• 6 potatoes
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tbl butter
  • about 1/2 cup milk
  • handful of pepper jack cheese
  • about 1 1/2 tbl chopped chives
  • salt and pepper to taste

last night we celebrated…it’s my birthday today (i insert a huge smile here), i’m 28 again…

i of course, a-being the cook in the family and b-being the mom, cook all of our birthday dinners. all of them…even my own.

the best part about it being my birthday, i can cook whatever i want and don’t care if other people like it or not.

…and that folks is what i did last night.

bbq’d pork loin with this marinade, steamed broccoli with some olive oil and sea salt, a huge salad that i can’t wait to share, and this, the most important part of the meal, and i’m sayin’ that because it involved garlic…and cheese…yeah, there was butter…and more garlic.

see, sometimes i have this great idea, and then sometimes out of the corner of my eye i spot something i can’t resist, that being cheese. and then i just have to throw it all together…and then something magical happens and my family inhales all of the mashed potatoes…it’s genius…ok, well maybe it’s not genius, just freaking fabulous!

happy birthday to me!

garlic mashed with jack and chives

mashed potatoes are one of my favorite foods to eat, mainly because you just can’t mess them up…especially if there is milk and lots of butter involved. the best part about making mashed potatoes is you can always add more…more butter, more cheese, more garlic…more everything. this is one of those recipes you should feel free to explore with…add less add more, have fun and enjoy it.

peel, chop and boil 6 potatoes and 5 cloves of garlic until soft and able to pierce with a fork. carefully strain out water and mix in:

  1. 3 tbl butter
  2. about a 1/2 cup milk (i used 1%)
  3. handful of pepper jack cheese
  4. a small dash of salt and pepper

mash, add chopped chives, taste, add more of everything if you want and eat.


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