You’ve heard it before. Spokeo is committed to helping people reconnect – especially families! Whether you haven’t seen your family in months or you talk to your mom twice a day, this week is all about families coming together and being thankful.
If you’re headed to a family member’s house on Thursday and need to bring something with you, there’s nothing better you can do to go the extra mile than offer to bring a dish like mashed potatoes! For newly acquainted families or families who’ve celebrated together for generations, mashed potatoes are a staple to any holiday meal and are a foolproof way to make family members happy and keep you connected for years to come.
Following is the mashed potato recipe we used for our Adopt-a-Meal night with Union Station Homeless Services. We started with the ingredients from Alton Brown’s “Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes” recipe and made slight alterations to accommodate a group of sixty people. Even after sitting plated for a while, they stayed warm and creamy! We’ve tested it, tried it and can guarantee its yumminess.
Ingredients from FoodNetwork:
-3.5 pounds russet potatoes
-2 tablespoons kosher salt
-16 fluid ounces (2 cups) half-and-half
-6 cloves chopped garlic
-6 ounces grated Parmesan
Peel and cut potatoes. Place in a large pot, add the salt, and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to maintain a rolling boil. Continue cooking until potatoes are soft and fall apart when you push them with a fork . Drain the potatoes and place them in a large bowl.
Rev up some arm power and mash the potatoes down with a potato masher. Add the ingredients slowly as you mash, mixing all of the ingredients together. Salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!