I gotta have some meat for the main course, taters are always a side. Well except when I make up a batch of giblet gravy with a lot of giblets in it. I then make almost a soup out of the gravy and mashed taters, a very thick soup. That has been dinner a time or 3.
Oh well. Homemade mashed ‘taters for me often serve as the base for my entire meal. I do the "soup" thingie quite often, too. Valhallia!