Mashed Potato Mania

Samantha Corvera

 Turkey, pumpkin pies, and feast galore. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and everyone knows what that means.

 That’s right; it is time to grab your grandmother and tell her to whip up some of your favorite meal. Whether that be sweets or meats, make sure it is cooked and ready to be digested by a hungry family. I know that at my family gatherings, the only constant besides the friendly family arguments is the tasteful mashed potatoes.

  I truly have no idea what my mother does to make the meal taste so spectacular, but it is very much appreciated each and every year. What makes this food my favorite is that it can either be perfectly creamy or lumpy for your chewing pleasure. According to “allrecipes,” which gave this recipe four and a half stars, It does not take long to prepare. Preparation time is only five minutes and cooking time is 15 minutes, which adds up to just 20 minutes of waiting.

 The recipe consists of 5lbs of Yukon Gold Potatoes, ½ cup of butter, 2 cups of Parmesan cheese, 1 cup of chopped fresh chives, 1 ½ cups of cream cheese, ½ of medium head garlic, peeled and minced, and 1 pinch of salt and pepper to taste.

 If I could eat mashed potatoes everyday, I would sadly decline. Although mashed potatoes is a lovely food, too much of anything is never good.

Photo credit: Samantha Corvera

Mrs. Erdman is an English and journalism teacher at Freedom High School in the Bethlehem Area School District in Bethlehem, PA.

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