Well, hopefully everyone had a great thanksgiving. I know we did. We had to drive out to Mason to my husband's uncles. That was about a 90 min drive, but it was a lot of fun out there. All I had to make was the mashed potatoes. Well, I also made pumpkin bread, zucchini bread, and amish friendship bread. Good thing, as their wasn't any bread there at all.
For the potatoes, I use a family recipe.
I peeled about 8 lbs of potatoes and there was 11 adults, and 3 kids under age 2. I had about half the potatoes left, so next time, I won't make so many.
After they were all cooked up, I added to them, one stick of butter, 1 8 oz package of cream cheese, and about a 16 oz container of sour cream.
After they are all mixed up nicely i placed them in a 13x9 pan. you will want to grease the pan. makes clean up SOOOO much easier. then sprinkle with paprika and pop in the oven. I placed in the oven right away at 350, and let them bake about 30 minutes. I placed in my awesome pyrex to go bag with the heat pack, and they were still hot when we got to our destination.
If you make these up the day or two before no problem. just wrap up, and when you go to bake them they will take about an hour or so in the oven. BE CAREFUL. When you are about 30 minutes from baking though, pull out of the fridge and let them start to warm up. If you don't, you run the risk of the pan breaking, from extreme temperature change. Don't want that to happen