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Thanksgiving Classics


We would be lying if we said we do not long for a classic, warm family supper where eating is the last thing one would want to do (not really the last..but you know what we mean).. while evidently all the fun lies on the cooking preparations and table-setting last minute creative touches that will make this holiday one to remember.

For this reason in this post we have selected some classic, simple yet delicious staples for an unforgettable Thanksgiving feast.

Buttery Mash Potatoes

Thanksgiving dinner wouldn't be right without mashed potatoes. The velvety, warming spoonful of mash potatoes is one of the highlights of the season.

YIELD | Serves 8

INGREDIENTS

    • 4 large russet potatoes (about 2 pounds total)
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cups milk
    • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • Freshly ground pepper
    • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

    PREPARATION

    Peel the potatoes and rinse under cold water. Cut each into quarters and place in a 3-to 4-quart saucepan. Cover with cold water, partially cover the pot, and bring the water to a boil. Uncover, add the 1 teaspoon of salt, and reduce the heat so the water boils gently. Cook until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, about 10 to 12 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat the milk and butter together until the butter has melted and the mixture is hot but not boiling.

    Drain the potatoes and return them to the warm pan over low heat for 1 minute to evaporate any excess water. Use a potato masher, ricer, or food mill to mash the potatoes. Stir the milk and butter mixture into the potatoes, a little at a time, until the potatoes are as soft and moist as you like. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately, or keep warm in the top of a double boiler, or cover and rewarm in a microwave oven.