These mashed potatoes were totally experimental, but I must say they were delicious! Potatoes are the highlight for me. I usually just toss in a little of this and a little of that, and this wasn't much different. But I think I remember what I added more or less so that this divine creation may be duplicated. Unfortunately the only picture I have is of the entire feast. I'm sure you've seen what mashed potatoes look like. These didn't look much different, but the flavor was better than most.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
7-8 lbs. potatoes
1 head garlic
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup butter
salt and pepper to taste
Chop off the top of the head of garlic so the tips of the individual cloves are exposed. Place head of garlic on a sheet of foil and drizzle with olive oil. Fold up the sides of the foil and bunch at the top. Put garlic package in the oven with turkey for 45 min-1 hour. While garlic is cooking, peel potatoes and chop into small pieces. Add potatoes to large pot of boiling water that has been salted. Cook potatoes until they are very tender. Once potatoes are done, drain off the water and return the potatoes to the pot. Open your garlic package and squeeze out cloves into a bowl. (You may need to wait a few minutes so the garlic is cool enough to manage.) Mash the garlic with a fork then add to the potatoes. Add the other ingredients and mix with your beaters until they are smooth. Serve with gravy.
This made enough for 6 adults with lots of leftovers.