HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Hope your fun is maximum and your chaos blessedly minimal. Here’s a side you can do waaaaaaaaaaaaay in advance, before your special needs kid is on “holiday schedule” and making attention to much of anything impossible. And this will get you some rave reviews.
Yeah, the pic looks like a bowl of mere mashed potatoes. But these are SMASHING…
Peel & boil 5 lbs. of red potatoes, drain, mash until smooth.
In a microwaveable bowl, soften 8 oz. cream cheese, 1 cup sour cream, 3 tb. butter, and you might as well toss in the needed 2 tsp. garlic salt, 1 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper.
Beat all that goodness into the potatoes until you have your desired texture. Let it cool, then cover. (We like to layer clear wrap over it, pressing it down flat.) Put it in the ‘fridge at least overnight of for up to 7 days (yes, a week. The flavors blend with time).
When you’re ready, place the desired amount in a non-stick or greased casserole, dot w/ desired additional butter, and bake at 350 for 1/2 hour.