Gone To Shoot The Turkey (Just Kidding…)

I tried to find an image of a turkey that didn’t scare me to death and it was impossible. Go ahead, google the word ‘turkey’ and see what pops up, it’s not pretty. The image above of Norman Rockwell’s fantasy Thanksgiving Dinner is much more appealing. Full disclosure, that is not what our Thanksgiving dinners look like though they came close about twenty years ago when my step father’s mom was still alive and gathered everyone at her house and actually made it look like the painting. Since she passed away years ago we’ve all scattered at Thanksgiving. Anyway, I digress. This was supposed to be a simple Happy Turkey Day post. We will be eating our dinner out this year but if we were eating at home I would be making my mashed potatoes (recipe below), fattening and not for the diet obsessed but SO good and worth the calories, I promise.

What you’ll need…

5 Lbs bag of potatoes (peel, boil, etc however you want to get them ready for mashing, I can’t explain how to boil a potato if you don’t already know how)
1 Large container of fresh grated parmesan cheese
1/2 Package of fresh chives, finely chopped
2 Sticks of butter (unsalted)
1 Container of sour cream

Cooking with me is not about measurements but about inspiration and imagination so use yours in regard to the amounts etc… Once the potatoes are mashed add the stick of butter first (so it melts…), followed by a dance of parmesan and sour cream, I usually end up using about half a container of both. But don’t be shy with the parmesan, the cheese and the chives are what give it that extra zing of flavor that makes these potatoes addictive (and even better cold the next day). Salt to taste. And do not substitute anything that isn’t fresh. No chives from a glass jar, no parmesan out of those icky green containers. Happy Turkey Day! You’ll burn it off tomorrow…

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