The brownies i made last night disappeared at the potluck today...i am taking that as a sign of deliciousness :-) so tonight, i decided to make something closer to the Emerald Isle, mashed potatoes. They are not for dinner tonight, but rather for lunch tomorrow. Lately, i have been trying a new diet of sorts, to kick me out of my weight loss plateau. Instead of eating a light lunch, snacking in the afternoon and eating a heavy dinner; i have been trying to take a heavier lunch to work with me, full of carbs, and then having a lighter dinner with fewer carbs. Thus far i have been able to skip the afternoon snack. Monday, i took some Chili out of the freezer, that night i made a big bowl of macaroni with garlic bread for Tuesday; yesterday i had some chicken wraps and a half cup of rice, and today pot luck. So tomorrow, i decided mashed potatoes and chicken. I threw a chicken breast in the oven with some orange sesame salad dressing, it soaks in and makes for orangey chicken. As for the potatoes, these are my steps to perfect cheesy mashed potatoes.
Start with potatoes (duh!) Peel them, chop them (remove the eyes), and boil the heck out of them until they are soft. Drain. These two big potatoes made enough for three to have a small serving (see picture at the bottom), or maybe two to have a nice sized serving.
Mash them. I like mine a little lumpy, so i don't mash them a lot. You can mash them until they don't exist if you want. Great for taking out frustrations. :-)
Add about 1/4 cup milk, a Tbsp garlic butter and a generous sprinkle of grated Parmesan. Mix it up and add a good sprinkle of grated cheddar, and maybe some mozzarella as well. I used prepackaged double cheddar tonight. Stir again and serve!
This is two servings, there was still about the same amount in the pot. I got this bowl tonight for three dollars while I was out getting some new cutting boards, i ended up with some really nice bamboo ones, this bowl and a 12.99 dutch oven. I can't wait to break that in, it is something i have wanted for a long time. I considered buying some mini dutch ovens because they were so darn cute, but i went with the big one instead.
Hope everyone had a lucky St. Patrick's Day!!