If the main idea behind this website is to help encourage men to get in the kitchen and lend some support in their quest to become great cooks, that is what I am going to try and do here. Thanksgiving is just days away. For different people, this holiday has different meanings. For some, it means eating a big, fat, juicy turkey. For others, it means being with family and friends. For others, it means enjoying the National Football League action and of course, there are those that are all about the Black Friday shopping deals. With that being said, as we look ahead to Thanksgiving Day, let’s look at what simple dishes men can help take care of.
With the creation of Stove Top stuffing packages, making this popular Thanksgiving dinner side is easy to do. By simply boiling water, adding the package of Stove Top and setting aside for about five minutes, you can say you helped out.
If you want to help out with the mashed potatoes, you can do the same as you did for the stuffing. If you want to make homemade mashed potatoes, the process is simple. In a large saucepan, boil water. While water is boiling, peel your potatoes and cut them into thin slices. This will help them cook faster later on. When your water is boiling, reduce the heat to medium, add the potatoes and cook for about 20 minutes, or until soft. When they are soft, you can either mash them by hand or in a food processor. At this point, you should also add a tablespoon of milk, 2 tablespoons of butter and 3 or 4 tablespoons of heavy cream and mix together. You can also add salt and pepper to reach the taste of your liking, but in about a half an hour, you will be able to say you make a great dish of mashed potatoes.
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