Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cool as a cucumber...

Cool as a cucumber...as in one of my favorite meals.

Because of work schedules I often find myself cooking for one. As I was driving home last night I remembered I had stocked up on veggies at the grocery store over the weekend. My mouth started watering for my favorite thing- a big bowl of cucumbers in apple cider vinegar with a little pepper and lots of salt. Mmm.

And then I thought about another favorite- simple boiled potatoes with some (okay, lots of) butter. Mmm- again. When you bring these two together is it magic for me. I like a fork full of potatoes and a slice of cucumber all in one bite.

Then I remembered something in my freezer and here is where the real magic happens. Abracadabra!

If you have not tried these you need to head out and stock up. Ten minutes in the microwave and voila, yummy potatoes. No peeling, no chopping, no boiling water. Magic. These could be used for boiled, mashed and even soups I suppose.

I had comfort food in 10 minutes flat. And if you have ever encountered me after an afternoon without food and an hour in the car, you would know that the faster supper appears on the table the better.


Cool as a cucumber...as in happy, full and relaxed. After a calm and comfortable night, I am ready for another busy day.

12 comments:

Kim's Treasures said...

Oh my goodness...2 of my favorite foods! I love those cucumbers and the potatoes. I bought potatoes and cucumbers this week too!!! How funny!

Have a great day!
Kim

Barb said...

Yummy and I love those ore-Ida potatoes and they come in several flavors....Barb

Songbirdtiff said...

I love cucumbers in vinegar with onions and a little sugar. My favorite in the summer. You dinner looks quite yummy as well.

Sarah said...

Cucumbers....yum and makes me long for summer!

cathleen said...

Well, I think any kind of potato dish is right up there with chocolate for me....total yummy comfort food!

Lallee said...

I love cucumbers prepared that way, and I just bought some yesterday! Potatoes are off my diet right now but it's good to know those are worth buying. I will remember!

I'm tagging you for a picture meme so check my blog later.

Living on the Spit said...

Now I want to go get some cucumbers!!! I love them.

I am trying to find new ways of making my favorite comfort yummies...

Fortunately I do not have to do much to make cucs fit my lifestyle!!

I hope you are having a relaxed and wonderful day. Comfort food awaits you!

Marlene

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Love both of those too, but...ummmmm....together?! Are 'ya sure there's no bellababy on the way?!

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Hmmm ... interesting ... When going for comfort SSG goes CHEESY--Mexican food, Mac -n- cheese or potatoes mashed with cheddar ... or PIZZA! Who can forget pizza? Not SSG.

traci said...

my husband would love that meal. i am going to have to check out those potatoes.

Big Hair Envy said...

That's one of my favorite combos as well!! YUMMY! Unfortunately, no mashed potatoes for me for quite a while......I guess it's just something to look forward to:)

Rambling Girl said...

Guess maybe I have had the same thought as you, well half of the thought...I have been pigging out on cukes also but with dip...love that stuff. Now never tried the taters but have seen them in the store.