After a hiatus due to a very busy August, I cooked tonight.
Homemade garlic mashed red potatoes
Tomato, Basil, Garlic marinaded steak on the grill
The mashed potatoes were way easier than I expected! I simply brought a bunch of water to a boil. Added a bunch of quartered red potatoes, about a tablespoon of diced garlic. Reduced heat and simmered 22 minutes covered. Then I added 1/2 cup of milk, 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, 2 T of butter. After the potatoes were done I strained them and added them to the milk/cheese/butter combo.
Because I lack a manual masher, I used my hand mixer to mix everything together.
And with that, they were ready to serve!
They were ok. Albeit on the blander side. I think I should have added a few more herbs and a bit more salt. For a first attempt, I'd give them a 6 on a scale of 10. Something to make again, but tweak.