Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mickey Mouse Mother's Day Mashed Potato Bar

This year's Mother's Day meal was inspired by an early gift from my Little Devil.  Most of you probably know by now that I have an extensive collection of Mickey Mouse Memorabilia.  A lot of it happens to be kitchenware and serving pieces.  My kitchen is decorated in a Mickey Mouse theme.  I just love him.  The bright colors are so festive and you can't help but be happy preparing a meal with Mickey all around you.  Anyway, Little Devil surprised me early with a really cute Mickey Mouse platter with matching bowls that were shaped like Mickey Mouse heads.  They were divided into three serving areas:  A larger one for the head, and two smaller ones for the ears.  Cutest things you ever saw!  I decided then and there we would be using them for Mother's Day, so I needed to come up with meal using food items that could be easily served from Mickey's Ears.  And so the Mashed Potato Bar was born.  I had "Mashtinis" as they're called around here at a wedding last year.  They served your choice of plain or sweet potatoes, mashed, in a martini glass.  Then a variety of toppings were provided such as bacon and cheese.  I don't own that many martini glasses, but I do have a large collection of sundae glasses and they came out perfect.  I just did a huge batch of mashed potatoes (I think I used 16 big Russet potatoes!) and scooped them into the sundae glasses.  The Moms, and other family members were free to add the toppings of their choice.  Rounding out the meal were Mickey Mouse Cupcakes of course.  It was a really happy day!

Our Mother's Day
Mashed Potato Sundaes
turned out so cute!
The table all ready to go.
I even found red polka dot napkins that
reminded me of Minnie's dress.
The toppings all labeled and ready to go!
That's three pounds of fried and crumbled bacon.
(It was the only "meat" provided so I wanted
things to be hearty!)
Who can resist those little cans of
french fried onions???
The cupcakes!  I used the recipe for Death By Oreo Cupcakes
from the Blog.
You can visit the link HERE.
I simply made a frosting using pulverized Oreos, butter,
milk, and powdered sugar.
Topped each cupcake with 1 large Oreo and 2 mini Oreos.
So dang cute.  I just love Mickey.  And the flavor was
to die for.  Baking an Oreo at the bottom of
each cupcake was a fun, added crunch!
Here are the labels I made so everyone would
know what topping was in each "ear."
I was so proud of these little diagrams!

Here's a list of the toppings I provided:

Sour Cream
Cheddar Cheese
Green Onions
Parmesan Cheese
Feta Cheese
Blue Cheese
French Fried Onions

Happy Mother's Day to my Mom, my Aunt Sissie, my Mother-in-law Julie, my Aunt Judy and my best friend, Barb.
And to all the kids and men, you're welcome for letting you join us for our Mother's Day Festivities.  It turned out great!

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