No, that’s not a typo. It’s meant to say Smashed not Mashed. There are some meals where the culinary stars line up and ingredients meld together to deliver a feast that’s a gift to the giver as well as the recipient. This past weekend, Devon cooked up a meal that was too good to keep to ourselves.
I haven’t LoveBombed in a while. Life has been too crazy. But, this weekend, I was reminded how important it is to take time out to share a meal and a moment with someone.
We had one plate left, so I decided to take it across the street to my neighbor.
She has LoveBombed me in the past, with her homemade Crab Cakes.
I caught her in her back yard while she was doing chores and watching her kids swim in their pool. She didn’t even hesitate. She sat down and tore it up. She yelled over her shoulder, “You kids don’t get a bit of this!” It was for her, and her alone. She is one of the most generous people I know and for her to say that, well, I knew she was enjoying this meal.
This LoveBomb was a moment…she cleaned that plate in less than 10 minutes. I had to get back to my chores and she to hers. I’m so glad I took the time to walk across the street, with the gift of meal in hand, instead of just waving to her from my porch.
Smashed Grilled Potato Recipe
steamed potatoes (we used a potato medley with red, white and purple potatoes)
kosher salt and pepper
1. Cool steamed potatoes.
2. Gently “smash” them with the palm of your hand, carefully so they stay in one piece.
3. Heat up your grill.
4. In a bowl, gently drizzle them with truffle oil and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
5. Put them on the grill and cook, on both sides until a bit crispy.
LoveBomb: This is the act of preparing, serving and sharing a meal or a morsel with someone you wouldn’t normally. We’ve LoveBombed skaters with bacon cheeseburgers, women with cupcakes, a homeless couple with breakfast sandwiches and even a neighborhood with a good old fashioned bbq. We’ve seen others LoveBomb and in fact, opened our door one morning to one being dropped on us.
Who would you like to LoveBomb? Or have you? We’d love to hear and share your story!
Have you seen our upcycled Skateboard Servers? These pieces were chosen because them reminded us of our year LoveBombing the Skater Boys.