Easter Dinner always involves a lot of family, friends and - of course - food. And one of the things I always tell my kids is "recipes are just a guideline". I grew up in a family with nine kids and not a lot of money - so Mom made due. She could feed a family with nothing more than a can of tuna and a bag of pasta. I don't know how she did it but I do know she taught me to be resourceful. So, when I heard that Paula Deen was having a cooking contest - I thought I could do that. I decided to throw together my own little recipe of sour cream and onion potatoes. Here's how I did it:
but I didn't film the two minced cloves of garlic I sauteed in butter and blended in with the potatoes.
When I told my husband I was making up this recipe he said, "No. I don't want to be a guinea pig - especially on Easter. Besides, the sour cream and cheese will probably curdle. They didn't.
Today, my husband called me at work during lunch when he was eating a helping of leftover ham and potatoes. He said, "these are the best mashed potatoes I ever had. How come you don't make 'em more often?"
Maybe because I just came up with the recipe on Sunday.
So, do you have any EZ fun family recipes you'd like to share?