Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tuesday Tatoes

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?


Christina Farley said...

Wow. I'm so impressed. I didn't make Easter dinner this year. We went out for burgers (hard to get here). They were yummy!

Kelly Polark said...

That looks yum, Kim!
We went for brunch on Easter with my inlaws, mom and sister. I overate as I do every time we brunch there!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Mmmm...I always make potatoes with sour cream, too.

Rena Jones said...

Sounds yummy!

Nora MacFarlane said...

Those sound great! I've got a lactose intolerant son, so I'm always revising old recipes. I used to use butter and milk or cream, now I make my potatoes with margarine, garlic, and homemade chicken stock. Yum!

Kimbra Kasch said...

Christina: I LOVE hamburgers! Of course I love food - so that's probably no surprise.

Kelly: The holidays are no time for scrimping - just My opinion

GG: Great minds think alike ;)

Rena: It was soooo good.

Nora: You are so creative :)