Very Good Mashed Potatoes

9 medium russet potatoes, peeled
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
3 cloves garlic, pressed
Enough chicken stock to boil the above in. (about 8 cups…To cut the cost down, use homemade
stock or powdered bouillon.)

Cut potatoes in half, and add all the ingredients to the chicken stock. Boil for about 45 minutes until onions and carrots are tender. Drain mixture, but save stock. To vegetables add:

1/2 cup stock
4 Tbs. butter
salt, pepper, parsley, and paprika (to your liking)
1/2-3/4 cup milk or cream.

Mash mixture using beaters or hand masher. Potatoes will be slightly orange and will be full of flavor. Some may not even want to add gravy!

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