The spuds girl – I always buy redskin potatoes. I like them best. They are waxy and retain their shape. Best of all they aren’t dry. Our local store had a really good sale on russets. Russets are supposedly best for mashed or baked. The price was too good so I bought them. Turns out I don’t like russets. I baked them and they were very dry. I fried them with lots of butter and they were dry. I am going to try mashing to see it that’s any better. If anyone has any tips on how to make russets taste good without a pound of butter, I’m all ears.
The new math — I don’t understand WordPress stats. I recently read a post by a new blogger who had 1500 followers and 850 hits (views). How can that be? Doesn’t a follower have to view the page in order to follow?
I must be the lazy one – The beloved husband dumped poppy seeds from a bagel on the kitchen floor. He got out the vacuum cleaner and swept it all up. I was stunned. The old fashioned pan and brush would have done the job and been easier than lugging out the big stuff. But then I like light weight solutions best.
It’s a small world – I’ve been listening to the stories of Ebola in far away places (like Dallas, Texas). Somehow it’s not real until it hits home. My niece came home from overseas. She traveled through Brussels airport the day after the West African that died in Dallas. Her risk is extremely low but it makes you sit up and pay attention. I also heard this expressed by some bloggers from the affected Dallas area.
Idea lag – I had a slow week for blogging ideas. That hardly ever happens. It’s me. There were the same crazies and odd circumstances in my life that there always are. I wasn’t paying attention. (Earth to Kate, earth to Kate — stupid person in aisle 7)