Wednesday, 01 April 2009
The chief bought a 50 pound box of potatoes for $5.00. A great use for some of those potatoes? Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes for the freezer!
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 t. garlic powder
1 t. salt
1/8 - 1/4 cup chopped chives (optional)
(Makes 14 servings)
Peel and quarter potatoes. Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover completely with water. Bring to a boil, and then gently cook until tender. Drain well. In a large bowl combine potatoes, cream cheese, egg, garlic powder, and salt. Mash well with an electric mixer. Spoon potatoes into a 1 gallon freezer bag. Divide into the bags according to the number of servings you need at one sitting. For instance, for my family of six, I would divide this between two freezer bags. Freeze.
To serve, thaw completely. Pour into a casserole dish. Put a pat or two of butter on top of the potatoes to melt over them as you bake. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes until the top is golden brown.
You'll love having this side dish handy!
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