I always try to find ways to sneak extra veggies into my family's food. I haven't been on top of this so much lately but I'm trying to do better - especially now that I have so many veggies from Farm to Family that I wouldn't normally buy. F2F has been a big part of helping widen my ingredient base.
Little M literally begged me to buy more vegetables this week. In particular, he asked for red potatoes so we could make mashed potatoes. I set him up at the sink and had him wash the potatoes for me and put the potatoes into a bowl so I could cut them. He was tickled pink! He got to help; he got to participate in cooking; and he got to play in water.
F2F Veggie Potatoes (bold items came from Farm 2 Family)
1 white squash
1 white bell pepper
1 heaping teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1/4 cup shredded monteray jack cheese
red & new potatoes
milk or yogurt
Give the squash and pepper a small dice and sautee with salt and garlic in a small pan and a little olive oil. Once it's soft, set aside. Either add as is to the mashed potatoes or puree in the food processor. I had to puree because my kids don't like chunks in their mashed potatoes and would pick these veggies out.
Use enough red and new potatoes to feed your family. Boil and drain as you normally would for mashed potatoes.
Once the potatoes are done, mix in the veggie mix. Blend. Add in your cheeses, salt and pepper to taste, and milk (I used some yogurt I got from F2F). Blend and add more milk and butter until you get the consistency you want.