Mississippi on the Menu

Dairy Delights from Mississippi

There are 95 Grade-A dairy herds in Mississippi that contribute $45 million in value of production of milk in 2014. Milk is the only crop that is harvested daily. Cows are milked at least twice a day every day with sanitary milking machines.

Dairy products are the primary source of calcium in the American diet, accounting for 76% of the calcium in food. Annual milk consumption in the U.S. averages 22 gallons per person.

Nancy’s Potatoes

3 lbs. Red Potatoes or 6 cans whole new potatoes, drained

Large Onion, chopped

½ stick real butter

½ c. Mayonnaise 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened

1 pkg. Dry Ranch Dressing Mix

Salt & garlic powder to taste

Milk for consistency (1 c. +)

½ c. grated Cheddar Cheese

Wash fresh potatoes. Peel potatoes (if desired), cut into bite sized pieces and boil about 8 minutes until fork tender. Drain potatoes and place potatoes into a 9×13 pan.

In a large skillet, sauté chopped onion in butter. Stir cream cheese, mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix, salt and garlic powder into sautéed onions. After blended, add milk for desired consistency.

Add creamy dressing mixture to potatoes in 9×13 baking dish. Stir to mix. Sprinkle top with cheese.

Bake at 350 F for 30-40 minutes.

Makes 15 servings

Information prepared by Nancy Freeman, Consultant, msunancyf@bellsouth.net

Information provided by Farm Families of Mississippi