Bekah v. Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

So last night was the big Christmas Party for the Youth Ministry at my church, and as a small group leader I got to sign up to bring a dish of my choice for “Christmas Dinner.” After running through what items I have in my kitchen as far as pots, pans, utensils and such go and what my wallet could reasonably handle I chose the ever popular mashed potatoes and gravy option. So on Saturday I drove my happy, school-is-finished-self to Wal-mart and picked up a box (the big one) of Betty Crocker Potato Buds and 6 packs of brown gravy — and yes, I did get extremely weird looks from the people in line with me and a comment or two from the cashier, but whatever.

So yesterday, around 5 PM, I decided that it was time to prepare the mashed potato and gravy awesomeness so I headed to the kitchen grabbed my ingredients and went to town. I should have taken the hint that this was not going to go well when my pot, which was my largest one, only had an inch from the top left of room after I put all the required items, sans Potato Buds of course. I did not take that hint and hilarity ensued.

Long story short, I used an electric mixer (pictured above) to mix the potatoes and gravy and there were mashed potatoes and gravy all over my kitchen, as well as all. over. me.

Easter Extravaganza–In pictures.

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Mr. Fly — You must die.

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Got you sucka.

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Just because the wine bottle has a pretty label doesn’t mean the wine will have a pretty taste. $10 literally down the drain.

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Yay ham!

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Ze trash.

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Happy Easter! Yes, that is only Coke in those glasses.

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Stirring something.

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Someday, she and I will both be cooking mavens.

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Except if you ask us to make jell-o eggs, those didn’t turn out so…whole. But they tasted yummy!

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Spiderman wanted to join in the fun because he loves Jesus too. Spiderman makes very good mac n’ cheese.

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Our misshapen eggs. Oops.

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Stirrin’ those spider webs.

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Almost done!

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One last spoonful!

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Done–I think we did a good job.

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Sitting down to partake in our AWESOME homemade dinner.

This was how I culminated my Easter Weekend. More later.