Party Potatoes

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These potatoes are a real party pleaser. Every time we take these to a get together we come home with an empty casserole dish and people always want the recipe.
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Party Potatoes
Gather it up-

5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 stick butter
1 onion, diced
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 head garlic, roasted
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups Colby and Monterey Cheese, divided
1 pound of bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled (optional, but recommended)

Rise up, gather around, rock these potatoes to the ground- First of all throw your hands in the air and sway like you just don’t care. These are party potatoes so go on and boogie on down. Sway your way over to the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Grease a large casserole dish, and set it aside. Place potatoes in a large pot of salted water and bring to a boil. Boil potatoes until you stick a fork in it and they are tender as a broken heart, about 10-15 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Mash these babies until they are smooth. Melt butter in a large skillet, add onions, sauté until translucent and then add to potatoes. Stir in the holy-grail of goodness, the mayonnaise, sour cream, roasted garlic, salt, pepper and 2 cups of cheese. Beat until light and fluffy. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish, and top with bacon and remaining cheese. Bake the casserole for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until heated through.

Garlic is a powerful influence in a lot of the sister’s recipes. We use it to add that strong flavor to season our dishes, we also use it to ward off those evil spirits like skinny people, and to help with the prevention of colds. It’s the Mac-Daddy of seasonings!
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Roasted Garlic
What you need-

1-2 heads garlic, top ¾ inch cut off to expose cloves
2 ½ tablespoons olive oil
Salt

What to do- Preheat oven to 400F. Place garlic on piece of foil; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Wrap garlic in foil and bake until garlic is very soft, about 35 minutes. Cool completely and squeeze garlic cloves out from papery skins into medium bowl; mash garlic with fork.

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