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Tuesday, September 16

Sandra Lee Wants You to Eat Her Microwaveable Mashed Potatoes

Can't you tell?


As I've said before, at least Sandra is endorsing a product that makes sense for her. The Ore-Ida Steam n' Mash potatoes are (notice how this description doesn't make sense) "100% real potatoes that are already scrubbed, peeled, chopped and boiled for you, which you know is not a lot of fun."

Wait... it's "not a lot of fun" that these potatoes are 100% real and already scrubbed, peeled, chopped and boiled?

I guess it's better not to question the logic in this case. Although, I must wonder why Sandra doesn't just cut out the final step and endorse those pre-made mashed taters.

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37 Comments:

At 9/16/2008 10:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because then they wouldn't be semi-homemade. It's the mashing that makes them special. Ha ha!

 
At 9/16/2008 10:43 PM , Anonymous Robert said...

No, it's the half-gallon of vodka that makes them special... her new Ore-Ida-Tini!

Can't wait to see her Irish Potato Famine Tablescape (TM).

 
At 9/16/2008 11:07 PM , Blogger Wicked Good Dinner said...

The commercial has a catchy song...it's been stuck in my head for the past week!

 
At 9/16/2008 11:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am SO sick of instant everything.
pretty soon you will be able to get people to EAT and swallow your food FOR you.
jesus ,mary and Joseph already!!! .
it doesn't take That freaking long to make mashed taters.....or any of the other stuff they try to make SO convenient for lazy people....

ney ney ney ney!!!

 
At 9/17/2008 7:53 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, i know this is sacralgious but I love the pre made taters. I leave my house every morning by 6am and usually don't arrive home until sometime after 7pm. i own several businesses and i am honestly too busy to cook except maybe on sunday's. it may not take long to make mashed potatoes but when you really work hard and long any step that cuts down during the week helps.

 
At 9/17/2008 8:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like them too but I don't understand this obsession with Aunt Sandy. She's attractive but that is as far as it goes!

 
At 9/17/2008 8:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Processed food have way too much salt and "chemical"ingredients. Every wonder why the these packages can last for a few months? Grandma Sandy should stop telling people to eat processed food...it may lead to cancer one day. The cancer rate is increasing each year because more and more families are using processed food like this! THINK twice before buying them!

 
At 9/17/2008 9:22 AM , Blogger Nik Snacks said...

Dude, just get the flakes. They're like $1 for a 2 lb bag. No mashing, just eating. Come on now, Ore Ida. For real? That's too much work. That is, if you're gonna use in-the-bag spuds.

 
At 9/17/2008 10:10 AM , Blogger Phillip said...

Wow, major comment love for the first 2! That literally made my LOL at my desk :-)

 
At 9/17/2008 10:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just how lazy can you get ? Just how stupid can consumers be to buy potatoes in this form ?

Lacking the knowlege to peel, cut , boil, and mash a simple potatoe ? Not to mention absurd cost.

Get her off the network if she keeps promoting cuisine for the stupid and slothful.

 
At 9/17/2008 12:10 PM , Blogger JordanBaker said...

At least her insane syntax is the same in the commercial as it is on her show. So we know she's not faking. . .she really doesn't understand even the most basic rules of English.

 
At 9/17/2008 12:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think this is just for LAZY people. You have to remember a lot of people work long hours for a living, but still want to feed their family with something "semi-homemade."

Thank goodness I'm married and my husband works so I don't have to. You all can talk all kinds of crap about Sandra, but she has a niche and I'm sure there's people that benefit from her style of "cooking."

 
At 9/17/2008 1:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her niche sucks. Creamed soups and all those seasoning packets are not needed!

 
At 9/17/2008 1:54 PM , Blogger Becca said...

I really think the only people who benefit from her style of "cooking" are the companies who manufacture all the over processed ingredients she uses.

 
At 9/17/2008 2:18 PM , Blogger Mise En Place said...

When I first saw the commercial about this product, I thought it was bad enough.

Now it got a WHOLE lot worse!

 
At 9/17/2008 2:50 PM , Anonymous Melon_Lord said...

WOOOOOOOO!!!! Go Aunt Sandy!!! You go girl!!! Awsome cermercial, awsome everything.I'm gonna run down to the supermarket and buy some.I love sandra and i think that she did great in that add.

 
At 9/17/2008 3:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

jordanbaker - yeah rah for you mentioning her syntax. For the longest time I couldn't figure out why I just couldn't watch and listen to Aunt Sandy and then it hit me, too. Her syntax. Glad I'm not the only one who picked up on that one.

 
At 9/17/2008 3:57 PM , Anonymous Andrew T. said...

Great, now I just clicked on a link that says "Sandra Lee wants you to eat her" at work. Thanks, Jacob.

