After cooking far too many potatoes to go with the fishcakes the other night ... and overcooking them to boot, I decided to turn the excess into two trays of mashed potato to go straight into the freezer.
It'll save me a lot of time next time we fancy some mash with a meal, and it's something I used to do a lot of when I bought a big bag of potatoes and the last half bag were getting soft or starting to sprout. Once cooked and frozen they can obviously be kept for as long as you need to keep them.
Processing food when you have the time, to eat when you haven't is far better than turning to bought ready meals, and far cheaper too.
There ... nothing wasted.
Two tubs of buttery mash cooling ready for the freezer, and the potato water was poured into a plastic tub once it had cooled, and then popped into the freezer as well. This will make a good base for a vegetable soup next time I'm making one, adding some potatoey goodness and flavour.
Today is a No Spend Day