Yup, exactly this. As much as I like a good plate of fries I'll take mashed just about any day. Mashed potatoes are like a cheese pizza, basic but you can add pretty much whatever you want and it's still good.Mashed. It's hard to screw those up and you can always add stuff to them to make them taste better if need be. Fries or tater tots could end up soggy or just bleh. The other options I just don't like.