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home sick

Yesterday I was home sick for the day. I woke up with a pounding headache and upset stomach. I still have it.. but its friday and I know I’ll have stuff to do today if I don’t go. And.. my new laptop came in already so I have to get it from work anyway.  I’m pretty excited to have it. I can’t wait to be able to do all my graphic design stuff again, and I know I’ve said it before. I wasn’t expecting the laptop to come in for a couple days yet.

Last night Dan finally came home, he’s been gone since sunday. So I thought I would suprise him, even though I wasn’t feeling good.. I made fried fish, rice and potato salad.. I knew he wouldn’t eat the potato salad but I thought hey why not.. I love potato salad and I had found a new recipe that I was dying to try and its only 100 calories! Its from my new cookbook!

Creamy Potato Salad

4 medium potatoes
1 cup sliced celery (2 stalks)
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise dressing
1/2 cup light dairy sour cream
2 tbsp fat free milk
2 tsp prepared mustard
1/4 tsp dried dill
1/4 tsp salt

Scrub potatoes. In a large covered saucepan cook poatoes in boiling water for 20 to 25 mins or until tender.  Drain well and cool slightly. Cube potatoes ( I left the skins on). Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in celery and green onions.

In a small bowl stir together the mayonnaise dressing, sour cream, milk, mustard, dill and salt.  Pour over potatoes. Carefully fold in the chopped egg.

Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.

Its pretty easy to make, and I actually served it when the potatoes were still warm. It was so good. I always get this hot potato salad when we go to Earl’s restaurant in the city and it really reminded me of that. Anyway.. I am definitely taking left overs for lunch today! The only thing that bothers me about the new cook book is it doesn’t say how big your portions should be it just said this makes 8 servings. Oh well.. I guess I’ll just have to eye ball everything.

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do that mashed potato!

I celebrated my new working stove with the best supper ever yesterday! I made myself some steak, boiled carrots and garlic mashed potatoes! The mashed potatoes were something new to me, I read a trick that I just had to try. Here is the recipe:

Garlic Mashed Potatoes


4 medium size potatoes
1 large clove of garlic
1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup milk
salt, pepper and parsley to taste

Peel the potatoes and place them in a pot with enough water to cover. Add the clove of garlic. Boil them for about 30 mins or until a fork easily goes through. Drain. Mash with a potato masher then add milk and butter, salt, pepper and parsley. Bring out your hand mixer and mix until creamy. You may need to add more milk or butter..

These potatoes were sooo good. I have left over potatoes and I found a recipe for gnocci. I’m not sure if I’m going to try it out.. but I’m really craving spaghetti and meat sauce.. so who knows. I may have gnocci and meat sauce instead!

Yesterday was nothing special, I was so tired and sore I didn’t have the energy to do anything. I ended up cleaning up the garage so I could park my car in it again, did laundry, and I installed the air conditioner. I had used the stove yesterday and it really warmed up the house. It was so uncomfortably hot I had to install the little portable air conditioner. I wish we would have had it the whole time because it really makes a differenence! I didn’t think I would be able to install it on my own, but I guess I was desperate haha. I managed to lift it and carry it and set it in the window all on my own! Now I can relax in the cool house while we have major heat waves for the next two weeks! YAY!

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