Alright now that I shared my favorite way to cook the best Thanksgiving day turkey let's move onto my second favorite thing... The mashed potatoes and gravy! Seriously when I was a kid I went on some sort of meat strike and literally only ate mashed potatoes and gravy for Thanksgiving dinner for a few years. And whats crazy to me is that my child wont touch them but will eat turkey :)
Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes
I am kind of a mashed potato snob :) I mean if I am going to eat the starch and carbs they had better be really creamy and good! This recipe is seriously delicious! Now I have altered it a tad here and there and replaced the heavy cream with sour cream and both are delicious. With the addition of Rosemary Vitality and Black Pepper Vitality these are winner winner chicken dinner (or should I say turkey dinner :)
Now in my world mashed potatoes would not be complete without delicious homemade gravy! I seriously love to take the ladle and make a nice big puddle of gravy right in the middle :) This recipe can be made using the delicious drippings from the turkey as well as using stock or a combination of the two. I also like to use pink Himalayan Sea Salt in lieu of kosher salt. Adding in Sage, Thyme and Black Pepper Vitality essential oils give it just the right amount of seasoning but feel free to experiment. I am one of those cooks who throws a little of this and that in while cooking and I totally go off recipe all the time :)
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, and delicious food!