Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Garlic Flavoured Mashed Potatoes

This is my daughter's masterpiece. Thanks to numerous unannounced visits from friends and relatives. I have had short notices in the past and usually, they're just laying off for a few hours in our city before they move on to their next leg.

Usually, I do not want to pass up the chance to spend even just a few minutes with them especially if I haven't seen them for ages. Given such short notices and usually I work from 9-5 and my daughter usually is home before 4, she has more time to go to the grocery store to buy potatoes, fresh beans and a whole chicken.

Aha, there you go. Mashed potatoes go well with baked chicken and steamed vegetables like carrots, beans and cauliflower. What makes her mashed potatoes taste good? Club House Garlic Plus Seasoning and a couple tablespoons of margarine and her gravy sauce.

I have taught her once to make gravy. I must say she's been good in keeping notes because she still has that note to keep her company in the kitchen. She has modified my initial recipe and I admit that hers is better.

Dare to have an unannounced visit? Well you know what to expect.


anna said...

what is "club house garlic plus seasoning"? can't i just use freshly crushed garlic? what about garlic salt? do you add milk to this recipe? if so, how much? daming tanong ano..well, i love garlic and would try anything with garlic. have you ever tried eating garlic stalks? masarap din yun..i call it korean asparagus! :D

ting-aling said...

Oh it's a powdered seasoning you can get from the store my mama mia. I haven't tried freshly crushed garlic. Garlic salt, puwede but not the salted one kasi it could get bitter. Bitter? I know what you're thinking pero meron talagang ganoon.

I do not add milk to my mashed potatoes. Others do esp yung mga puti. The first thing that comes to mind if I added milk is masyado na siyang rich.

Garlic is good for the heart, I am sure you know about that. Garlic stalks? Nope..share please!

marezone said...

Delicious! Around here we had a little bit of fresh horseradish, it gives that extra kick.