AND your comment, Weezie. 

PS I washed the ROCKS thoroughly first.  :o)

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