"PO-TA-TOES" — Samwise Gamgee

Potatoes! We grew potatoes! Even if nothing else in the garden survives this nasty heat, I'll be proud of this small accomplishment. These were the first two Yukon Golds that my husband and I dug up. Sliced thin, sautéed in olive oil, and dashed with Kosher salt — mmm, no potatoes eaten before can compare. (And I had no idea that they'd be so easy to grow!) Next up: True Gold Sweet Corn. Our plants appear to be healthy, huge, and bursting with ears.

Monday Mini-List of Awesomeness:

(1) The Moon-Spinners — Hayley Mills (in her first adult-ish role) is vacationing with her aunt in Crete when she stumbles into an adventure involving stolen jewels and a cutie-pie Englishman. Not as good as the book, but perfect for a lazy morning.

(2) "A Girl Like You" by Edwyn Collins — Thanks to a freebie iTunes download from box of taco shells, I've been grooving to this all afternoon.

(3) Potatoes — I mean, really. Potatoes are awesome.


Employee of the Month

Today, while wandering the aisles of Target*, I realized that I was wearing a red short-sleeved T-shirt. Thank Elvis I wasn't wearing khaki pants or that could have been embarrassing.

*looking for liquid body soap, which I swear is in a new place every time I visit