Classic Mashed Potatoes
3 lbs russet potatoes
1/4 cup real butter
1/4 cup (plus more if necessary) milk
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1) Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch pieces
2) Bring large pot of salt water to boil. When the water boils, add the potatoes and cook until tender
3) Drain and place potatoes in large mixing bowl add butter and beat with an electric mixer until butter is melted and incorporated into potatoes
4) Slowly add in milk starting with the 1/4 cup and add more until desire consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
To Make Then Loaded:
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon round pepper
1/4 garlic powder
1/2 shredded (sharp) cheese
1/4 slice green onions
Bacon Bits (either store bought or make from real bacon)
Cook the potatoes as the Classic suggests. Whip the potatoes, butter, sour cream, salt. pepper. and garlic powder. Fold in the remaining ingredients by hand. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon to top the potatoes when serving.
Now. this is obviously more then enough for the two of us, so we cut a lot of it in half and didn't completely go to the extreme of using every ingredient. It tasted amazing though.
To make the meal a whole, we bought a pre-made chicken at Walmart and added peas (of course) and Pillsbury Crescents.
Lemon Pepper Chicken is my favorite.
The Final Product!