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Which would go better with my dinner?

Barefoot Contessa's "Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic" is tomorrow night's meal.

Which would go better?
Mushroom gnocchi with butter and thyme
or
Mashed taters with fresh herbs

I could also do something else with potatoes, since I've got some in the cupboard. I don't want to run out to the store.

Your opinion?

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    1. I vote for the mashies. But then I think the world would be a better place if more peopele ate more mashed potatoes.

      1. Yet another vote for mashed potatoes. Then again, I'd have mashed potatoes with many different entrees. I love mashed potatoes.

        1. The potatoes. They'll have a better attitude about being second fiddle to the chicken, and be good with all the yummy chicken sauciness.

          The gnocchi sound delicious, but maybe a little too much character to play side dish.

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          1. re: AnnaEA

            Absolutely in agreement with AnnaEA. Smashed taters.
            Serve the gnocchi with something else -- they sound terrific.

            1. re: AnnaEA

              I also agree for the same reason. The gnocchi sounds like it would make a great entree itself with a big salad and some yummy bread and cheese.

            2. i vote parboil the spuds, cut them and roast them.