I have a new "old toy". A ricer! Never heard of a ricer? Wait a minute, just how young are you? Mashed potatoes made with a ricer is just a whole different food than ones made with an electric mixer. You start by cutting up peeled potatoes, boiling, draining, and squashing them through the ricer.
And voila' .. you have mashed potatoes! Not smooth textured, processed to death mashed potatoes, but fluffy ones with tiny bits of potatoes throughout. Last night, after I made them, they were so good, I started looking in the corners of the kitchen to see if grandma was somewhere, hovering in spirit form. The best thing about it all... leftovers! This morning I'm going to try potato cakes.