Monday, November 5, 2012

Garlic and Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

  Aack! I honestly can't believe it's November already... how about you? It seems that I found out I was pregnant just yesterday, and here I am a mere 23 days away from my due date. Secretly, I'm hoping to have this little girl sometime this week, but you just can't predict these kinds of things. :) This pregnancy has been a crazy busy one. Since I am high risk for preterm labor and pre-eclampsia (thanks to my last little girl...)  I've been seen by the doctor every 2 weeks, and have had ultra sounds at every appointment. Sometimes I think it would be nice to go in, listen to the heartbeat, and be out... but every appointment is a 2 hour ordeal for me. However, I have really loved seeing our little girl grow and develop. She truly is a little miracle, and I can't wait to meet her!

     Since I'm due so close to Thanksgiving, I desperately need recipes that will be quick and easy for Thanksgiving dinner. I will be in no shape to be getting things ready for this wonderful holiday, so  I've passed the cooking responsibility on to my amazing hubster, and I want to make things as easy as possible for him. But even if I was the one cooking, I still love a marvelous and easy recipe. I mean, come on.... who doesn't?

     These potatoes are so simple and easy, it's ridiculous. I discovered cooking mashed potatoes in the crock pot a few months ago, and I refuse to make mashed potatoes any other way.

First, you take the crockpot.... I bought this little crockpot for $3 on a Black Friday sale. I absolutely love it! I even added our name in vinyl so no one dares to steal my $3 crockpot! Ha!

Second.... wash, peel, and cube about 5 potatoes. Of course you can do more or less, depending on how much you want to make. For my family, 5 potatoes lasts about 2 meals, so that's plenty for us!
Cover the potatoes with water. Make sure to have the potatoes barely covered. You don't want to add too much water!

Third.... add about a teaspoon and a half of minced garlic. Since I am looking to keep things nice and easy, I always used pre-minced garlic. I love this stuff!
Once the garlic and water are added, cover and cook on high for about 4 hours. Once the potatoes are done cooking, drain the water. Some of the garlic might drain out, but that's ok. :)
Add 1 package (about 8 oz.) of cream cheese and whip those mashed potatoes!!
See how easy that is? I promise, you won't want to cook mashed potatoes any other way!
Plus, these garlic and cream cheese mashed potatoes are sure to be a crowd pleaser... whether it be for
Thanksgiving or just Thursday night dinner. :)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds yummy--I've never tried putting cream cheese in mashed potatoes before!



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