Last night I made a potato pizza sort of like the mashed potato deep dish pizza appetizer thing (that is what I get for being too lazy to just find a link or a picture).
I boiled and mashed a small bag of baby yukon gold potatoes (I think it was 1 pound) with about 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 to 2/3 cup of nonfat milk. I tossed in a large handful of shredded parmesan and let it sit until cool. I used Deb's recipe at Smitten Kitchen to caramelize my last 2 shallots. Then when they were cool I cut the root ends off and cut them as well as i could before mashing them into the potatoes with all of the caramelizing liquid.
The crust was a sheet of puff pastry dough, thawed and rolled until it had about an overhang of an inch on each side when placed in an 8x8 baking pan. I put in the potato mixture, topped with more shredded parmesan and grated cheddar, and then folded the edges of the dough in to make a high crust. I baked at 400°F for about 20 minutes until the puff pastry was wonderfully golden brown and then I blotted the top with a couple of paper towels. Cheddar always melts pretty oily, so I wanted to get rid of a bit of that.
It was delicious and the smell of the caramelizing shallots was really wonderful too.
Of course, that was a bit more leftover than I needed to make, so I will be having potato pizza for breakfast for the next couple of days while I pack. Today, I pack the hand knits, the bedroom closet, and the rest of the kitchen foodstuffs that aren't perishable. I also get to wash the bathroom and move enough stuff out of the living room to vacuum that up as well. It's a good thing I actually like vacuuming as far as house cleaning goes.
If I have anything interesting to say, I'll probably post to Twitter (I'm there as qarylla). Yup. I joined the dark side... what can I say, there were cookies!