Friday, March 19, 2010
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes - from the Pioneer Woman's Blog
Before arriving at Michael's last Thursday, I had already planned, for the most part, the different meals that I wanted to make. On Saturday, while preparing my grocery list, I decided that it might be nice to ask Michael if there was something that he would like to eat....he immediately replied, "meatloaf!" I think is probably his second favorite food....following crab cakes. So I added meatloaf ingredients to my shopping list.
I usually don't make gravy using the meatloaf drippings, I really never have much anyway, so just make plain old mashed potatoes. I love potatoes in any way shape or form but mashed potatoes without gravy or some additional flavor are just a little bit boring. One day while reading the Pioneer Woman's blog, I came across her recipe for Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes.....the recipe sounded very good, even though she adds cream cheese to them....wasn't too sure about that, but decided, what the heck why not give them a try. I've never made any of Ree Drummonds recipes, even though I read her blog regularly and Michael gave me her book, "The Pioneer Woman Cooks," for Christmas....her recipes all look good and none of them look difficult....that's always a plus.
Before heading out to one of our favorite local restaurants for lunch and then the library, I roasted four heads of garlic and left them on the counter to cool while we were gone. When we got home, I prepared the meatloaf and potatoes. I followed her recipe and then added a head of garlic and tasted....still needed more garlic so added another head.....I ended up adding all four heads to the potatoes. These potatoes were delicious! They were nice and creamy and had a wonderful garlic flavor....yummy! This recipe is definitely a keeper.
I'm not even going to bother posting the recipe or step by step pictures. Ree Drummond does a far better job than I could ever do....so I'm just posting the links to her recipes.
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
I hope you try these potatoes and that you enjoy them as much as Michael and I did.