I play Starbound at least once a week. My brother and I have recently started new characters that are exploring the dangerous universe together. The first few planets we landed on were either filled with poison lakes or had acid rain. We both quickly realized we had to explore until we found that perfect home. After a bit of coal collecting and planet jumping we landed on a small, but seemingly poison free, planet. We have slowly created a base with several crafting stations and a decent sized farm (this is always a priority of mine in this game). Digging and finding new materials has been the primary objective. The goal is to get geared enough to conquer all the villains of this planet and claim it completely as our own. Of course with our luck a part of the planet is filled with poison lakes, it seems poison really likes us.
When it comes to meals I tend to prefer side dishes over the main protein. At big holiday parties my plate will typically have a small piece of meat and tons of different sides. As the years have gone by I have taught myself many different side dishes but my favorite has to be garlic mashed potatoes. These potatoes are just jammed with flavor! This recipe is pretty easy and doesn’t take much time to make. The longest part of the process is the boiling of the potatoes which doesn’t require any work on your end. Feel free to add as much or as little garlic as you want. Personally I love garlic so I tend to go a little bit on the higher side. This recipe also scales pretty well so if you need to make a mountain of mashed potatoes, go ahead and double or even triple these ingredient numbers.
Required Equipment: Cutting Board, Knife, Pot, Potato Masher
Servings: 3 side servings
– 1 large potato, chopped into large chunks
– 3 tbsp butter
– 4 oz cream cheese
– 3-5 cloves of garlic
– milk (optional)
In a pot add enough water to cover the potatoes and garlic. Add the potatoes and garlic and boil until the potatoes are soft.
Drain the pot and set the pot back onto the oven over medium heat. Add the butter and allow it to melt. Place the cooked potatoes and garlic in the pot and begin mashing.
Add the cream cheese and continue mashing until everything is well combined. If the potatoes are too thick feel free to add milk (1 tbsp at a time). Personally I do not add milk since I think the cream cheese adds enough moisture to them. Salt and pepper the potatoes to your liking.