I just made some tasty mashed potatoes. I used russet potatoes with the skins on but I really prefer either the golden or red ones for mashed. I added a stalk of fennel and 3 small branches of fennel fronds, chopped and a 1/4 block of 10oz frozen spinach. I salted the water that I cooked all that in but didn't add salt when I was finished.
I mashed the veggies together with a splash of milk, some butter, a tsp of roasted garlic,some chopped green onions, and a handful of grated parmasean cheese. I added some more green onions on top of each serving. I will probably sprinkle some black pepper on the leftovers but Yummy!
I still have a few stalks of left over fennel and need to figure out what else to do with it but this was a very green way to get to eat mashed potatoes :) I was originally going to add some carrots but didn't this time. I think they would make them sweeter. I think cauliflower would be a good choice too to smash this way.
Oh yea... and I remembered why I don't buy shake and bake. Whoops.