Mashed potatoes are a great dish to make for your family for several reasons. First, potatoes are about as inexpensive and hearty an ingredient as one can buy. Second, they are easy to prepare -- few recipes require as little skill in the kitchen and produce as many satisfied diners as mashed potatoes. Third, not only do kids love to eat them but when "mashing" is the primary instruction, kids also love to help you make them. Finally, mashed potatoes stay well in the fridge, so simply double or triple the recipe and you have plenty for a few days.
When I make my mashed potatoes I prefer to use Yukon Gold potatoes because they make a supremely smooth and fluffy mashed potato (and they're no more expensive then
If you make this recipe, let's say on a Sunday, and double the recipe, you can use the extra portion to make weelicious Mashed Potato Cakes on Monday and weelicious Mashed Potato Frittata on Tuesday (both of these recipes will be posted in the next couple of days). That's the best part! The base for those dishes is already prepared so very little work nets you THREE dishes that will all blow your family away!