Friday, June 13, 2008

10,000 Calorie Mashed Potatoes
& Enjoying My Kid's Time Off

Although we've been busy, I've still been on Cloud #9 for the last couple weeks, since Brian's been home. I'm pleasantly surprised that Brian & Company haven't been eating out for dinner, but prefer to hang out at my house.

Whoopee! We're cookin, baby! Burgers & brats! Italian Beef! Spaghetti! Cajun Chicken! Homemade macaroni and cheese! Kabobs!


Johnny polishes off the Mac & Cheese
(Paula Deen's recipe, modified and baked instead of slow-cooked)

And of course, 10,000-Calorie Mashed Potatoes. I fixed 5 entire pounds of them for the boys Monday night. I asked Brian to pose with the bowl of potatoes that he's waited 9 months for, and just as I took the pic,

It's really good to have him home.

10,000 Calorie Mashed Potatoes

5 lbs of potatoes: don't, for the love of God, peel them! Just chop them coarsely and boil them in water with a little salt

Then mash them with
  • Half & Half
  • At LEAST one stick of butter
  • Sour cream
  • Bacon bits (REAL bacon bits, not bacon-flavored bits. You can buy them or make them yourself)
I began to feel guilty with all of that, and asked Brian if he thought I should add cheese too. He looked at me like I was crazy. "YES!"
  • Cheddar cheese
Add all that until they're as whippy as you'd like.

Loosen the top button on your pants and eat.



Unrelated Note: I always knew how to spell "potatoes" until Dan Quayle screwed it up. It was such a huge issue that now I have "Potatoes Anxiety" every time I type "potatoes," and honest to God, go and look it up on dictionary.com.

9 comments:

  1. *SMILES*

    My new favorite "Mr. Potato Head"

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  2. HA! Those taters sound *awesome*....

    I'm curious though, after all that time in the desert *now* he gets sunburnt?

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  3. In the desert he had a luxurious uniform on, covering pretty much every inch of his skin...

    Here, he has tank tops. And a new convertible.

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  4. Lori - what time's dinner? I have had spelling anxiety since Quayle as well - finally, I find someone else! Too funny! Glad that you are having a great time!

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  5. YUM! I want those NOW.
    If you keep cooking like that, those boys will keep hanging around! (And I might show up, too)

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  6. lucky devils...

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  7. Great pic! Love Brian poses!!

    I don't know anyone who could pass up a Lori meal!

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  8. I still haven't perfected my mac n cheese, can I get that recipe? He just seemed to be enjoying it so much!

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  9. always good eatin' at your place. I've been making mac 'n cheese myself since Jack proclaims Boston Market to have the. best. mac. and. cheese. ever. That's a Velveeta recipe, and prefer the real cheddar stuff.

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