It began as a sniffle...turned into a chesty cough and the next morning....a full fledged fever of 102! First my daughter...then my husband...then me. The little guy seemed spared. Two days later his temperature hit 104! It was the first weekend in a LONG time...no computer, no running, no playing, no cooking, no wine...no fun! Misery.
The kind of cold/flu you think you'll never recover from...where you look at your ailing young and you yourself sick...feel helpless. Assuming this is the "new normal" you begin formulating ways you'll survive.
You blame people. Dream up conspiracy theories. You dislike anyone and anything you came into contact with within the last ten days. You plot ways you'll seek your revenge.
The bright sun and soaring winter temperatures piss you off.
You resent the whole world for moving on and going about their daily routine....while you and your family are left sequestered...not at home...but rather in a germ infested house you don't even recognize! A house with walls (that desperately need painting) closing in on you...getting tighter and tighter by the second with - NO - WAY - OUT!
So that about sums up our weekend. How did you spend yours?
Please excuse the somewhat simple and inexact recipe that follows...I'm still not feeling great today but wanted to slowly attempt getting back to normal.
I really enjoy eating potatoes this way...maybe you will too....
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Lemony, Dill Cream Sauce
Mix together 3.1 ratio quality mayonnaise to sour cream.
Add diced dill pickle, fresh chopped parsley, fresh lemon juice, touch of Worcestershire Sauce and pinch of cayenne to taste.
Drizzle over roasted potatoes and enjoy hot or cold!