All In The Family... My Various Hobbies...
Today's Miami Herald has an interesting article and basic recipe for mashed potatoes. I have never followed a recipe to make mashed potatoes, but I did get a couple of ideas from the article -- using russet potatoes and stirring in buttermilk.
Dennis would rather have plain boiled potatoes, but on holidays he is outvoted about whether the potatoes should be mashed.
I like to mash them with an old fashioned potato masher. The lumps don't bother me at all.