December is here and Christmas Cookie baking is in progress. I will have lots to share soon but today wanted to share these delicious Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes. They have a nutty butter taste and make for a great side dish.
December really is the month of giving. There are so many great organizations in need during this season. One woman told me how their local food ministry was struggling to provide food to everyone this holiday season. I work with Olive Crest and they have the opportunity for you to Be The Miracle to foster kids this Christmas season.
If you live locally and would like to bake a few dozen undecorated sugar cookies or donate items for a card station or ornament decorating station for this Tuesday night email me and I will give you information. It would provide homemade cookies to each group home. It is a simple thing we could do.
Here are a few other organizations that could use your help this Christmas season:
Horizon Pregnancy Center works with young women facing an unexpected pregnancy providing them medical services, parenting education and one on one mentoring throughout their pregnancy. Just this week one of our clients gave birth with no family or friends around to support her. Our mentor was able to be there with her at the hospital. Donations are needed to provide parenting education and to purchase medical equipment for the new exam room.
Fristers is an organization that provided education and support to teen moms. Each week they meet at two locations in Orange County to provide practical life skills and education. Their goal is to prevent young moms from becoming another statistic and prevent their children from becoming victims of child abuse or repeating the same cycle of poverty and teen parenting,
They share a meal together and celebrate birthdays each month. They have a Give A Gift Change A Life Campaign going on right now.
Back to the Brown Butter Parmesan Mashed Potatoes. I love potatoes so I had to try these when I saw them several places around the web.
They are easy to make you boil your potatoes and while that is going on take out a small saucepan and let the butter melt and simmer over medium low heat until it turns a nutty brown color.
When the potatoes are done place them in a bowl and add in the butter, parmesan cheese and milk. Mix until they are fluffy. I drizzled a bit more of the butter over the top when I was ready to serve.
Brown Butter Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
- 3 1/2 pounds white potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup - 1 cup low fat milk
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- Place potatoes and garlic in a pan and cover with water. Add one teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil and cook until tender. Drain and put the pan back on the burner for a minute to dry out the potatoes. Put through a rice or in a bowl to mash.
- While potatoes are cooking melt the butter in a saucepan and cook over medium low heat until the butter turns a brown nutty color. Remove from heat