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Subject: (2007-11-13) New survey on the RFC site: Mashed potatoes
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: ChattyCathy <cathy1234[at]mailinator.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 19:22:24 +0200
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<a href="http://www.recfoodcooking.com/">http://www.recfoodcooking.com/</a>

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From: James Silverton <not.jim.silverton[at]verizon.not>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 18:59:38 GMT
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I assume the question about skins concerns "making" the mashed 
potatoes. I do like the skins, especially since I almost always 
use baking potatoes but I either refill them with the mashed 
potatoes or eat them separately.

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From: Sheldon <PENMART01[at]aol.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 12:01:52 -0800
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Someone marked they don't eat mashed potatoes but only in one
catagory, how can that be unless they are lying in the other
catagories.

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From: Ophelia <O[at]nix.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 20:32:03 -0000
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Sheldon wrote:
> Someone marked they don't eat mashed potatoes but only in one
> catagory, how can that be unless they are lying in the other
> catagories.

You know what Sheldon, you always assume people are lying!   Why?  Everyone 
is different and just because  you can't understand someone's response, 
doesn't mean they are lying:(  And no!  I haven't responded in this survey! 
Perhaps you need to tear other people down to boost your ego maybe??

Very sad:( 

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From: Dave Smith <adavidsmith[at]sympatico.ca>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 16:23:22 -0500
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Ophelia wrote:
> You know what Sheldon, you always assume people are lying!   Why?  Everyone
> is different and just because  you can't understand someone's response,
> doesn't mean they are lying:(  And no!  I haven't responded in this survey!
> Perhaps you need to tear other people down to boost your ego maybe??

I have made an interesting observation of the years. Some people lie. Some
people's lies are so blatant that honest people catch them in their lies
and call them on it. Then there are those who are in the habit of lying and
when things don't go their way they accuse others of lying. They are so
used to lying that they assume that others are do the same.

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From: blake murphy <blakepm[at]verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 18:22:08 GMT
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Dave Smith wrote:
>I have made an interesting observation of the years. Some people lie. Some
>people's lies are so blatant that honest people catch them in their lies
>and call them on it. Then there are those who are in the habit of lying and
>when things don't go their way they accuse others of lying. They are so
>used to lying that they assume that others are do the same.

your last sentence is correct.  it's called 'projection.'  from
wikipedia:

In psychology, psychological projection (or projection bias) is a
defense mechanism in which one attributes to others one’s own
unacceptable or unwanted thoughts or/and emotions. Projection reduces
anxiety by allowing the expression of the unwanted subconscious
impulses/desires without letting the ego recognize them. 

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From: Sheldon <PENMART01[at]aol.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 13:42:23 -0800
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Ophelia wrote:
> You know what Sheldon, you always assume people are lying!   Why?  Everyone
> is different and just because  you can't understand someone's response,
> doesn't mean they are lying:(  And no!  I haven't responded in this survey!
> Perhaps you need to tear other people down to boost your ego maybe??
>
> Very sad:(

Not very sad... VERY STUPID... one either eats mashed potatoes or they
don't, lying has nothing to do with being different... how is "being
different" a defense... were that true every prison would be vacant.
Obviously from your whining you must be the one who is either lying or
stupid... I think you're just stupid, you're too stupid to lie.

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From: BULLFROG <GIGIN[at]FROGY.ORGY>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 21:05:06 GMT
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THAT THER OPHIOLIA ONE DID LIE;'  SHE R HE  DID TAKE THE GREEN DOT 
SIRVEY;:;'

AN SHE/HE AINT NEVER EVER SAID NOTHIN ABOUT COOKIN HEAR.'

FATTY IS THE IMPIRE NOT OPHIOLIA

PLAY BALLS;;;;

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From: Pennyaline <candyapple[at]caramel.corn>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 17:22:10 -0700
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Sheldon wrote:
> Someone marked they don't eat mashed potatoes but only in one
> catagory, how can that be unless they are lying in the other
> catagories.

