If your house is anything like my house, you are making menu and recipe lists and checking them twice, and if your house is anything like my house, the words “mashed potatoes” are appearing multiple times on those lists. Because what would a hearty winter holiday dinner be without mashed potatoes? However, I am here to tell you that I have tempted fate and put a spin on this old favorite with this easy recipe for horseradish mashed potatoes. That’s right…all the wonderful creamy goodness of regular mashies, but with just a little bit of sass added in the form of prepared horseradish and some chopped chives. It’s always good to keep folks on their toes, and even though you may be messing with tradition, I think it will have a happy ending. It did in my house!
There are times when I find myself serving things that really qualify as appetizers to the Southern husband for dinner. Cookie sheet nachos. Scallops wrapped in bacon. And these addictive horseradish asparagus roast beef roll-ups. But hey, they all involve a protein and a veggie of some sort, and as far as I’m concerned if you eat enough of them they totally quality as dinner. Am I right? I think I’m right.
I’m very into scrumptious savory spreads that can be whirled up in the food processor. Until recently my love was confined to my reliable beer cheese spread, but lately I have been branching out into other things that can be tossed into the food processor, spun around into deliciousness and be sitting on a cracker or a piece of celery 5 minutes later. So here’s the latest one, which is a lovely fluffy concoction of cheddar cheese, horseradish, white wine and a few other goodies.
That time when you got an insatiable craving for guacamole. That time when you saw a jar of horseradish in your fridge when you were in the middle of making the guacamole. That time when you decided to throw caution to the wind and add some horseradish to your tried and true guacamole. That time when you thought you might never be able to go back to regular guacamole ever, ever again. Yep…I remember that time.
This morning was the first morning I felt a really serious nip in the air…the kind that makes you think that you really DO need to put away your summer clothes, and it actually IS time to start at least thinking about your holiday shopping list. And if you are me, your holiday menus. For me, one of the best parts about thinking about holiday menus is that I need to road-test them. And by road-test, I mean feed them to the Southern husband and then pepper him with a million questions about them. Which is just what happened with these pears with roast beef and horseradish cream.
We are big old fans of crab cakes in my house. We make them at home, we order them on menus…we are a crabby couple, the Southern husband and me. So it wasn’t much of a leap to think that if crab cakes could make us so happy, what would happen if we tried theRead More & Get the Recipe