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Good Old Smashers

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Good Old Smashers



Is there anything finer than mashed potatoes That fluffy white mountain of joy Scrumptious with gobs of bad-for-you butter And sprinkles of parsley, oh boy! Always dream bout this mouth watering delight Sending me to the moon with glee A slice of ham with a carrot and pea medley And a blob of ketchup if you please Don't give me none of that Beef Wellington stuff That fine old English tradition With boiled potatoes oh how uninspiring Gonna pass it with your permission Good old smashers as they're sometimes called Can't think of another dish finer Just a simple old guy with a simple old taste A down to earth kind of a diner So serve me them taters from dawn to sundown Guarantees my friendship for life Scrumptious with gobs of bad-for-you butter Where's my napkin, my fork and my knife! © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 3/17/2013 6:03:00 AM
    I do agree those potatoes are a great side dish or just by themselves..Enjoyed reading your work.It has great flow, rhythm, and rhyme..Your poetic gift is one from above...Sara

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/17/2013 6:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Even cold out of the fridge! You are very kind dear Sara... thanks! xoxoxox
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 5:07:00 PM
    Simple and good food, Jack! - Very enjoyable poem as always! - Thank you! - Have a nice weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/16/2013 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry Anne Lise... the gremlins were at it again! Thank you as always my dear friend for your kind words... big big hugs, Jack xox
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/16/2013 5:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WHAT!!! Sounds strange but probably quite yummy! Send me the recipe by Soup Mail okay... please! Huggeroonies xoxxoxoxox
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:05:00 PM
    Yum yum...and if that's not good enough I have a recipe for cinnamon rolls that uses left over mashed potatoes...they are great!!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/16/2013 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WHAT!!! Sounds strange but probably quite yummy! Send me the recipe by Soup Mail okay... please! Huggeroonies xoxxoxoxox
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 10:31:00 AM
    My Mom's main stay was mashed potatoes and gravy... Yum... Yum... I'm with you... Miss those days... But I still make them often...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/16/2013 10:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We still have 'em quite often too... yee haw! My Mom's mainstay also when I was growing up! Huggeroonies and smashers xoxxoxox
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 10:27:00 AM
    Who wouldn't want more of mashed potatoes after reading this...I want more!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/16/2013 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Going to have 'em again tonight! Yesssss! Thanks for dropping by Victor! Cheers!
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:08:00 AM
    you've done justice to mashed potatoes here - how can anyone not love them?

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/16/2013 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Long live MASHED POTATOES! They're great on anything... cereal, ice cream, chocolate pudding! LOL Okay that's a bit strange! Love and hugs, Jack xxx
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 7:57:00 AM
    Love them mashed potatoes too. They are heavenly. A funny one, Jack. Love it!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/16/2013 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "Heavenly"... good word to describe 'em!! OR "yummy" which is also good! LOL Hugs xox
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 6:02:00 AM
    Ha ha, LOL, this is hilarious my friend! I too love mashed potatoes, as does my entire family from parents to brother and sister and nieces and nephews to wife and daughter! This is a favorite side dish, but from what I gather this might be your main dish! And we too love to put lots of butter on them! I loved your poem about this lovely dish, so very yummy! What a delicious and humorous piece, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/16/2013 6:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Since I've gone on this life style change (diet), smashers are supposed to be off limits, but I sneak 'em in every once in a while! Love 'em!!!