Hannaford has started selling their own freshly made, preservative-free mashed potatoes, and I buy them. Not because I can’t make mashed potatoes - of course I can, they’re very easy - but because they’re a pain in the behind to make.
First you have to peel the potatoes, and it seems that no matter how long I wash my hands, they still have a starchy film on them. Then you have to cut them, and they’re both very firm and awkwardly shaped, so they’re an element of danger there, at least if you’re as clumsy as I am. Then they need to boil, forever.
So, $1.87 for a meal’s worth of mashed potatoes I don’t need to make is pretty tempting.
What do you loath making, even though it isn’t hard? And do you give in and buy someone else’s?