Due to an email error I thought I was volunteering all day today. When I realized I was in fact volunteering tomorrow, I found myself at a loss for how to spend my day. What else should a girl do when she has a slightly moldy five-pound bag of potatoes in her fridge and a boat load of free time? Make latkes of course?
I love the word latke. It is fun to say, and is in fact a delicious form for the starchy, bland potato. I used a recipe from Epicurious.com that I modified to make it a little spicier. I added curry powder and a pinch of cayenne to the bread crumbs as I roasted them, and used one yellow onion (grated) and a bunch of scallions finely chopped. For the record, my latkes were delicious and I feel fulfilled for having made them.
However, it is still only 11:30 in the morning. BMG is sick and I have resolved to not go near him because I DO NOT want to get that cold again. I have exercised (35 minutes in "the zone"), made latkes, planned a wedding shower, wrote a thank you note, and woken up from 10 hours of blissful sleep. It may take me up to 20 minutes to eat the latkes, and then another three hours to morosely lament my piggishness. That will take me to 3:00. Then I can listen to my favorite radio program, which will take me to 4:00. What to do with the rest of the day?