Is it just me, or is anyone else feeling overwhelmed by information overload?
1. I have a stack of books waiting to be read, plus my sweet sister-in-law Katharine got me a 365 books page-a-day calendar with………..365 more book suggestions.
2. I’ve got several magazines piled up.
3. Perhaps you’ve noticed my links list, it grows longer everyday. Plus for every link I have, each site has an exponentially expanding list of links. And well, you know, I like to keep up with what’s going on out there in blog land.
4. I’ve got three kids with appointments, practices, schedules – and so I have multiple lists and notebooks and calendars laying around, spilling over with information.
5. Then there is that whole Oscar’s list of good movies, plus my netflix queue runneth over.
6. I’m trying to keep up with politics, and check out each candidate’s position on issues and their records.
7. And because I can’t control my impulses, and because the mobile swap was so much fun I signed up for two more creative endeavors. Since misery loves company why don’t you consider signing up too.
I think I’ll go self-medicate myself with a bowl of comfort food.
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower (A good way to sneak extra veggies in)
Boil: 1 lb. russet potatoes, peeled, cut into chunks
1/2 lb. cauliflower florets
4 garlic cloves, peeled
* Boil potatoes, cauliflower, and garlic in a pot of salted water until tender when pierced with a knife, 15-20 min.
*Drain, return vegetables to the pot, and cook over medium heat until excess water is evaporated, stirring constantly, about 1 minute.
Mash with: 1/3 C. buttermilk
3 T. butter
Salt and pepper to taste.
*Mash vegetables with warmed buttermilk and butter.
*Season with salt and pepper, garnish with chopped chives if you like.
Recipe from the February issue of Cuisine at Home.