Almost every weekday, without fail, at 5:00 I call my husband to harass him to come home from work and we have the following conversation:
"So... what do you want to do for dinner?"
"I don't know. What do you want to do?"
"I don't know, I feel like we've had all of our usuals this week."
Then there's silence.
Sound familiar? As much as I would love to have a home-cooked dinner on the table every night for my family, it just doesn't happen. Where are the extra hours going to come from to make that possible?
Fortunately, one of the leaders in making it possible to have fast and easy side dishes that taste homemade, Betty Crocker, has given me a way to cut some corners with mealtime with their Betty Crocker Boxed Instant Mashed Potatoes.
Made with 100% real potatoes, Betty Crocker Boxed Instant Mashed Potatoes go from the stovetop to the table in just minutes... which pretty much is the amount of time that I have to spend before someone starts pulling on my leg or loudly complaining that they're "hungrrrrrry!"
After boiling water and butter, all I had to do was stir in milk and a packet of the dried potatoes and... well, that was it. Making mashed potatoes has definitely never been easier!
Preparing for mashed potatoes that tasted like... well, like they came out of a box, I was happy to find that I was completely mistaken. The Homestyle Creamy Butter flavor was smooth and delicious and really did taste as though I had just spent hours peeling, boiling and mashing my own potatoes.
Then, for a little extra flavor, the Roasted Garlic variety gave just the right amount of zing - I was really happy with the taste, texture and overall deliciousness of both! Plus, as each box comes with two pouches of potatoes, it provides the ability to make just the amount that you need and have plenty to go around for all.
As Betty Crocker has multiple other varieties of mashed potatoes available, I would love to sample more to see if we are just as happy with the results. Yum! And, to make that easier, right now you can print off a 55¢ coupon for any of Betty Crocker's boxed potatoes because who wouldn't like to save a little money while enjoying their tasty side dish?
Which, thanks to the generosity of Betty Crocker, is exactly what one person is going to be able to do, because...
One lucky person will win a Betty Crocker prize package including two boxes of Betty Crocker Boxed Instant Mashed Potatoes (one Roasted Garlic and one Homestyle Creamy Butter), a bamboo serving bowl, a trivet and a serving spoon!
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