Thanksgiving is around the corner so getting ready to fix the traditional dishes for friends and family starts to come to mind to prepare for. One of the most common traditional sides is your mashed potatoes and gravy so thought it would be ideal to share an ideal variation on mashed potatoes. Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes is a delicious side dish that as the name suggest can be made ahead of time like a day or so when it gets close to serving time all you need to do is bake it in the oven. So, this can be a great side if you have a lot of items you are fixing and need to find a way to space things out to make it a bit easier to cook all in time. One thing to note, this is a gravyless mashed potato side but makes up for it with ingredients that give a delicious creamy taste. The mashed potatoes are mixed with sour cream, cream cheese, butter, and a few seasonings to give some flavor then you top it with cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onions so what’s not to love. So if you are looking for a very tasty variation on mashed potatoes then Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes is something worth trying.
A first step was how to photograph the item perfectly since if you left it as is you see the layer of cheese, bacon, and green onions but not much in mashed potatoes. The best result was to mix the top layer with the mashed potatoes and place it in the bowl with a bit of a swirl form. Food not might always look the best at first glance for photography so sometimes work with it a little so that it can be presented as great as it taste. The background of the photo was brought to you by a brown T-Shirt since the color had good composition with the dish.
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes was an interesting title to figure out what was the best way to make it into a logo. The focus for design was to symbolize the “Make-Ahead” by creating a circular object with an arrow. The words were placed inside the circle at different sizes to fit properly then given a slight angle for a bit more interesting layout. Now to add the logo, the idea this time was to insert the logo as if it was actually on the bowl. So the logo was edited by skewing, blurring, and changing opacity to make it look like it was part of the photograph instead of digitally added afterwards. It is a neat effect to do but you have to take in mind the composition of the photo otherwise it will not be believable.