Friday, November 25, 2011

Dinner was a hit

Michael made a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner for the little family yesterday. By all accounts it was a hit! They were thankful to be celebrating with all the right ingredients after coming back from three years in Europe with hard to find fixins.

Zoë is like Jane and seems to love "Elsie's Potatoes" from the Best of Bridge cookbook.

5 Lbs. Potatoes or 9 large
8 oz. Low-fat Cream Cheese
1 cup fat-free Sour Cream
2 tsp. onion salt
1 tsp. salt
pinch of pepper
2 Tbsp. butter

Cook and mash potatoes. Add all ingredients, except butter, and combine. Put into large greased casserole. Dot with butter, bake, covered at 350F for 30 minutes. If making ahead, cover and refrigerate or freeze. Thaw before baking. Serves 10-12

The instructions should also read...give potato masher to youngest child!

When my mother started the tradition of these potatoes at home, it was because you could make the recipe, scoop out balls of the mashed potatoes with an ice cream scoop, place them on a cookie sheet in the freezer until solid and then into a large zip lock bag and back into the freezer. This way, you can thaw and use as many as you need. The recipe is meant for a crowd, but can be just for two if you do it her way!

She did not to my knowledge use the low-fat version of anything!:)


  1. Mother Jean had it fat, no flavour! A woman after my own heart, and a lady with a wonderful sense of humour I might add.

  2. Looks great. What a great vegetable the potato, you can mash it, fry it, bake it, and if you distill it, VODKA!!

  3. I swear....she gets cuter every picture...and what excellent taste she has...ahhh the potato, I could go on and on...but I won't!

  4. Don't you wish you could have been a fly on the wall? What a happy time. Good for Michael!!