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blue heaven

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mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Tue, 03/20/07 12:38 PM (permalink)
Hi everyone. I have a friend that said her Mom used to make spaghetti with meatballs and served mashed potatoes as a side dish. She is from Alabama. Have you ever had this for dinner?
 
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    iqdiva

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    RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Tue, 03/20/07 12:53 PM (permalink)
    I'm a native Alabamian and I have never heard of that one.But,it sounds good!
     
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      rebeltruce

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      RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Tue, 03/20/07 1:03 PM (permalink)
      I've personally never ate this combo, but my best friend growing up in central Pa., State College and later Lewistown, Pa. to be exact, had this on a regular basis.

      His mother would make this combination at least once a week, he and his family loved it!
       
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        Ashphalt

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        RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Tue, 03/20/07 1:25 PM (permalink)
        For some reason, I think I did have this once, somewhere, maybe in a school cafeteria or something.

        If my Mom had seen it she would have thrown herself on the plate rather than let me eat it.

        One starch, and one starch only!!! (okay, maybe a piece of garlic bread). But corn and potatos together will cause instantaneous death by starch bloat. Pasta and mashed would result in World War III.
         
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          tkitna

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          RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Wed, 03/21/07 1:53 AM (permalink)
          I dont know about the spaghetti and mashed potatoes together, but my friend eats his mashed potatoes with spaghetti sauce as the gravy all the time. I'm sure its pretty good, but i've never indulged.
           
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            BhamBabe

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            RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Wed, 03/21/07 2:38 AM (permalink)
            I'm also from Alabama and have never heard of it. I thought most folks only eat spaghetti as a whole meal rather than having something else on the side. Sounds kinda gross actually lol
             
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              Jimeats

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              RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Wed, 03/21/07 7:05 AM (permalink)
              If you were a marathoner it might be fine. Talk about loading up on the carbs, this fits the bill. Chow Jim
               
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                fabulousoyster

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                RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Wed, 03/21/07 2:14 PM (permalink)
                I think it would look terrible plated.
                 
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                  Ashphalt

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                  RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Wed, 03/21/07 2:21 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by fabulousoyster

                  I think it would look terrible plated.


                  Sprinkled with blueberries it would be very patriotic.
                   
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                    BunglingBill

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                    RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Wed, 03/21/07 2:22 PM (permalink)
                    Yes I have. My ex-wife was from Mobile, Alabama.

                    Serving this dish is one of the reasons that she is my ex-wife.
                     
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                      Adjudicator

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                      RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Wed, 03/21/07 3:02 PM (permalink)
                      One of my school's (H.S.) typical dishes: Pizza & turnip greens. YUMMO!
                       
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                        CajunKing

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                        RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Thu, 03/22/07 12:35 PM (permalink)
                        Adj - That is just wrong

                        My Mom would call spag with mashed taters a "Helen Keller" meal, no colors all just sort of blends in.

                        Ash - I like the blueberry touch, maybe some sparklers for that extra "poof"

                         
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                          dickestep

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                          RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Sat, 03/24/07 7:07 AM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by iqdiva

                          I'm a native Alabamian and I have never heard of that one.But,it sounds good!
                          Like most have said, that's too many starches for me, but delete the spaghetti, and add green beans to the meat and sauce. Line a pot with the smashed taters, pour in the sauce, meat, and green beans. Top with more taters and bake and you're close to one version of a very good Shepherd's Pie I've eaten.
                           
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                            enginecapt

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                            RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Sat, 03/24/07 8:00 AM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Adjudicator

                            One of my school's (H.S.) typical dishes: Pizza & turnip greens. YUMMO!
                            My elem school cafeteria's regular menu item: Tacos and diced beets.
                             
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                              myway

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                              RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Tue, 07/3/07 9:43 PM (permalink)
                              I still eat my spaghetti like that. My kids look at me and go, "Gross Dad..Really Gross". But I love it!
                               
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                                RubyRose

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                                RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Wed, 07/4/07 10:27 AM (permalink)
                                No, but my Aunt Nancy used to serve chili (with beans) on top od mashed potatoes.
                                 
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                                  PamF

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                                  RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Sat, 07/14/07 11:25 AM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by Ashphalt

                                  But corn and potatos together will cause instantaneous death by starch bloat. Pasta and mashed would result in World War III.


                                  Oh no, corn and mashed potatoes are wonderful together. You can hide the corn in the mashed . . . so many good childhood memories of that one.
                                   
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                                    Adjudicator

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                                    RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Sat, 07/14/07 11:43 AM (permalink)
                                    Get some thick bolonga. Make some creamy homemade mashed 'taters. Fry bolonga until it cups. Place a heapin' glop of the 'taters in the cup. Top with shredded cheddar. Nuke until cheese melts.
                                     
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                                      Foxyfishy14

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                                      RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Wed, 07/25/07 12:12 PM (permalink)
                                      While I've never heard of having Mashed Potatoes on the side with Spaghetti and Meatballs there seems to be a number of odd combinations out there that people eat such as:

                                      Barbeque sauce on spaghetti (never tried this one)
                                      Chicken and waffles (never tried this either..although I like both separately)

                                      I agree with you PamF, corn in mashed potatoes can be delicious...in fact, here in New England we have a dish known as Shepard's Pie which consists of ground beef, corn and mashed potatoes and its excellent.

                                      When I first read this topic though, as a kid I remembered there was a girl that used to come to my bus stop every morning and eat mashed potatoes from a napkin she would hold in her hand...we all thought it was so strange.
                                       
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                                        Ivyhouse

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                                        RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Wed, 07/25/07 12:19 PM (permalink)
                                        If you have gnocchi, they are very often/usually made with cooked potatoes that have been riced. So....if you have potato gnocchi with pasta sauce, is that really just a degree or two removed from mashed potatoes and pasta sauce?

                                        Having said that, spaghetti and mashed potatoes served together as a meal is just not right.
                                         
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                                          Ciaoman

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                                          RE: mashed potatoes w/spaghetti & meatballs Wed, 07/25/07 9:04 PM (permalink)
                                          Yuk. Nuff said.
                                           
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