Thursday, June 3, 2010

Gooseberry Patch: Grandma Jeanette's Mashed Potatoes

Looking back at my posts, I realized what a difference a year can make. A year ago our lives changed when my husbands hours at work got cut and I had to start working again. Those 10 hour days were very hard on three children who were use to having a stay-at-home mommy. I'm happy to say everything has worked out fine! Brad's back to working his normal hours and I'm no longer working with a toilet brush, but a spatula instead :) I will forever appreciate a school janitor (especially during those long summer days!), but enjoy being a school cook. I love the school kids and only working 6 hours a day with all summer off! Unlike last year, I even remembered our 10 year anniversary today! I'm hoping to be taken out to dinner tonight, but we're saving because the construction of our new house should start soon (if our contractor ever gives us final numbers and it stops raining long enough for adventure you're sure to hear about!).
The recipe today's a yummy version of a dinnertime staple... mashed potatoes. It should be renamed Mashed Potato Casserole because you mix everything and pour it into a casserole dish to bake. The sour cream and cream cheese give it a great texture, taste, and color. You will agree once you taste a bite of it's creamy goodness! What a great addition to any pot luck type dinner or BBQ. Enjoy :)

8 potatoes, peeled and cooked
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, cubed and softened
1/4 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
Garnish: melted butter and paprika

Mash potatoes while still warm; mix in cream cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper. Spoon into buttered 2-qt casserole dish. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden.


Annie Jones said...

Happy 10th Anniversary! Hope you get your meal out. ;)

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

sounds wonderful!! happy anniversary too! And, congrats on the house -- big stuff.

Everyday Mama said...

Happy 10th Anniversary!! I'm going to try that Cheerios recipe...I also have a Chace, 17 months! Stopped by from SITS...I'll be back for some more yummy recipes.

Willoughby said...

Happy Anniversary! The potatoes look delicious. My SIL makes a similar recipe and they are to die for!

Cassie said...

Happy Anniversary! Those potatoes look positively SINFUL.

cheri said...

happy anniversary! glad to hear that your work now is more in tune with your passion (unless scrubbing toilets IS your passion).

i love reading about food and recipes, thus i'm a NEW FOLLOWER :)

from SITS :)

Anonymous said...

10 Years !!! Heidi.... I am so happy for you ! and Brad had better take you out ! I hope he realizes how very lucky he is !
And I do miss you this summer...your custodian friend !!!
THINK ABOUT ME THIS SUMMER!!!! Hope to see you soon !

Tiffanee said...

Happy Anniversary!! Enjoy your summer. These mashed potatoes looks so delicious!!

teresa said...

ten years, congratulation! what a cute picture of you two!

this looks wonderful, i LOVE mashed potatoes, this would be such a hit at our house!

Ingrid said...

Happy Anniversary! That's a great photo of you and your hubs!

Sue Sparks said...

Oh my gosh, these sound/look heavenly! Happy Anniversary and good luck with your new home! How fun(when it's all done, that is)!

Together We Save said...

Happy Anniversary... I am going to have to check out those cheerio treats from your previous post too!!

Gooseberry Patch said...

Happy 10th anniversary! :) Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe from our new book, Slow Cookers, Casseroles and Skillets. If anyone wants to find out more about this book (or take a peek inside!) visit this link:

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Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh boy I can't wait to look back a year from now and Rick have a full time job again, fingers crossed!

Happy anniversary :). YUMMY