Friday, November 24, 2006

The Feast is Over!

I Was Thankful for A Bountiful Table

Thanksgiving. A time for family, giving and thankfulness. I love this Holiday!
This year my sister was the hostess and I was responsible for the rolls and mashed potatoes.
The dinner was great and the day relaxing. What more could you ask for in a holiday?

Mashed Potatoes

3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut in quarters
3/4 to 1 cup warm milk
5-6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon Salt
Pepper to taste

Place potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water.
Bring to a boil, heat to a simmer. Add the tablespoon of salt and continue to simmer until potatoes are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes. When potatoes are done, drain and return potatoes to pot to dry slightly. Mash potatoes in the pot with a potato masher. Remove and discard bay leaf. Add warm milk to potatoes, over heat, mix with electric mixer until smooth. Add butter and heat until finely textured and fluffy.

This was a mix of different recipes, some of which I found online. One by Sara Mouton, one by Tyler Florence and my own. They turned out fine and everyone seemed to like them.

How Did Your Day Go?


Heather said...

What a nice looking table.
My day went great. All of my pies turned out well.
It was the year of the pecan in my baking.

Annie said...

Thanks. We had peacan pie too, one of my favorites!

The Cookbook Junkie said...

I had some successes, some, well not failures but some things that could have been better. I thought my rolls came out pretty good but I never got a picture so I won't be blogging about them.

funwithyourfood said...

My Thanksgiving (It's my fav holiday for sure) was AWESOME. Glad to see yous was good too :)