Doctoring up instant mashed potatoes?

United States
May 22, 2007 9:13am CST
Tonight I am going to be making instant mashed potatoes to go with my dinner (kilbasa). Now, I know that instant are never as good as the real thing...but they are also so much easier to prepare than the real thing....especially when I don't have any potatoes in the house and I get home pretty late. Do you have any tips for doctoring up instant mashed potatoes and making them more exciting? Currently my plan was just to serve them with gravy, and the kilbasa.