Based on When Good Fruit Goes Bad
by Vernon D. Gibbs II
This twist on a classic side dish (mashed potatoes) is inspired by the new children’s book When Good Fruit Goes Bad by Vernon D. Gibbs II. This tongue in cheek tale teaches children not to judge a fruit (and we can even make a parallel here to a person) by their appearance. When Hank – the local fruit vendor – tosses a bruised apple into the trash bin, the apple leads a produce revolution. As author and illustrator Vernon puts it, “Despite some bumps and bruises that might keep you from looking and feeling ‘perfect,’ you have value!”
Bruised apples and wilted celery find new life in this mashed potato mix up!
Makes: 5 cups
Diet Type: Gluten Free
Challenge Level: Piece of Cake
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
To mash, use a hand blender or potato smasher and mash the mixture until you get a smooth, creamy consistency.