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This changes everything

I just discovered fondant potatoes. This changes everything. Why did I not know about these before? So easy to make while nattering in the kitchen with other things cooking. They take less work than making fries, and not as dull as mashed. I am quite excited-- I hope you will not all laugh down noses and say how foolish I am not to have known of them. I have made them twice this week, to general acclaim.

It is almost summer here, it happened so abruptly. I did not get much time at all to enjoy the cold mud of March before we were tearing through April, and now all the leaves are out. I wore shorts today. Tonight there may be thunder. I can feel the atmosphere pressing down on my nose, (broke long ago and now good for weather predication.) Hazel has spent much of the day cowering near the door to the bathroom, just in case.

Husband and daughter are coming down to the end with school. Final papers, final exams. So far so good. Both of them are anxious though. Once thing it seems to mean is that even when they are eating or sleeping they feel they should be immersed in study. But nobody can go full speed every minute. Every weekend Mike says the same thing. He looks up, quite suddenly and says 'I am tired. I don't know why. I have to have a nap.' So we go off and nap. (I climb in with him, I am usually up for a nap if there is one to be had.) He may not know why he is tired. I know though. His workdday including school runs from 6 am when he leaves the house, to 10 pm when he gets home. And he is not 17 or even 30. He is 50.

The summer will be easier. He will not have school. I hope we will be able to go swimming as often as last year. Last year we went nearly every day.

Thinking about the potatoes again. Do any of you know why they are called 'fondant?' I was wondering. They have nothing to do with fondant frostting apparently. (Mike hates fondant frosting for some reason. If I make a cake that he suspects of having it he asks if I have made 'fucking fondant again.' So I do not make it often. Anyway, more for me.)


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May. 6th, 2015 05:28 am (UTC)
I had never heard of them! But 'fondant' is French for 'soft' or 'melting', I think.
May. 6th, 2015 10:03 am (UTC)
I looked them up because I'd never heard of them and I'm going to try them! They sound easy enough even for me! It was summer here in the UK last month but now it is wet and windy. The dogs are huddled by the fire.
May. 6th, 2015 01:06 pm (UTC)
MMmmm.I'll have to look up 'fondant potatoes'!!

So glad that I no longer have anyone in school! YEARS of final exams in Jr. High, high school, college; not only seven kids, but both Hubby and I went back as adult students!!

Oh yes, napping with Hubby (or alone) in the middle of the day is BLISS.

Spring seemed to happen overnight! Just last week the branches were bare and now they are in full leaf!! And Hubby's garden is such a delight!! In front of the green hedges there are red tulips, yellow daffodils, another variety of daffodil with pale orange 'trumpets and white petals, and purple 'grape' hyacinth,too!!
May. 6th, 2015 03:58 pm (UTC)
I had never heard of fondant potatoes either, but after googling and reading about them, they sound delicious! (I had also thought of the frosting fondant, and was ready to eww at the idea of it on potatoes.)
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