Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

November 23, 2008 at 10:07 pm | Posted in Food | 1 Comment
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When you buy a house with a kitchen that looks like this and has no appliances whatsoever, cooking is tricky.  (is anyone wondering how many ugly pictures of the kitchen I can post in a week?  the answer is: a lot.  because there is a lot of ugliness in there.)

Until you get engaged, and acquire a slow cooker at a wedding shower. Then, you are totally in business.

Since the wedding, I’ve been dabbling in crock pot cooking a little, mostly finding recipes on the internet. But last weekend, Jason’s parents gave us a crock pot cookbook and oh boy! there are a lot of things you can make in the slow cooker. You can make cakes and chai lattes and all sorts of good stuff! So awesome.

So from here on out, I’ll be reporting on my crock pot endeavors (or, at least the good ones). Of course, I would be nothing without the cookbooks above (the one on the left was a gift from J’s parents – thanks so much!, and the one on the right is borrowed from a coworker).  I’ve also discovered a new blog – a year of crockpotting chronicles one woman’s goal to use her crock pot every day.

And, actually, that’s where today’s mashed potatoes recipe comes from.  Here’s the original.

1.  Wash and peel 5 lbs of red potatoes, cut in quarters, submerge completely in water.

2.  Boil 10-20 min, until potatoes are tender.

3.  Scoop 1/2 cup water from the pot.

4.  (optional) Burn your fingers on the boiling water while obtaining 1/2 cup of water.  Yell a few choice words and run your fingers under the cold water.  Bonus points if your husband is so concerned that he comes running.

5.  Add 1 chicken bouillon cube to the 1/2 cup water.

6.  Drain potatoes and return to pot.

7.  Add 1 block light cream cheese (8 oz), 1 cup light sour cream, water with bouillon cube, 1 tsp garlic powder, and 1 tbsp parsley.

8.  Mash.

9.  Put potatoes into crockpot, cook on high for 2 hours (or low for 4 hours).

10.  Enjoy, preferably with turkey, gravy, and family/friends.

I made these today for a friend’s thanksgiving party and they went over REALLY well.  As in, the bowl was empty and washed before I left.  Yummy!


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  1. Yes, I know all about the crockpot potatoes. What you don’t know is Barley has invited us all to your house to taste your taters!I guess we have to wait til’you have a place to cook the turkey though!!!!! GGG


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