 
At 9/17/2008 4:10 PM , Blogger jacob said...

Haha... sorry about that Andrew!

 
At 9/17/2008 4:31 PM , Anonymous harry martin said...

LOL on the Ore-Ida-Tini

The tabelscape would probably be a salute to tubers.

 
At 9/17/2008 5:31 PM , Blogger Alejandro said...

LOL!!! Robert (10:43pm), that is just too funny. I love the "Irish Potato Famine Tablescape." LOL

 
At 9/17/2008 6:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd buy 'em! I hate scrubbing and peeling potatoes! Doesn't mean I'm lazy, I just have other things to do! Quit w/all the hating.
~A

 
At 9/17/2008 10:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, what does the ingredient label look like? Maybe they're just frozen potatoes, like when you buy frozen spinach and the label says the package contains "spinach." These wouldn't be so bad then. Except you're paying for the labor that went into them and the electricity to freeze them.

Fresh is always better. Mashed spuds are not hard. Or throw them in the microwave and bake them, even less work than these. One step.

 
At 9/18/2008 7:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know people who have never made real mashed potatoes. This might be something they'd use. Don't hate.

 
At 9/18/2008 5:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't surprise me that there is such a thing as these pre-cubed potatoes.

I lost my capacity for shock at the laziness of American cooks when Smuckers came out with frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...seriously, if you don't have the time to make that yourself, how do you have time to defrost it or even chew it?

As for Sandra's cooking...well, some of it is not bad and some of it is just dreadful to even contemplate. The funniest thing to me, about her show, is if you go to the FoodTV website and check out her recipes, most of them seem to get 1-3 stars. If you look at Rachel's or Alton's or Ina's recipes, they are mostly 4 and 5 stars.

Even the people who are supposedly watching Sandra's show, don't really like her cooking. Go figure...

 
At 9/18/2008 6:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm inventing a drinking game for every time she extends her "L's" (as in "you're gonna llllllllllllllove this...")

 
At 9/18/2008 9:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing that kills me about Sandy is that she advocates buying pre-mixed spice blends, like taco seasoning mix, that sort of thing. A) They're mostly salt. B)It's way more expensive to buy spices this way, when I have seen her claim that it's "more expensive" to buy all those individual spices. Ever heard of a pantry, cooking "expert"? I wonder how much she's cost her viewers with that handy trick? Duh.

 
At 9/18/2008 10:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares if something is mostly salt? I like salt. Unless you have some type of health problem, there's nothing wrong with salt. A true foodie loves the stuff...I've even heard Martha Stewart say the same thing.

I don't think people who watch Sandra's show really care about the cost. Meals are always expensive, it doesn't matter what you cook.

Her show is obviously for those who are cooking-impaired, intimidated, or those looking to get a meal on the table fast.

 
At 9/19/2008 9:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A true Foodie adds their own salt.

 
At 9/19/2008 5:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's nothing wrong with salt. What I find wrong is that you pay probably 40 times more for it in a pre-packaged mix than you would if you added it yourself. And there's nothing wrong with using those mixes if you want, just don't tell people it's cheaper to buy spices that way!!

 
At 9/19/2008 9:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quote from above: "Meals are always expensive, it doesn't matter what you cook. "

Of course not, if you buy the ridiculous spice packets and "pre-sliced/diced/cooked/canned/sodium-packaged" crap Sandra uses.

Fresh veggies are quite cheap, and good for you. Put a little elbow-grease into your dinner. It's quite inexpensive for those who live in the real world.

 
At 9/20/2008 3:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meals ARE expensive and don't try to tell me otherwise, asshole.

Fresh veggies are NOT that cheap anymore...been to the grocery store recently? I just bought one bell pepper for 1.89. NOT INEXPENSIVE! Meat is expensive, too!

I am not a Sandra Lee type of cook, and I make nice, healthy, home-cooked meals for my family. I LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD.

But don't go around saying a .79 spice packet is expensive. Idiot.

 
At 9/21/2008 4:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

when cereal is almost FIVE bucks a box that AIN'T cheap honey..... everything in the store is more expensive. everything.....

 
At 9/22/2008 12:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robert...You are too funny! Thanks so much for the laugh. When Sandy babbles on about tablescapes...I get really scared! Tee Hee!

 
At 9/24/2008 4:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a nice tri tip roast today and it was almost EIGHTEEN BUCKS. don't tell me food is not expensive!!

 
At 9/24/2008 2:30 PM , Anonymous Jeff said...

So? Pre-mixed spices, prefab potatoes? What's the diff? (I haven't seen the ad. Does she shmooze the viewer by saying, "You're going to love this"?

 
At 9/25/2008 9:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sandra Lee may want me to eat her potato, but I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole.

 

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