On my “To Try” List!

I have long been a fan of Tom Selleck.  Forever. Since the Magnum PI series.  And then the westerns with old Deep-Voice Sam Elliot.  And “Three Men and a Baby”, then “Quigley”.  So when “Blue Bloods” hit the screen, I was thrilled!  I do believe this TV series is one of the best EVER.  The acting is stellar..and if Selleck doesn’t get an Emmy this go round, I’m gonna have to call CBS.  His acting is outstanding!!  The story lines are exceptional and the scripting is very very very good. 

Yeah, I like it.  And so does BB!  We do NOT miss it.  Probably the best part of Blue Bloods is the emphasis on family values. The entire Reagan family is shown almost every week gathering around the supper table and actually praying.  Yes, you heard me right.  Praying.  Wow!  I wonder how hard the producers have to fight for that?  That was what got “Christy” in trouble.  Will it be just a matter of some time before CBS will cave? Again?  I hope not.  I’d hate to miss Tom on Friday nights. 

Their Mother’s Day ep aired last Friday and had an intriguing dish being passed around the table…Mother’s Day Mash.  I thought it would be a meat dish.  I was wrong.  It sounds good on paper so I’ll be trying it.  It says it’s Frank Reagan’s, who is played by Selleck, recipe. That would be nice, Frank/Tom handing over his special recipe!  

Frank Reagan’s Mother’s Day Mash

from the CBS.com

INGREDIENTS:
-6 Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled & cubed
-1 Tablespoon Salt
-1 Tablespoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
-1 1/2 Cups Water
-1/2 Cups Sour Cream
-1/2 Cups Whole Milk
-3 Garlic Cloves, peeled
-3 Tablespoons butter

PREPARATION:
Combine potatoes, water, garlic, salt & pepper in slow cooker and cook for 5 hours on low. Drain potatoes and transfer them & garlic to large mixing bowl. Mash garlic and potatoes together by hand with large spoon, gradually mixing in butter, whole milk, then sour cream until reaching desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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