I have been quite lazy with cooking for the past 3-4 weeks, cooking nothing more complicated than a toaster-oven-heated frozen corn dog or a sandwich. Well, up until Thanksgiving eve. I helped Sean a bit with cooking T-day dinner.
I've had a couple of potatoes at home for a week. I think I intended to bake them, but today I had a sudden urge to make mashed potatoes. I only used one big potato because I'm just cooking for myself for one meal. Er, part-meal. It's kind of a snack-as-I-go day. They turned out very well. I don't have a potato masher, so I mashed it in my stand mixer. I put a bit too much white pepper in, but oh well. The texture and taste is great.
I know mashed potatoes aren't very complicated, but it's the first time I tried them and the first time I've cooked on my own in a few weeks, so I'm happy.
On another note, this was the first time I used my 10" Sabatier chef's knife and the honing steel. Works much better than my old knife.