Manchego Mashed Potatoes

People are dropping like flies. Like. Freaking. Flies.

All around me people are getting engaged, married and for God sakes, getting knocked up.

Not that I have a problem with all the love and children around me. In fact, it is completely welcome. Because with engagements, marriages and children come lots and LOTS of parties.

And to know me is to know I love a good party.

I’m just merely pointing out that people are dropping like flies. In the last month I’ve been to two weddings, had two friends get engaged and have had three friends pop out little bundles of joy.

The most recent wedding was my friend Wendi and her now husband Adam. They had a beautiful private ceremony at the beach with close family and friends and then a great back yard party to celebrate.

A backyard party with THESE potatoes. Mashed potatoes are insanely delicious already, but these are out of this world.

I had so many helping at the party that I had to unzip the top of my skirt a bit to stay comfortable.



You will need…

6 large red potatoes
5 garlic cloves minced
4 cups shredded manchego cheese

1 cup heavy cream

¼ cup olive oil (more if necessary)
Salt and pepper to taste

Start by cleaning and chopping up the potatoes.

In a large pot full of water, boil the potatoes until very tender.

When the potatoes are tender, drain the potatoes of their water and place them back in the pot.

Add in the minced garlic and lightly mash the potatoes.

Add in the cream and cheese and continue to mash until the mixture is smooth.

Slowly add in the olive oil. If you add it too quickly or add to much the mixture will not blend well.

Salt and pepper the potatoes to taste and serve hot.

And if you get engaged/married/have a baby soon, invite me to the party. I’m great on the dance floor and I make killer sangria. Ask Wendi. She made it for the party.

Love and Beer Floats