I am by nature a sharer (cookies, quotes, recipes, inspirations, advice, etc.). (So, maybe that’s the reason I like the idea of writing a blog. I can share with you too!) But, sometimes that sharing can make for some unexpected complications.
Last year a friend gave me a bag of something called potato pearls. When my husband and I tried them we were immediately “in love.” They taste very close to real mashed potatoes, can be quickly made (just add boiling water) and can be made in as small a portion as you want. When my oldest sister was here visiting, she expressed doubt that they could possibly be as good as REAL potatoes. So, I made a tablespoon serving so that she could taste them, and she became an instant convert. Anyway, they are great, so naturally I wanted to share my great find.
My siblings and I exchange small gifts at Christmas, so last year I sent them each a little gadget that makes boiling water fast and a bag of these potato pearls. My oldest sister was especially pleased to receive them since she had already done the “taste test” and my other sister really liked them too. I also sent them to several other relatives. Long story short – they aren’t available in ANY of their cities (belatedly I found that that they aren’t even widely available here – only in a restaurant supply store), so I have become the “supplier” for their “potato addiction.” I regularly go to the post office and just tell the postal worker “potato pearls” before they can even start into their required question — “Is their anything liquid, aerosol . . . in the box.” I believe I may be known at my local post office as the “potato lady.”
I tell you this story as an example of, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished, not as an advertisement for this product. Because, frankly, I don’t want to have to support your potato addiction too!