and i didn't just make mashed potatoes. i made MASHED POTATOES. with butter and heavy cream and cream cheese, because i also had some heavy cream and cream cheese that needed using.
there are a lot of things you can do with leftover mashed potatoes.
what i did on the first day was take a slice of my brick-o'-potatoes and pan fry it on one side in butter (a lot of butter), flip it when it was browned, toss cheese on top of it, and then fry a pair of eggs next to it in the pan.
i tossed it in the dish, potatoes on the bottom, eggs on top.
it was SO good.
the second day, there was really nothing to do but make that thing again. repeat until all the potatoes are gone.
you know, just in case you cholesterol levels are not high enough.
...which is a thing i joked about until at the end of the week i went to see my doctor for a regular type appointment and she said my cholesterol levels, blood sugar, and blood pressure were all significantly better than they've been in years.
she didn't really want to hear about the eggs, potatoes and cheese.
but you do.