Oh the weather outside is frightful, but my mashed potatoes are so delightful. Just two times a year (or three or so), I make mamma’s decadent mashed potatoes. Oh so rich, dreamy and creamy, these potatoes are not for the faint at heart. Why am I blogging about potatoes on my new decor site, well I am also moved by cooking up stick to your bones, homemade goodness and I am not decorating… not yet at least. With our move just 12 days a way, I made a heart-wrenching promise to my husband that I would wait to put up Christmas once we move. Some context on my drama-filled promise, I always put up Christmas the weekend after Halloween. Really, I do. At this point, those reading my blog may have chosen to disown me, please don’t because I am quite sure just family and a few friends are reading. Of course those of you who know me well, know that I love all things Christmas and my home is decorated for two full months. Christmas will go up the day we move and it may before a single dish is put away.
So back to my potatoes, I reserve this oh so yummy dish for the holidays because it is no friend to my waistline, backside, and OK really all my sides. In the spirit of giving, I am happy to share my recipe. Please note that I am not a chef, I don’t have beautiful pictures, and I rarely ever measure. If you are a seasoned cook, I am sure you can follow along…
What’s in them?
- 5 lbs potatoes,
- 1 stick butter
- 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
- Heavy whipping cream
- White pepper
How to make them?
Peel, wash and cut up potatoes. Place potatoes in stock pot with enough water to cover. Boil potatoes until fork tender. Drain well. While potatoes are cooking, cut up butter and cream cheese, and place in a large mixing bowl. Add hot, drained potatoes on top of butter and cream cheese. Either mash with potato masher or use a hand held mixer to blend. Drizzle in heavy whipping cream while mixing and mashing until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, quadrupled… you get the picture. Simple, yummy goodness.
With just 12 days to go, I will soon be back to packing and will share pics of my room by room, play by play pack-up. Hoping everyone had a blessed, joyous and yummy Thanksgiving!