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Gouda Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Ingredients

    For the Gouda Smashed Potatoes:

  • 1 ½ pound bag Side Delights® Steamables™ Golden Potatoes, steamed to package directions
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup gouda cheese, shredded

    Garnish:

  • Fresh parsley

Gouda Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Directions

  1. Turn your oven to broil.
  2. Steam the potatoes according to the package directions.
  3. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. In a small mixing bowl combine the olive oil, salt, pepper and the minced garlic.
  5. Once the potatoes are done steaming place them on the baking sheet. Using a potato masher or the back or a spoon gently press the potatoes until flat.
  6. Using a spoon drizzle the olive oil mixture of the potatoes. Broil for 8-10 minutes, or until the potatoes are crispy.
  7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the gouda cheese on the potatoes. Return to the oven for 2 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!

Notes

You can use any cheese you like for these potatoes-try sharp cheddar or mozzarella.

Christmas Dinner Recipe Guide

For those of you out there that are in charge of preparing your Christmas meal (and are either terrified at the thought or are looking for some new ideas), here is a list of recipes to make your day easier.  Hopefully your Christmas dinner is a good one.

Appetizer Recipes

Main Dish Recipes

  • Here is how to carve a turkey
  • Dessert Recipes

    Egg Nog Recipe

    Here is something to make your Christmas a little bit cheerier.

    Ingredients

    • 9 ea Egg yolks
    • 3 ea Egg whites
    • 1 1/2 c Super fine sugar
    • 1 qt Whole milk
    • 2 qt Heavy cream
    • 1 pt Bourbon
    • 8 oz Cognac
    • 2 oz Dark rum

    Directions

    1. Beat egg yolks until thick and pale yellow. Add sugar to yolks and beat adding milk and 1 quart of heavy cream. Add bourbon, rum and cognac while stirring. Beat the other quart of heavy cream and egg whites separately and fold into the mixture and add nutmeg on top.
    2. Makes 4 1/2 litres.

    2016 Festival of Trees at the Western Development Museum

    On Saturday I took Mark and Oliver to the Western Development Museum where we not only checked out the Eaton’s Once Upon a Christmas exhibit but we took in the 2016 Festival of Trees.  We did not stay for the Minions Dance Party.  Oliver wouldn’t be caught dead at something that childish.  Despite being there a few hours before the dance party, some parents and kids were already sitting down waiting for it.  Keeping a toddler entertained that long?  Good luck.

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