The only drawback to my love for mashed potatoes is actually peeling, boiling, and mashing them. Don't get me wrong, they are definitely worth the work but, I will admit that in recent (very busy!) days, I've gotten a bit lazy. First, we tried the Country Crock mashed potatoes. Those are yummy but two weeks ago, I picked up these little pieces of potato heaven at BJs, and I was hooked. So simple, so fast, and soooo good! Yes, they are a bit spendy, but they are worth every penny in yummy goodness and saved time. If, like me, you could use a 12-Step Program for potato addiction, these are a must try!
2. I was soo excited to get my first iPod touch a few months ago. And I'm sure it's lovely, but honestly, I really haven't had as much time as I'd like to mess around with it and explore all its possibilities. However, I have managed to find one app that I LOVE and would highly recommend.
Enter "Next Read". Some very smart soul wrote an app just for book lovers like me and it's amazing! Now, rather than holding up the whole store, I can simply bring up the "Next Read" app, enter the ISBN of the book I'm interested in and, if I have a wireless connection, it will automatically go to Amazon and show the book cover, price, etc. If not, it keeps a running list of the books and I can just request them from the library when I get home. It even has a place for me to enter who recommended the book and what "score" they gave it, what genre it falls into, and a handy search feature too. If you are a bibliophile like me, this app is another must have!
4. And, last but certainly not least, you MUST try Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Lemon Verbena All-purpose cleaner! Oh, but, it's GOOD!! It seems pricey but it's concentrated, so just grab a spray bottle, add about a fourth cup of cleaner, and fill it up with water. Then you're good to go. It actually keeps my black granite countertops (which, I admit, are pretty much the bane of my very existence--right behind my stainless steel appliances--ack!) streak and spot free! And, it smells yummy! I want to try the countertop spray and the lavender laundry products too--all in good time.
Enjoy! And, I'd love to hear what you've been "loving" lately. Leave a comment and share the love. And if you decide to try one of the things I've listed, please let me know if you "fell in love" too!