Oh my gosh I absolutely adore mashed potatoes. I can eat them all day long. There is just something about a big 'ole mound of that fluffy white starchiness smothered butter that can cure any bad day. I have passed this love of potatoes onto Sydney. Everytime I make mashed potatoes she proceeds to fill her plate with ONLY the potatoes and nothing else and I have to say "Sydney, you need to take a piece of chicken and a green veggie to balance out your place" to which she replies "but Mom, I am only hungry for your wonderful potatoes." Now how can I argue with a child who has just complimented my cooking. So for all of you potato lovers out there here is my ultimated mashed potatoes
3 1/2 c chicken broth
5 large potatoes, cut into 1" pieces
1/2 c light cream
1/2 c sour cream
1/4 c fresh chopped chives (you can leave this out if chives freak your kids, or husbands out)
2 tbsp butter
3 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled - save some for garnish
black pepper (I prefer fresh ground, just regular old pepper will do)
Heat broth and potatoes in saucepan over med-high heat to a boil. Reduce heat to med. Cover and cook 10 minuted or until potatoes are tender. Drain, reserving the broth.
Mash potatoes with 1/4 c of the broth, light cream, sour cream, chives, butter and bacon and pepper. Add more broth and butter if need for your kind of consistency. Sprinkle extra bacon on top!!!