I cannot express how excited I am that next week is Thanksgiving. Having the holiday is great, food is of course very yummy, decorating for Christmas on the weekend … all great stuff. The BEST part is I get family time!
My family means everything to me. Different days and places, but I get to see them all! I am so lucky! My sister and her family were kind enough to invite us to her house for the Thanksgiving feast. Then my brother and his family are having us over for the big Game on Saturday.
Now for my sister’s house she has done some amazing planning and different people are taking care of different aspects of the dinner. I am taking Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Bars (frosting on the side), Deviled eggs and an appetizer (that one I still need to figure out! – Ideas welcome)
My sister who is hosting is making the turkey, stuffing, broccoli, cranberry sauce, rolls, and salad. My other sister is making the sweet potatoes, a breakfast item, and an appetizer. My brother who is coming from a plane ride away will be getting some beverages once he is in town. My mom is making her amazing mashed potatoes and an appetizer.
Today because I love this recipe and because it’s almost Thanksgiving I am going to share my mom’s mashed potato recipe. I will add pictures once I get them. (Which wont be until later since I am not the one making them! lol)
The great part about these babies is you can make them ahead of time and reheat them! Its perfect!
10 pounds potatoes
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
1/4 pound of butter – plus extra to butter bowl and dot on top.
2 tsp Onion Salt
Pinch of White Pepper
Peel and cut potatoes. Place cut potatoes into cold salted water. Once all potatoes are in the water then put the pot on the heat. Boil potatoes until fork tender.
Drain the potatoes and return to the still hot-pot.
Mash potatoes. (We have always used a hand mixer so I guess technically we have whipped potatoes but that is how we like them. So mash or whip which ever you prefer.)
Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
Pour mashed potatoes into greased bowl. Dot the top with butter and sprinkle with paprika for presentation.
If you are making them in advance cover with plastic and refrigerate. Heat in microwave until warmed through.