Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Creamy "Tatoes

Well here it is, the day before the big Turkey Day! Already! That's crazy! It seems like I was just scarfing down the kids Halloween candy....

Oh wait, I still am....what's left of it anyways.

I did my grocery shopping last night. No way was I taking 3 kids to Walmart the day before Thanksgiving. You couldn't pay me enough to do that. Crazy people come out with their 2-3 cart fulls and might run me down!

My kids need me in their life. Not run down by a grocery cart.

Were going over to my in-laws for Thanksgiving this year so the only thing I am taking is my Mac n' Cheese and my family's Sweet Potato Casserole. (It should be illegal, it's that good!) and some Mashed Potatoes, or as Riley calls them "Tatoes. So I thought I would let yall in on how I make mine. I really don't think you can wrong with any mashed potatoes, there's nothing to them, but I could eat bowl fulls of it. Literally. It's one of my Top 10 favorite things to eat! I actually take a blender to mine to make them that much more creamier. I don't even have to have gravy with them. I like the texture better, but that's my opinion, and its a Free Country so I'm entitled!


So if you would rather just mash yours with your masher, go right on ahead, I'll turn my head and pretend I don't see you doing it!

5-6 large baking potatoes
1 can (10 oun) evaporated milk
4 tbs butter (or more if ya like!)
Plenty of salt and pepper
Water (Who knew?)

Peel your potatoes and cute them in little small pieces. They just cook more evenly and better that way. Put your diced potatoes in a large pot and feel with water, at least a couple of inches above the potatoes. Boil until your spoon cuts right thru them easy. (About 20-25 minutes or so) Drain your water. Put your butter in the pot to start melting as your draining the potatoes. Add in your potatoes. Start adding in your salt and pepper. Really I'm leaving this one up to yall on how much. I like mine to be a little salty, not alot but enough to tell their is some in their. I have to taste it a couple of times before I know when to stop. Take out your mixer and start blending your 'tatoes on medium speed. Gradually add in your evaporated milk. I never use the whole can I do it until I think it's the right consistency. Creamy just as creamy can be!

That's their is to it. Not a whole lot, how can something this easy be so good? I don't know! The biggest pain the butt part is the peeling and cutting!

Riley came home with this the last Friday on her last day of school before her break and the teacher gave me a heads up that I was going to find something in her backpack really amusing. I took it out and laughed. And laughed. And laughed some more. I think my child is on to something here. She's only 5 and to me that's pretty good for a 5 year old to think of some of the things she said. So get ready and take notes on

How to Roast a Turkey
(In a 5 year old's point of view!)

Now I can't say I will be following these instructions, but it is something I will keep for life! 

Hope all of you have an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving day! I have so much to be thankful for this year and every year! Eat lots of turkey and then go take a nap!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family!

Love, Kirby

Also I still have my $35 CSN Giveaway going on until November 30. Only 3 people so far have entered to win it, so you have a good chance of maybe winning! Go check it out!


  1. That's the most adorable thing ever! You need to frame that and pull it out every year for Thanksgiving.

  2. Too cute! On the other hand I have to go to Wal-mart today, please pray for me!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. Too cute!

    Have an awesome Thanksgiving, sweet lady!

  4. When one of my boys was in first grade the teacher made a whole cookbook of the kids recipes. There were a lot of questionable ones (kinda like that turkey recipe) but they were so funny!


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