It was a busy weekend. Friday was Halloween (see previous post). Saturday was our school Fall Festival fundraiser (which I was partly in charge of), which kept me busy all day. Sunday was stake conference, and our ward boundaries were realigned.
Oliver is still in town, and he and Jack have been enjoying playing together every day. We had Jack's neighbor friends over yesterday too, and I made potato pancakes for lunch. These were a favorite of mine as a kid. Some of the boys had never had them, but everyone loved them. This is a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes. (I usually make extra on purpose.)
Here is what I do (approximate... I just eyeball it):
3-4 c. mashed potatoes (whatever was leftover)
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 c. flour
1-2 c. grated cheese (whatever you have)
garlic salt, seasoned salt, Mrs. Dash (whatever you like)
Ketchup (apparently, this is a must for kids)
Stir together to combine. Heat a skillet on medium heat; add a tablespoon or 2 of canola oil. Drop small scoops (about 2 T.) of potato mixture into skillet, cook about 2 minutes on each side, until browned. Serve with ketchup.
*If you want to get fancy, you can coat them in breadcrumbs before frying, but that's how Martha would do it, and I'm no Martha.