Make-Ahead Recipes

Tired of the same old ho-hum recipes? My friend Belinda gave me this potato recipe and I served it instead of traditional mashed potatoes for Christmas dinner last year. What a hit! I made it a day ahead and then heated it while we carved the turkey! Yum! Warning! it is not low-cal, not one bit, but so worth it!

My version of Belinda’s Christmas Potatoes

9-10 medium sized potatoes, peeled, cooked, mashed.

8 oz cream cheese, softened

8 oz sour cream

1/2 cup melted butter

1/3 cup chopped green onions

1 clove minced garlic

1½ teaspoon salt

Sprinkle of paprika

Mix cream cheese and sour cream together with electric mixer. Add potatoes and all other ingredients but paprika. Mix thoroughly.Spoon into 9 x 12 greased baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika, cover and refrigerate over night. To reheat, remove cover, bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes until heated through.

Optional: Use herb and garlic cream cheese and leave out garlic clove.

Are you tired of always being the one in charge, planning, cooking, and cleaning up? Don’t be dismayed. It’s a Godly place to be!

Luke 12:42-46 – The Master said, “Let me ask you: Who is the dependable manager, full of common sense, that the master puts in charge of his staff to feed them well and on time? He is a blessed man if when the master shows up he’s doing his job. But if he says to himself, ‘The master is certainly taking his time,’ begins maltreating the servants and maids, throws parties for his friends, and gets drunk, the master will walk in when he least expects it, give him the thrashing of his life, and put him back in the kitchen peeling potatoes (MSG).

Prayer: Father, when we get tired of ‘doing’ for our family, remind us that it is indeed a dependable, and common sense way to live. After all, someone has to feed the crew. In Christ. Amen.

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