It is. I remember going to one bistro type place a couplek of years back where every main course dish on the menu (about ten) came with mashed potato. Yes, they’d given them all different names - potato puree, colcannon etc - but they were all mash!
As for today, we’ve had our first snow and, for this area, it’s a heavy fall of easily 7cm. The mother in law was having a minor operation today and Mrs H was up early to get her to the hospital by 7.30. The roads were awful - only the main ones had been gritted. And, then, after a couple of hours waiting, the operation was cancelled as the surgeon and half of her/his nursing team hadnt been able to get in to work. And Mrs H has suggested that we don’t do our planned supermarket shopping today and eat what’s in.
That’s going to be “rag pudding”, chips and peas. Everything from the freezer. Now, I doubt whether foreigners will have heard of rag pudding and I’d bet that there’s not too many Britons have either. It’s a product (most people will buy it, rather than make it, these days) that’s very specific to the town of Oldham in northwest England - one of the ten boroughs in our metro area - and just needs heating through. It’s minced beef and onion wrapped in suet pastry and, originally, wrapped in cheesecloth (the “rag”) before being steamed to cook - like the much more well known steak and kidney suet pudding. Nowadays, there’s a more industrial factory production.