When I was a little girl I remember helping my grandmother prepare the family meals. She would stay in the kitchen from morning until night making sure we were all fed. She taught me so much about cooking and the joy it can bring when you sit down for dinner as a family. Sitting down for a family meal can take away so much daily stress and bring everyone closer. I don't think enough people do that now days. When I grew up I started collecting her recipes and enjoyed sharing them with my own family. I have always enjoyed cooking- and so does my husband. That's where this story is about to take a little turn.
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The recipe I'm about to share is for my husband's Southern Style Mashed Potatoes. They are so delicious! As you might know- us southerners love some butter and heavy cream- so these aren't to light on the waste- but they sure are- tasty!
SOUTHERN STYLE MASHED POTATOES
1lb. potatoes- cubed
1/2 stick butter
1 medium onion- chopped
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonaise
1/4 cup milk or heavy cream- *hubby uses the heavy cream
1tsp. chayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
Boil potatoes until tender- drain and set aside. Saute' onions in 1/4 stick butter until desired tenderness- and set aside. In a large bowl mix together mayo, sour cream, milk or heavy cream, and remaining butter. Combine all ingredients mashing potatoes just a little while stirring. Salt and pepper to taste. Top with chayenne pepper for a little heat- or not.
We hope if you try this recipe you will enjoy it as much as we do. And if you make a meatloaf please don't forget to add an egg- haha.
So tell us- who's the chef in your family? Do you have any crazy dinner stories? We'd love to hear them.