Someone in your life needs mashed potatoes. Maybe it's a spouse, a sibling or a friend who needs cheering up. Eat the mashed potatoes with the recipient, preferably adding a pat of cold butter to each bite, Ephron-style. You might want to watch a movie, but people who need mashed potatoes don't need rom-coms; they need a Die Hard marathon. (Another option would be to watch the movie adaptation of Heartburn, which is not as good as the book but does star Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson, and also features a great Carly Simon soundtrack.)
Here, 7 great recipes to consider for this special day:
- How to Make Your House a Waffle House on Valentine's Day
- 5 Pink Sparkling Wines for Valentine's Day
- How to do Valentine’s Day the Jacques Pépin Way: 13 Recipes from the French Master
Smoky Mashed Potatoes Meat and potatoes in one perfect dish? Smoked paprika, pancetta and ham? Eat them while you listen to the Platters croon "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."