Something we all strive for in life, but how does one achieve it?
One can downsize, simplify… all well and good, but what does that really do? Won’t you just get right back in to accumulating and complicating things?
I want life to be like it used to be, before everything got all complicated and adult.
Remember when you looked like this:
And the only thing that matter was how the game worked, or when the next fun meal was coming, or if you had to go to the bathroom or not. When things like horses and carriages going by on a blustery winter day evoked such magic in your eye that it could be seen by any near passer-by.
Remember when the swing set and getting a under duck was the coolest thing that happened to you all day and that your dad was the one to do it, well that was just the bees knees.
Why does life get so complicated the older you get? As if the size of your being was purely tied up in all the world’s problems. Well, for today I am living in my child’s eyes and loving every simple minute of it.
Simplicity also works as well for food as it does for the sanity of your life. Simple, forgiving food that comforts any day of the year. For simple dishes like that I go for pure comfort food, potatoes. Their ability to be used in an infinite array of styles, dishes and flavours makes them the perfect choice.
One Year Ago: Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip
Simple Roasted Potatoes
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
1 lb new potatoes (I use Yukon Gold)
5-10 garlic cloves, peeled and slightly squashed
2 tbsp grapeseed oil
3 small sprigs of rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Toss all ingredients in a bowl and pour into baking dish.
3. Roast in oven for 45-60 minutes or until golden brown and tender when pierced with a fork.
4. Serve as an accompaniment to your favourite roasted meats.
Similarly Delicious (and simple) recipes from other fabulous food blogs:
Simple Potato Gratin on Smitten Kitchen
Quick and Easy Potato Soup on Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Potato Skins on Simply Recipes
Simple Potato Salad on Everybody Likes Sandwiches
Simple Mashed Potatoes on Cooking by the Seat of My Pants