135.2…Mustard Seed Mashed Potatoes

Last night we, and my friend Sherry and her husband,  went over to Alicia’s for dinner. We decided to make it a potluck. Alicia would make the main dish, I would make two side dishes and Sherry would make a salad and dessert. Easy enough!

When we arrived at Alicia’s house, we were greeted by cheese puff pastry appetizers and wine.

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Once all the finishing touches were made on all the dishes, it was time to sit down and enjoy.

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Sherry made a tomato mozzarella salad:

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My two sides…..Gulliver’s Creamed Corn:

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As well as Mustard Seed Mashed Potatoes which were a big hit! Make these…I promise they won’t disappoint.

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Mustard Seed Mashed Potatoes (Serves 4)

Slightly adapted from Phillis Carey


2 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and halved

2 tsp. salt

1 cup sour cream

4 oz. cream cheese

6 Tbsp unsalted butter

2 Tbsp whole-grain or coarse-grain mustard


1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and add the salt. Continue cooking until tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

2. Drain potatoes and let air dry 5 minutes. Place sour cream, cream cheese and butter in the bottom of a large bowl. Press potatoes through a ricer into the bowl. Stir to combine, adding more sour cream as needed. Stir in mustard. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

*Note: I prepared them ahead and baked them at 350 degrees for 30 minutes later.

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Alicia made roasted mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts to go with her main dish…

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…Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin:

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Crazy good meal:

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I really wanted seconds but I knew I’d rather have a giant slice of Sherry’s Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

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Good choice.

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Beyond insane.

We decided that we should make this a quarterly event. I’m already looking forward to the next one!

This morning I was determined to knock stuff off my to-do list. I was so busy that by the time I realized I was hungry and it was time to eat breakfast it was 11:00am. The kids wanted Olive Garden so I skipped breakfast and went right to lunch.


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I think I could eat multiple large bowls of this.

By the time I got to my spaghetti with meat sauce, I had eaten too much salad and wasn’t super hungry.

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I took most of it home. It will make a good lunch tomorrow.

Tonight we have a holiday party to attend in Orange County so I better start getting ready!

What’s your go-to Potluck dish?


  1. I am definitely going to try those mustard mashed potatoes - they sound amazeballs!

    Have fun at your party!!


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