I am utterly speechless when I eat these potatoes, except of course for the mmm-ing I’m doing. These are the best mashed potatoes ever and we love them at our house. This recipe is adapted from my SIL, Tonya’s, Sour Cream Mashed Potato Recipe. The original recipe calls for cream cheese but someone in the family thought the Boursin would be a great addition. Was that you Ma? Anyway this is a super dee duper dressed up mashed potato that is no harder than regular mashed potatoes. In fact you don’t even have to peel the little things. The red skins are so pretty and add such a nice flavor and texture to the dish. After trying these you will never go back to regular. I am giving you the basic recipe but I really enjoy when you all make my recipes and comment back with your own additions of creativity. Give these a go and let me know!
Boursin Mashed Potatoes
2 lb. bag organic little red potatoes, scrubbed
one package Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese
1 T. dried shallots or dried chives
1 t. Kosher salt
fresh ground black pepper, as much as you like
1/2 cup sour cream
In a large pot of salted water, boil potatoes until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Drain potatoes and add to the bowl of your stand mixer or in a bowl to use with your hand mixer. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix on medium speed until the potatoes are creamy and smooth. Place in a pretty serving bowl and top with a tablespoon of butter. Serves 1. No, it serves about 5-6. You may want to double this it is that good.
Note- If you have fresh herbs then use those. If you use the shallots fresh then you will have to saute them a bit to soften.
A Constant Source of Entertainment: More ICU Days
One night I was assigned float nurse on our Unit. It is a great job in which you get to do so many different things like; check the code cart, assist other RN’s with procedures, bed baths, get the doctor when some one needs him/her, and assist in all codes. On this night we had a patient that we knew was going to crash, just a gut feeling. I helped the other nurse set up her room for the pending code while our favorite doctor gave many orders. All we could do was wait. We were all pleased that on this night this doctor was on call. He was dedicated, passionate, intense, and good. I checked and restocked the code cart and busied myself while the doctor went to the on-call room for a quick nap, it was going to be a doozie of a night. Before he went to sleep, he told me to get him ASAP when the patient even looked like they were going to code. I assured him I would and off he went. Sure enough the patient didn’t even give a decent enough clue but outright flat-lined. The other nurses immediately ran the code while I ran to get the doctor. I burst in the on-call room and yelled for him to move it. He slipped into his loafers and bolted out of the room while I yelled, “Wait you forgot something!” He yelled back over his shoulder, “I don’t have time!” I shrugged and picked up his pants from the back of the chair and ran to join the code.
Have a wonderful Fall-time weekend, make hot cider, sit by a fire, read a good book.