Just about every traditional Thanksgiving meal is served with a side of mashed potatoes. Ben, Patty and I had a conversation about mashed potatoes the other day and how we make them. Ben uses regular russet potatoes, milk, butter, salt and pepper. This is the way most people probably make their mashed potatoes, because that's what we grew up eating. My mom didn't get too fancy when it came to making dinner. As a matter of fact, Mom rarely salt and peppered our food.