Roadhouse Roast Beef and Mashed Potatoes

Roadhouse Roast Beef and Mashed Potatoes

                    GARLIC MASHED POTATOES:

1 1/3 pounds potatoes – (4 medium)
1 cup lowfat milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 garlic cloves – minced
salt and pepper – to taste
ROAST BEEF AND GRAVY:
10 1/4 ounces beef gravy
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon pepper
12 ounces sliced deli roast beef

Pierce potatoes with tines of fork; microwave on HIGH 13 minutes until potatoes are fork-tender. Halve lengthwise; scoop pulp into medium microwave-safe bowl. Mash potatoes with potato masher or beat with electric hand mixer; reserve. Place milk, butter and garlic in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes; thoroughly mix into potato pulp. Mix in additional milk, if necessary, to reach desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes until hot. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan combine gravy, thyme and pepper; bring to simmer over medium heat. Add beef slices; heat through . Serve beef and gravy with mashed potatoes.