A Life-Changing Recipe for Your Upcoming Holidays

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A Life-Changing Recipe for Your Upcoming Holidays

 

 

 

     A couple days back, while catching up on some reading and the posts of some of my favorite  ActiveRain  bloggers, I ran across a plea from  Donna Foerster(Rocky Mountain Real Estate Advisors, Metro Denver, CO)  for good pumpkin bread recipes.  As my wife will Contact Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender NOW .. be in your new home by the Holidays!attest, I'm a darn good eater and rarely forget a recipe that I find particularly good.  In my eyes, that described my wife's pumpkin bread recipe ... and I had Marilyn send it off to Donna.

 

     That little conversation got my wife and I talking about the upcoming holidays and the where, when, who and etc. of our plans.  My wife and I had served as "Holiday-Central" for her family for over 2 decades when we lived in our former home in  Mokena, IL.  We were located closest to aging parents and were also lucky enough to have a big enough house to share and accommodate some pretty large get-togethers.  Let's just say that through the years, Marilyn gained some real hands-on experience at preparing and serving big meals.  Marrying a farm girl has advantages. 

 

     One of the lessons my wife learned while serving as chief cook for these family meals was planning.  It was all about organization for her.  And one of the things that she swears helped her enjoy a less stress-filled holiday, was a recipe that her mom passed on to her for ... mashed potatoes.  You make this recipe up ahead of time (the day before) and then just heat it up the day of your gathering.

 

     Who knew that a simple mashed potato recipe could be "life changing"?? 


     But that's exactly what my wife calls this recipe.  Seems that making mashed potatoes at the last minute and then getting them to the table hot was proving pretty nerve-wracking for her.  And finding something that helped her get this portion of the meal prepared the day before  ... making for one less thing to do and fewer dirty dishes on the day of the meal ... was a godsend. 


     Well it occurred to me with the holidays just around the corner, that there may be a few ActiveRain members that would appreciate this "life changing" recipe too.  So I asked Marilyn if I could share it here.  You'll find the recipe below.


     But even if you don't find this recipe quite as "life changing" as my wife did, I think you'll enjoy it.  It's pretty darn tasty. 

 

    Enjoy!

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Make Ahead Potatoes

 

(Serves 8)     

 

9  Large  Baking  Potatoes     (Peel & Cut into chunks)

1 1/2  Package  (8 oz. each)  Cream  Cheese   (softened)

1/2  Cup  (1 stick)  Butter  or  Oleo    (softened)

1/2  Cup  Sour  Cream

1/2  tsp.  Salt

1/4  tsp.  White Pepper    (Regular pepper is fine also)

2  Tablespoon  Chilled  Butter  or  Oleo    (Cut into small pieces)


    Preparation:


     Day Ahead:  Cook and Mash potatoes until light and fluffy.  Beat in Cream Cheese and softened butter cut into small pieces.  Beat in Sour Cream and Seasonings.  Scrape into heavily buttered casserole dish.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.


     To Cook/Heat:  Bring potatoes to room temperature.   Dot with 2 Tablespoons worth of Butter or Oleo.   BAKE at:   300 degrees, uncovered for 30 minutes or until heated through. 


     Serve!


 


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Rainmaker
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Have to admit I like these spuds, Michelle ... so hope you do too!

Gene

Oct 06, 2012 01:02 AM #10
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Can't resist a good way to prepare mashed potatoes. I've put sour cream in before but never tried cream cheese. It's definitely on the "to do" list now!

Oct 06, 2012 10:18 PM #11
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Larry and Sheila:  Glad to hear that you're going to give the recipe a try.  Hope it proves beneficial and time-saving to you as well ...

Gene

Oct 07, 2012 12:20 AM #12
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Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Gene, I will try this recipe for sure! But you forgot the pumpkin bread recipe..... I also loved your idea on the cookbook!

Oct 16, 2012 07:34 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Sandy:  I had written Donna personally with the Pumpkin Bread recipe ... but will add it here.  Hope you like the potato recipe too ... I know I eat my fair share when my wife makes it!  Thank you for following the link to this post ... and participating in the cookbook ...

Hope you can read the recipe below ...

Gene

 

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Oct 16, 2012 08:28 AM #14
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Gene,

This is a great recipe..I have one similar but plan on making this one on Thanksgiving! It's always a hassle to be mashing those potatoes right before dinner!!

Oct 16, 2012 08:51 AM #15
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JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
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Great idea for serving mashed potatoes as hot as possible. My husband likes having mashed turnips as well at holiday meals so I just may try doing them this way. It makes a whole lot of sense! Thanks too for posting the pumpkin bread recipe.

Oct 16, 2012 09:42 AM #16
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Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
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Gene, I love it. I thought I was the only person to use cream cheese in my mashed potatoes.

Oct 17, 2012 01:14 AM #17
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Connie Harvey
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Oh yea, what about that pumpkin bread recipe?? LOL

Oct 17, 2012 01:15 AM #18
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Exactly what my wife says, Dorie ... this seems to help immensely.  And the pots, pans, and dishes are out of the way too!

JoAnn:  My pleasure ... and the mashed turnips sound interesting.  Perhaps a recipe for our AR cookbook??

Connie:  Great minds thinking alike!  We're spreading a great idea, Connie ...  and see #14 above for the bread recipe. 

Gene

Oct 17, 2012 02:41 AM #19
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Sandy Acevedo
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HI Gene, Thanks for this recipe as well.  I will be a hit for sure with all these great recipes!!       

Oct 17, 2012 03:44 AM #20
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Judy Orr
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SW & Near West Chicago suburbs

I am the hostess with the leastest.  I rarely have guests over and when I do it is very stressful for me (and I always make too much, which I guess is better than not enough).  Having something like this that can be made a day ahead of time and reheated is great - I'm saving it!

Oct 17, 2012 05:20 AM #21
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Glad you got it, Sandy ...

Judy:  Glad you like it .. and hope it proves beneficial!

Gene

Oct 17, 2012 05:34 AM #22
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Debbie Cook
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate

This is spectacular - I've made this before but without the sour cream and using onion salt.  It is so rich and  good you can get away with using instant mashed potatoes in it and skip the cooking and mashing step. Trust me no one will notice!

Nov 01, 2012 03:24 AM #23
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Debbie:  Good to know that little secret.  You never know when it will come in handy!  Thank you ...

Gene

Nov 01, 2012 06:03 AM #24
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Ginger Harper
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Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Hi Gene..

Love the idea of putting  cream  cheese in the mashed potatoes along with the Butter..Hmmm....

Can't wait to try it.

 

Nov 05, 2012 11:30 AM #25
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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I'm sure you'll like it, Ginger.  It's become the only way we make mashed potatoes at our home.  Never any left-overs!

  Gene

Nov 05, 2012 09:52 PM #26
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Margaret Woda
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I will submit my cherry cheesecake recipe.  It's always a favorite.

Can't wait to try your make-ahead potatoes.

Nov 11, 2012 09:38 PM #27
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Hope you like them, Margaret!  They've become a tradition with our family.  And thanks so much for your recipe!  And cherry .... yummmm ...

Gene

Nov 12, 2012 04:52 AM #28
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Hi Gene, Here is my post and I sent it to Kerrie too. http://activerain.com/blogsview/3514831/here-s-my-mother-s-favorite-recipe-southern-cornbread I am on my iPad so I am not sure this link is hot.
Nov 14, 2012 01:37 AM #29
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