Posts Tagged ‘thanksgiving’

Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

November 22nd, 2011 No comments



2-2.5   lbs          Russet potatoes

16        oz          Half & half (or heavy cream)

4          oz          Butter

6          cloves    Garlic

2          tsp         Kosher salt



Peel potatoes and dice into even size pieces, rinse.

Place diced potatoes in appropriate size pot; fill with water to 1 inch above potatoes.

Remove peels on garlic cloves and add them to the pot along with the salt.

Bring the pot to a boil and then immediately lower to a slight simmer. NOTE: Potatoes are cooked when they fall apart while sticking a fork into them.

As potatoes cook, heat the half & half (or heavy cream) with the butter in a appropriate size sauce pan until the butter is melted.

When potatoes are cooked, drain the water, add the hot half & half (or heavy cream) and butter mixture and mash together, including the garlic.

Season with additional salt if required.


Not from Chef Pete

October 30th, 2011 2 comments

Credit: South Florida Water Management District via AP via MSNBC

Turducken is so 2010.  This Thanksgiving, try a Pydoe.  From MSNBC:

Officials in the Florida Everglades have captured and killed a 16-foot-long Burmese python that had just eaten an adult deer.

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Skip Snow, a biologist and python specialist at Everglades National Park, who conducted the snake necropsy, said the snake had a girth of 44 inches with the deer inside.

“This is clearly an extreme event,” he told the Sun-Sentinel. “It shows you they can eat huge things.”

Read the whole thing here.  And let us know what the family thinks!


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