You know that I’m a huge fan of mashed potatoes, well who isn’t, but I was shocked to hear from so many of your about how your kids wouldn’t try them.
What kid in their right mind would not want mashed potatoes and all that yummy creamy goodness?
Then I stopped to think for a second and I realized that for quite some time my boys wouldn’t try mashed potatoes?
How dare you scoff at a potato! A mashed potato!
You are Fitzpatricks for the love of all that is holy.
Your people have survived against all odds with the help of the magical pratties!
So I tried to remember how I got them to eat them for the first time, and I realized it’s the magical practice that I have leaned on time and time again…
I called the boys into the kitchen when those little beauties came out of the water and asked them to make them with me and decide what goes in them.
Now they are “their” mashed potatoes.
Now they take ownership and pride in their potatoes.
Now they will actually try them and realize that mashed potatoes are nothing but GOOD.
Here is Keegan’s recipe. Keep in mind that these measurements are an estimate. He got a little crazy with the parmesan cheese.
1 lb baby red potatoes, mashed (You could use any kind of potato, I just don’t like to peel them.)
2 T chicken stock
2 T cream
2 T sour cream
2 T unsalted butter
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (though something tells me Keegan threw in closer to a 1/2 cup, he kept saying, I think it needs more cheese, mommy.)
Toss all ingredients into a large bowl. Let the kids have fun mashing those potatoes! Mix well, let the kids get creative about what they’d like to add. Dish it out and let them enjoy trying their delicious masterpiece!