There are tons of comfort foods out there - which one to pick. When I tell you how I came up with my choice you'll say, "Buzz, how about putting some effort into this for Christ's sake?" Effort is the thing I'm really short on these days.
So I wasn't going to do an entry this Sunday because:
a. office work
b. yard work
c. chauffeur to kid's birthday party
d. soccer game
e. baseball game
f. Mother's Day is next week and I haven't a clue
Didn't think I'd have the time. Then the rains came in - all weekend long. Suddenly, b, d. and e. went away and I have some time to cook (f. is still there unfortunately - anyone have any ideas?). So I rummaged through the pantry and fridge to see what was on hand. For some reason, we have an over-abundance of potatoes, both baking and sweet. I did a quick recipe search and came up with this recipe for Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad.
Potato Salad is comfort food, right? A staple at all picnics and barbecues. I'm ashamed to say I fit the category with what I had on hand rather than what is truly comfort food to me. Had I made an effort it would have been meatloaf or chili or pot roast.
Instead, you get potato salad. And not the standard potato salad - Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad. Potato salad with sweet potatoes and no mayo. What am I doing here?
Anyway, I followed the recipe pretty closely (I tripled it - I had a lot of potatoes) but I left out the corn and cucumber (didn't have any - again effort). Slapped it all together, put it on the table and the Mrs. LOVED IT. I must say it tasted pretty good even though I overcooked the potatoes like I always do. So here's some rainy day, lack-of-effort (and imagination), last minute comfort food.