I Love mashed potatoes. I do not like fake potatoes. I firmly believe in using real potatoes to make mashed potatoes. I don’t knock those that choose to use instant mashed potatoes to accompany their meal. I find you get more for your money, better flavor and overall satisfaction with making mashed potatoes by scratch.
All you need for a basic mashed potato recipe:
Peel them or not. chop them into cubes
Put in a pot fill the water over the potatoes.
Prep is easy as you see. No excuse why you can’t do this.
Bring to a boil allow to boil until potatoes are very tender. Pretty much looks almost like mush. (Less work if you let them get to the point where they fall apart)
Put in a mixer, or use hand mixer. If the potatoes arent completely mush then use a mashed to mash before mixing. Add Butter and Milk and spices.
Mix until its whipped.
See simple. Adjust seasoning as needed.
The gravy I didn’t take pictures, take a small pot, add butter, a little of the oil you fried the chicken in, flour and chicken broth.
In the small pot add butter, oil, on medium heat add flour, mix it in with the oil, will be a paste. turn to low temp add broth and whisk it. Will become thickened. Add water if you want it thin. Heat will thicken it quickly.
Lastly I did a Cobbler, one of the easiest recipes:
1 cup self rising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter (melted)
8-12 oz of berry of your choice (fresh, frozen, canned)
Combine dry ingredients, add milk, stir in melted butter, pour into baking dish (round pyrex, glass), bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Top with whipped cream or ice cream.
This is my plate. I do not like gravy. I only make it because my husband wants it.
Here is how my family’s dinner and dessert turned out: (Drooling is allowed)