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Make These Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Cure Your Back-to-Work Blues

Ease your post-long weekend despair in the creamiest and carbiest of ways with carrot and sweet potato mash.

by Munchies Staff
31 May 2016, 2:00pm

Photo by Brayden Olson

Monday's are shit. Especially when they're not even Mondays but the Tuesday following a sunshine and beer-soaked three-day weekend. Just when you were getting used to the leisurely slide from bed to pub to walking home pleasantly pissed in the evening sun, it was all cruelly snatched away from you.

Now here you are: back at your desk with a low-level hangover and 32 unanswered emails. Yes, we see you there, Julie-from-finance. No need for the double underlines.

RECIPE: Mashed Root Vegetables

We can't make your Gmail pileup disappear, but we can ease the back-to-work blues in the creamiest, carbiest way possible: mashed potatoes.

And not just any mashed potatoes—this recipe uses carrots and sweet potatoes (basically any root vegetables you have kicking around in the fridge) alongside the regular russets. Combine with cream and butter and it'll be like your out-of-office reply is still on.