Cooking for the holidays…

Thanksgiving is coming up and I’m starting to think about all the yummy foods around the holidays. Many folks have a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans etc. We do the same here. Although last year, we didn’t have any turkey so we made a ham and had a Thanksgiving brunch instead. It was very enjoyable and much easier on us womenfolk. :o)
However, in honor of tradition, I thought that I would share my mashed potato recipe with you. I know that mashed potatoes really don’t need a recipe, but these are not your everyday taters! They are just a little something special. (and easy too, if you find yourself cooking for a big group)

Extra Good Mashed Potatoes
taken from Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook
You will need:
  • 5 lbs potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed
  • 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3 tsp onion or garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted

Combine all ingredients. Pour into your slow cooker. Cover. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.

Hint: These potatoes can be prepared 3-4 days in advance of serving and kept in the refrigerator until ready to warm! (Isn’t that awesome?!) :o)

Sheri’s tip: I like to peel and slice about 6 cloves of garlic and put them in the water with the potatoes while they are cooking, then I ommit the garlic/onion salt and just add a little more regular salt. I love my potatoes with lots of garlic!

Do you have any family traditions or recipes to share? Please do! I would love some new ideas!

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About Sheri Salatin

Sheri is married to Daniel Salatin. She is the marketing director at Polyface Farm and stay-at-home mom of three children. Sheri is passionate about clean food and is enjoying working the land along side her husband. When not farming, Sheri can be found reading, writing, sewing, baking and serving in her church family.

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