Thursday, November 24, 2011

gratitude + a family thanksgiving recipe

{photo from paula deen}
The long weekend has finally arrived for me! I hope everyone enjoys their holiday weekend, eats lots of turkey, drinks lots of wine and has a good laugh with their friends and family. I will be spending the day with a big group of friends who luckily also happen to be amazing cooks. I always miss my family around Thanksgiving time but am thankful that I have a solid group of friends in San Diego to celebrate the day with.

This year I am grateful for so many things: health, family, a great boyfriend, friends who are as close as family, living in a sunny climate and my dog Otis. 

In case you haven't started cooking yet and need a yummy recipe (I realize I should have posted this yesterday), I have a great one for you. Here is the recipe for my Grandma Beatie's famous mashed potatoes that I will be making for today's feast. I couldn't imagine a Thanksgiving without them!

Don't worry, permission was granted. Time for me to get cooking. Gobble gobble. {m}

 Presenting Grandma Beatie's Mashed Potatoes:

  • 5 pounds potatoes
  • 1-8oz.sour cream
  • 1-8 oz.cream cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • Salt & pepper
To prepare:
  1. Peel and boil potatoes
  2. Drain
  3. Mash with the rest of the ingredients
  4. Place in buttered 2 qt. casserole dish
  5. Dot with butter
  6. Cover and cool in fridge until 1 hour before serving
  7. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees
  8. Enjoy!


  1. Adding that to my recipe book! Sounds delicious!

  2. My husband is a huge mashed potato fan- will have to try this!

  3. let me know if you try it. i just had a bowl of it for breakfast ;)


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