Monday, February 21, 2011

Fingerling Potatoes with Lemony, Dill Cream Sauce ~ Weekend Misery

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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!

15 comments:

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Being sick is the worst. Especially when you realize that indeed you need to paint and you feel like you'll never be strong enough to hold a paint roller or brush again. the horrors of having to live out the rest of your miserable sick life in a poorly painted room is just something that I can't imagine. I'm glad you're feeling better. the potatoes look good!

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

I am sorry you have been sick, and I pray you are back to feeling great again soon. Sick or not, you have posted a great recipe! I will be trying this next week!

Feel Better,
Linda

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Courtney said...

Ugh - hope you feel better soon! I was sick a few weeks ago, and I forgot what "normal" felt like. I become such a baby - and wanted all the attention and sympathy that I could get! HA! :)

Lea Ann said...

I suppose I think this is halarious because that's exactly how I act/think when I'm sick. I love it when I get to the blaming part and lay in bed and try to figure out who gave it to me and plot revenge. I love that photo and the sauce on those potatoes. Get well soon and just remember, it wasn't me! I've not been sick for years (knock on wood)

Clint said...

I'm really happy you are better---hope your family is, too. A day without Design Wine and Dine is like a day without food! Welcome back!

Angie said...

Ugh, I was like that this weekend too. It actually started last Sunday night with this cough that would not stop. By Valentine's Day dinner it was a full on cold. On Wednesday I was so sick my boss sent me home, and I spent Thursday, Friday and the weekend in bed. The most vicious cold ever...and I am still sick. So, I hope you get better girlie...

PS Your potatoes look fabulous!

Angie @ Cocina Diary

Chow and Chatter said...

so sorry sounds exactly the same as what we had it is awful but you will get better promise

laurie said...

Sorry to hear you are sick. Get well soon!

Edible Art said...

Ooh yumm

who doesnt like potatoes ?!

and Ps.
i really hope you get better..
your fever sounds terrible.. :(

Nuts about food said...

What a nightmare...the worst is feeling awfully sick and having to take care of others when you just want to lie in bed and pass out, like you used to do before the family and never appreciated. I hope you are all on your way to recovery. After my son's 5th day of fever I thought it would never end but luckily it disappears suddenly as it comes, assuming it is the same virus sneeking around the Old Continent. Wonderfully conforting yet fancy looking potatoes.

Jenn said...

You poor thing...hope you are all on the mend now. Being sick is definitely no fun..and when the whole family gets it, UGH, that's even worse!!
I love the simplicity of the sauce over these potatoes! It sounds delicious!

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

i hope you are feeing better my friend:) i love this potatoe recipe! it sounds just delicious:) thanks for sharing this.

Katerina said...

I am so sorry you are all sick. Fever stinks. I hate it, especially when my son has it. I hope you will become well real soon. Just get some rest and drink many fluids including soup. The potatoes are great!

Design Wine and Dine said...

Thanks everyone :) you all make me feel better... XO

Magic of Spice said...

Oh I am so sorry that you are sick, yes that is a miserable place to be...but I am hoping by now you are much better. Your potato dish is delightful, and I love the tang from the pickle and lemon :)