My husband is a meat and potato type of guy, which by now you probably realize, I am definitely not! However, I feel the need to keep him happy and his belly full...I'm not sure why that is... :) So to keep both of us happy, I try to come up with new ways of making the same meat and potato dishes. If I come up with new ways to make the same old stuff, it not only keeps my brain working, but also makes him happy because he isn't eating the same flavors all the time. A few years back, we were both tired of eating plain mashed potatoes, so I decided to experiment with some different flavors. I found that by mixing garlic, (or garlic powder) and parsley, along with leaving some texture in the potatoes, it made them much more exciting! So without further adieu, here is my recipe for some slightly more exciting potatoes!
Red potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes with the peel left on
Salt and Pepper (of course)
Place potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring up to a boil and let them cook in boiling water until you can stick a fork through them easily. When they are cooked, drain them, and place them back into the warm pot. (do not turn back on burner) The heat that is left in the pot will help them to dry off. Depending on how many potatoes you cooked will depend on how much of the remaining ingredients to use. I think I used about 6 potatoes, so I needed about 1 tbsp of sour cream, 1/2 cup milk, 3 tbsp butter, 1.5 tsp of garlic powder, pinch of salt and pepper, and 2 tbsp Parsley. Put all ingredients in the pot and mash until you get your desired consistency. You can add more milk if you want it thinner, or less if you prefer it more chunky.