When I first saw that I was bringing Rumbledethumps to Anna and Vince’s Great 8 Dinner, I thought it was a cookie! Shows where my mind was! But then I knew that couldn’t be true, because the person in charge of dessert at our dinners, is always the host from the previous dinner. Which wasn’t me! So, hmmm…let’s see! What could this be?
Well my friends, I don’t know about you, but when I read the name syllable by syllable, I thought it was the character from one of the children’s books I used to read to my girls when they were little! Or wait, was that the name of that big brown elephant-like character from Sesame Street, you know, with the eye lashes…Oh, that was Snuffleupagus!
Although he was pretty darn cute, Rumpledethumps is better! Probably because it’s food! It’s potatoes! It’s cabbage! It’s delicious! When Anna and Vince gave me this dish as my contribution to their Great Eight dinner, of course I had to look it up. Never having heard of it before, needless to say, I had no idea what it consisted of…as far as I knew, it could’ve been whipped cream and sausage! Oh wait! That was an episode of my favorite show, Friends, the one when Rachel made the “trifle!!”
I know what you’re thinking! Sesame Street, Friends…this girl watches a lot of TV! Well, not a lot!! Anyway, back to the Rumbledethumps! When I did finally research the recipe, how happy was I to see that mashed potatoes were involved! Diced, (I love a perfectly diced vegetable!) boiled and mashed, then spread on top of sautéed cabbage and onions! Ya baby! This sounds AMAZING!
And then sprinkled with cheese! OH YA! Simple, minimal ingredients and ones you probably already have. I can do this! And boy was I glad I did!