Thursday, May 08, 2008

Cookies and Potatoes

I had good intentions to go for a jog today. I am dressed in my running clothes and everything. However I also had a Very Big and Lives Depend on It (not really)-type project that I had to get out this morning, so I told myself I’d go after I got the VIProject out.

I was in the process of sending it when I heard the first clap of thunder. Seconds later, we were in the middle of a downpour. This is all the more odd because Colorado does not really get thunderstorms. (Well, Colorado Springs does.) But Denver typically does not. Rain showers are few and far between, and usually they’re more like 10 minute drizzles, and then the sun comes out. Colorado is a very sunny state. Sometimes I actually miss the delicious summertime thunderstorms of the east coast, the crackling thunder, the obese raindrops…. This little storm we’re having is actually quite fun and cozy. And I’m quite sure it’s a direct sign from the universe telling me to not jog so much as eat some cookies. Ice cream cookies, nonetheless.

And, well, who am I to question the sage advice of the universe?

Also, it’s Dress Thursday! Are you wearing your dresses? I will be! Just as soon as I get out of this jogging gear covered in cookie crumbles.

Switching gears again, does anyone have a good potato recipe? I have been instructed to bring potatoes to our Mother’s Day feast this Sunday. That is my contribution. Usually my go-to potato recipe is twice baked potatoes. I make good twice baked potatoes. But I have seen the rest of the menu, and it is filled with cheese and butter and more cheese. All of which is well and good and delicious, but it might be nice to switch it up a bit with something that wasn’t quite so deep-fat-fried. I was thinking maybe little russet potatoes with herbs or something. Anybody have a good recipe like that?


Ramblin' Red said...

I was yesterday, but posted it today - still counts!!

Thunder just started in Loveland as I read this post - coincidence???

rebekah @ elizabeth anne designs said...

I just realized I'm wearing a dress! I accidentally went with the theme!

rebekah @ elizabeth anne designs said...

And my go to potatoes are the following: red potatoes, halved, tossed in sea salt, olive oil and rosemary. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes. I keep checking until they are tender.

c3 said...

Sorry, no good potato recipes here, but please sound me your twice-baked potato recipe. Those sound yummy!

Amanda said...

I'd love that recipe for the twice baked potatoes too! And I want an ice cream sandwich now... thanks alot :-)

meno said...

I loved the Thunderstorms that rolled in every afternoon in the summer when we lived near CS. I miss them too.

Potato salad? Made with red potatos?

Diane said...

I AM wearing a skirt today!

I do a variation on rebekah's recipe with yukon gold potatoes, but I toss them with diced garlic too!

Marcia said...

I'm wearing a skirt, does that count for dress Thursday?

Also: I have a good roasted potato salad recipe:
Roast some red potatoes(cut them bite sized, olive oil and salt and pepper, in a 400 oven for 45-60 minutes)
Add red onions, coarsely chopped, and chopped marinated artichoke hearts. I usually use the marinade from the artichokes for the dressing, or else a little light italian dressing type thing. Herbs, balsamic, etc. Some people also add crispy bacon.

It's best to mix everything (except the crispy bacon, which should be added just before serving) while the potatoes are hot.

Not an exact recipe, but maybe a starting point?

Marcia said...

Oh, and the roasted potato salad is great either hot or cold. :)

Celia said...

Ice Cream and thunderstorms are two of my favorite parts of summer.
I missed dress Thursday because the weather here is on crack and can't decide whether to be hot or cold.

Princess of the Universe said...

I love the tunderstorms we get up here - one of my favourite parts of summer!

As for potatoes, either baby new (too early for that yet) or sliced up with the skin:
Drizzle with butter & and summer herbs (those little baggies that contain a combination of herbs work well, and dissolve easily)- cook at 375ish and keep checking (30 - 40 mins).
Very simple - but delish!

Jessica said...

Just found your blog through MamaLikey. :) I like the idea of dress Thursday. Hope to stop by again.

Mimi said...

Did Denver get moved or something since I've left?

OH wait I know, it's climate change! We use to have thunderstorms every afternoon when I lived there. Still miss them! Can't wait for the rainy season to start here, then I'll have them again. Not the same as Colorado though :(