18 October 2008
The weekend is upon us once again. TGIF!!!!!!Even if you really enjoy your job it is so soothing to have an unplanned weekend where you can sleep in, do the rounds in the kitchen or simply just do whatever your little heart desires. It's on these cooler fall mornings that I love to open my eyes slowly and then huddle back underneath the covers and set the pace for the day. Do nothing...and only what you enjoy!!!!!
This dish I prepared last week for our Canadian Thanksgiving. It is my absolute favourite way to fancy up whipped mashed potatoes for any holiday feast. The Boursin cheese is garlicky and herby to give your potatoes a little pizzazz!! It also gives you more time to spend with your guests because you can prepare this dish the day ahead and just reheat.
Here's your fork....DIG IN!!!!!!!
**Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Chives**
10 medium size potatoes
1/3 cup snipped chives, about 1 bunch
1 cup milk, preferably 2 per cent or homogenized
2 T butter
1 tsp salt
½ tsp white or freshly ground black pepper
½ cup crumbled peppery or garlic-flavoured Boursin cheese
Peel potatoes and cut in half. Place in a large saucepan. Cover with warm water. Place over high heat. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce hear to medium-low and boil gently, partially covered, until fork tender, 20 to 25 minutes.Meanwhile, snip chives. Then drain potatoes. Return to saucepan or bowl. Mash using a potato masher or put potatoes through a ricer. (The not so secret way for me to mash my potatoes is to whip them with my hand mixer into a creamy and delicious mass). Heat milk in microwave on high 2 minutes. Stir into potatoes with butter, salt, pepper, chives and Boursin cheese. If potatoes are not warm enough, stir over medium-low heat or microwave on medium.
Serves 8 - 10
UPDATE ON WORLD FOOD DAY EVENT!!
As some of you already know I do my blogging in the early hours of the morning (except on a day like this when I didn't want to leave my cozy bed and join the day). On October 16th when I posted the World Food Day roundup it would have been around 7:30 AM in the More Than Burnt Toast household. There were two more submissions that were sent later in the day that I was happy to post in the roundup. The only thing is you would have missed them...so go on back and see what Jude from The Philippines offered us from her blog Apple Pie, Patis, and Pate. For our conga line she brought this Baby Back Pork Ribs Adobo . Also Becke arrived fashionably late travelling all the way from the USA from her blog Columbus Foodie .She brings up the tail end of our conga line with a delicious recipe for an American classic Chicken Tetrazzini. Thank you so much ladies for wanting to participate in our event. We so appreciated these delicious dishes being part of our conga line of international dishes for World Food Day!!!!!!!!!! That brought us to a total of 45 dishes so far!!!!!!!
Hunger does not stop here so look forward to a continued event from my blog sister Ivy of Kopiaste. Stay tuned for the announcement...we hope you will join us in spreading the word.
If you enjoyed this recipe you may be interested in:
White Cheddar Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Perfect Pomme Puree
Ranch Mashed Potatoes
Garlic Smashed Potatoes