More likely that person got fumble fingers and clicked on the wrong 
selection (sez I).

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From: sf
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 21:12:01 -0800
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Sheldon wrote:
>Someone marked they don't eat mashed potatoes but only in one
>catagory, how can that be unless they are lying in the other
>catagories.

So what?  You're probably the only one here who cares.

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From: Kate Connally <connally[at]pitt.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 11:22:38 -0500
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ChattyCathy wrote:
> http://www.recfoodcooking.com/

1. For "traditional" mashed potatoes - the kind I make
at T-day to eat with turkey gravy on them - I always
prefer the old-fashioned smooth kind.  And I always
use russets.  However I am quite fond of the new "smashed"
potatoes (usually in "garlic smashed potatoes") which are
generally made with waxy potatoes.  I've never made them
at home, though, as I am generally too lazy to make real
mashed potatoes of any sort at home.  Usually I make them
once a year at T-day and then they are the other sort.
I found out you can get them to take out at Applebee's -
the garlic smashed sort, I mean - I call them up and
order 4-6 orders of smashed potatoes to go (have them
put all together in one large container) and then drop
by to pick them up.

2. What a silly question.  Of course I add butter.
Only an insane person would not add butter.  ;-)

3. I don't generally add pepper, although I don't
object to it.  If I'm eating the potatoes with
gravy on them - which is generally the case I don't
think pepper is necessary.

4. What a silly question.  Of course I add milk.
Only an insane person would not add milk (or cream or
something of the sort).  Sheesh!  ;-0

5. Sour cream would be good but I've never done it.
No particular reason except that as I mentioned above
I generally only make "traditional" mashed potatoes,
and that only once a year.  If I made them more often
I'm sure I would experiment with sour cream, buttermilk,
garlic, cheese, etc.  They all would be delicious in
mashed potatoes or smashed potatoes.

6. See #5.

7. I did that a few times years ago.  But then the skins on
the russets started getting thicker and tougher and I didn't
do it any more as they are unpleasant to eat in the mashed
potatoes.  If I were to use some other type of potatoes with
thinner skins I would definitely leave them on because I like
them and I also hate to peel potatoes.

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From: Dave Smith <adavidsmith[at]sympatico.ca>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 11:43:53 -0500
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Kate Connally wrote:
> 2. What a silly question.  Of course I add butter.
> Only an insane person would not add butter.  ;-)

My mother never added butter. She wasn't insane, she just hated butter. She
never cooked in butter or added butter to any vegetables. She always put
butter on the table and let people add it if they wanted it.

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From: Serene <serene[at]serenepages.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 15:35:03 -0800
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ChattyCathy wrote:
> http://www.recfoodcooking.com/

I'm not picky about mashed potatoes. I don't like them that much to 
begin with, but I'm fine with them mashed, whipped, smashed, 
whatever.  With or without butter, with or without cream, etc. 
People seem to like mine most when I put lots of butter in them, so 
I usually do, but when I leave it out, they don't seem to mind. Eh. 
It's just one of those foods I can take or leave.

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From: MG <who[at]where.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 13:40:44 GMT
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ChattyCathy wrote:
> http://www.recfoodcooking.com/

I'll often add a single raw egg to the mash (after the initial mash) and 
mash/mix in well...I find it makes the spuds even more creamy smooth

I've also had mashed potato at a restaurant, where it was made with EVOO and 
had minced or finely chopped kalamata olives mixed in...absolutely 
scrumptious 

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Subject: Re: (2007-11-13) NewGREENDOT survey on the RFC site: Mashed potatoes
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: BULLFROG <GIGIN[at]FROGY.ORGY>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 20:47:55 GMT
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NEXT QUEISTON:

HAVE YOU MADE FATTY SIGNATOR
 SMASHED TATERS EVER!:"?

DONT LYE CAUSE MR. SHELTON WILL KETCH YOU;!

WHARE IS THE GREEN DOT FOR REEL CREEM;?

FATTY


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