Baby Food Maker Mashed Potatoes- November 30 update

Hello everyone.

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Here in the 11th District it was a busy week with a busy week coming up.

-Monday I had a Town of Smyrna meeting and a candidate Thank You dinner with the Colonial District GOP. Wednesday I had a meeting with constituents and interested parties about scrap metal crimes in the 11th District. Yesterday was the Smyrna vs. Clayton police and fire football game to benefit Toys for Tots. Today was the always delicious Hartly Fire Co. breakfast

-Tomorrow (Monday, Dec. 1st), I will be attending a Delaware State Trooper memorial at St. Poly Carp in Smyrna. Tomorrow night is the Kenton Town Council meeting.

-Tuesday I have an Unclaimed Property Task Force meeting. Tuesday night I have a meeting at the Kenton Ruritan to work out the details of the Ruritan’s Thank You to Farmers dinner.

-Wednesday evening is the Townsend Town Council meeting.

-Thursday evening is the State Farm Bureau annual banquet at the Modern Maturity Center.

-Saturday, Bob Hairgrove of Townsend (6262 Summit Bridge Rd) is turning on the Christmas lights. Come out and see the hard work he puts in every year.

-Sunday at 2:00 p.m. is the Marydel Fire Company Christmas Parade. Come out and join us.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – We’ve set up our next round of “Meet & Greet” gatherings with constituents! Hope to see you at one of the following events:

– COFFEE MEETING – Monday, December 15th – 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Willey Farms (Townsend)

– COFFEE MEETING – Wednesday, December 17th – 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Tony’s Sausage House (2814 Kenton Road, Dover)

– MEET & GREET/TASTING – Friday, January 9th – 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Painted Stave Distilling (103 W. Commerce Street, Smyrna)

– SODA & ICED TEA MEETING – Monday, January 12th – 12-noon to 1 p.m. – Little Italy’s Pizza Shop (325 Main Street, Townsend)

-I’ll be at The Young Bean Coffee Shop in Clayton on Tuesday, January 20th between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.!

– MEET & GREET/WINE TASTING – Friday, January 23rd – 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Harvest Ridge Winery (447 Westville Road, Marydel, DE)

Recently I started to feed my son solid foods. We got a baby food maker that steams and chops. The other day, I tried making him some plain mashed potatoes. He did not like them one little bit, but it gave me an idea for baby food maker mashed potatoes (for adults). Here we go

-3 Russet Potatoes

-1 clove garlic

-1 teaspoon melted butter or milk

-Salt and pepper

Wash/scrub the potatoes well under warm water. Cut into 1 inch pieces (I like to leave the skin on). Peal the garlic and chop it. Add both to the baby food maker. Add salt and pepper. Steam for 20 minutes. Pulse a few times and then chop. Add a bit of the melted butter or milk and chop again until you reach the desired consistency. Meanwhile, cook something else that your 7 ½ month old might eat.

Thanks. Have a good week.

Jeff Spiegelman
Representative 11th District

Dover: 302-744-4171

Wilmington: 302-577-8723

Cell: 302-399-7728

Fax: 302-739-2773



Legislative Hall: PO Box 1401.  Dover, DE  19903

Personal:  PO Box 869.  Clayton, DE.  19938

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