Wednesday, September 21

Golden Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli

My mom always made the best mashed potatoes, and our entire family loves them.  We look forward to having them around the holidays.  The strangest thing is that she never likes to eat them.  Go figure.  Anyway, I found a sneaky and healthy way for her to try them this way:

About 10 small Yukon gold potatoes cut in 1 inch pieces (or any organic potatoes) peeled or leave the skins on if you prefer.
About 2-3 cups of fresh chopped broccoli, just rough chop, nothing too crazy
2-4 TBSP of sour cream
1-2 TBSP of Smart Balance (or butter if you prefer the extra calories)
About 1/3 cup to ½ cup organic milk (or whatever kind of milk you like)
First steam the potatoes with the broccoli (it looked like 1/2 potatoes and 1/2 broccoli after I put it in the pot) covered, for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  I love to use my cheap, stainless, little steamer basket that fits into just about any pan.

When they are done, drain or scoop potatoes and broccoli with a slotted spoon and put into a separate large bowl.  

Add sour cream and butter (I just eyeballed it, and used however much I felt like.)

Mash with a masher or a fork.  These are mashed potatoes people, not whipped!  If you want them whipped, they may turn out looking too green, like for St. Patrick's day.  Hmmm, not a bad idea.  Anyway, slowly add milk to the consistency of your liking.

Finish with a dash of salt and/or pepper, or whatever seasonings you like and enjoy!

I held my breath when my mom tried them.  She actually really liked these mashed potatoes.
I just wish I took a picture of her eating them so that I could prove to my family that she actually ate mashed potatoes.  It's okay.  She has already asked me to make them again. 

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