Finding Your Fall Rhythm

My Favorite Comfort Food

Country Crock mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a comfort food my kids never knew. Before you gasp in horror, let me explain. I love mashed potatoes. As a matter of fact, they are the first side dish I’ll order in a restaurant. After all, potatoes are nutritious and filling and have absolutely no fat or cholesterol or sodium. They have more potassium than a banana and are a great source of vitamin C. I know all that. But shamefully, I was never able to replicate the creamy, scrumptious mashed potatoes that I loved so much as a child.  

I tried. I really did. I’d spend a good hour in the kitchen trying to get it right. But still, my mashed potatoes took way too long to make and tasted way too bland. So I just kind of gave up and enjoyed them only as a treat when we were eating out.

But here we are, another year has gone by and it’s back-to-school time. The crazy routines have started up again with running here and running there. The kids’ favorite words are, “What’s for dinner?” and “Not again!”

I decided this year was going to be different. I would explore new foods and look for easy recipes that everyone would eat. I was looking around on the Internet and stumbled upon this video that showed how to make Country Crock Mashed Potatoes. It was as if it were done for me! I watched the whole thing and it couldn’t have been simpler. I was determined to master the mashed potato! 

Well, you know how things go, I got caught up in the middle of a million different things and forgot all about my mashed potato venture. But you’ll never believe what I came across when I was out getting school supplies and food for the family at Target.

A tub of Country Crock with the mashed potato recipe right on the lid!

It was a sign! I tossed the tub into my cart, picked up a bag of potatoes, and vowed that if they didn’t turn out right, I would never, ever try again. I even watched the Country Crock Mashed Potatoes video again! That’s how determined I was to make this work!

First of all, I couldn’t believe how simple the recipe was! Stuck in my mind was a long and grueling process, but it really only takes about 15 minutes to boil the potatoes. What a perfect time to fill out all those emergency forms and help with homework!

I was still skeptical as I started mashing in the milk. But when I added the Country Crock, I knew it was going to make all the difference.

And it did. The result was the creamiest, most delicious mashed potatoes I’d ever tasted. I served them up with grilled chicken and some green beans, and the way they gobbled them down, you’d have thought my husband and kids had never had a home-cooked meal before!

My Country Crock Mashed Potatoes immediately became everybody’s favorite -- including mine! I make them at least once a week now and no one gets tired of them. Sometimes I leave the skins on for a little extra fiber and to save a little time and even my picky son likes them that way.

So now, I can take comfort in knowing that my kids won’t ever miss out on the world’s best comfort food. But I still can’t believe that all this time, comfort was as close as a tub of Country Crock!

 

comfort food, dinner, family meals

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Jukeb... Jukebox_Jenny

I do love mashed potatoes! I never make them as good as my Dad does though.

godde... goddess99

Yum we love mashed potatoes, make them often.

lizzig lizzig

mashed potatoes are a fav in our house.  i'll jazz them up with cheese, bacon (my daughter's bowl only), herbs, chives, etc.

Kmakk... Kmakksmom

We love those, and use Country Crock often.

LaniBee LaniBee

Mashed potatoes are a favorite around here! 

la_be... la_bella_vita

Yum, I love mashed potatoes and we use country crock

Madel... Madelaine

Mashed potatoes!

Madel... Madelaine

Mac n cheese too!

Bob192 Bob192

I love mashed potatoes with Country Crock too!!  Yum!

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