I miss cooking for other people. I miss holidays with family, and potlucks, and the cookbook club I used to do with my aerialist friends. I miss overflowing tables because we all cook way too much food, and leftovers for DAYS.
I miss randomly dropping off goodies at my gym, or PT office, or delivering them to my neighbors who were all absolutely flabbergasted the first time I ever delivered them all boxes of holiday goodies the first year we lived here.
I’m the kind of person who shows their love through food, so to not be able to do that because of COVID? Is just SO frustrating.
So as I always say – please, please wear your masks. Stay safe. Stay distanced. Stay home when you can. And hopefully… hopefully soon, we can all feed one other again.
Since my family just did a smaller, “drop-off” Thanksgiving this year with those of us who are local (instead of the big potluck that we normally have with the entire extended family), I took the opportunity to experiment a little.
I was asked to make the mashed potatoes, so I decided on this recipe! I left the onions on the side because some family members aren’t onion fans.
With or without the onions, I was very happy with how these turned out. They’re a new favorite!
French Onion Mashed Potatoes
slightly adapted from The Life Jolie
- 2 lbs yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 2 tbsp salted butter
- 1/2 cup warm milk
- pinch of kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- one batch caramelized onions
- french fried onions
- chopped parsley (optional)
- Boil the potatoes until cooked through, and drain. Transfer to a bowl and add the butter, milk, salt, and pepper, then mash until smooth. Mix in the caramelized onions.
- Top with french fried onions and chopped parsley, if using.
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