Have you ever been down for no particular reason? For instance, you go to bed feeling happy, cheerful and sleepy and then you wake up, feeling like a blight on humanity.
Yeah, that didn't happen to me the other day at all.
But, for the purposes of this exercise let's say that I have felt like that, and I've found that the best cure is a Parks and Recreation marathon.
When one feels like: a) a wart on the soul of the universe; b) the gum on someone's shoe; or c) hair caught in a drain – watching the adventures of the people in the Parks Department in Pawnee is chocolate sauce for the soul.
How can you not love a show with lines like:
“The raccoon problem is under control. They have their part of the town and we have ours.”
“Pawnee’s library department is the most diabolical, ruthless bunch of bureaucrats I’ve ever seen. They’re like a biker gang. Only instead of shotguns and crystal meth, they use political savvy and shushing.”
So the other day when I was watching some Parks and Recreation episodes back-to-back, I decided that I wanted some comfort food too. My mind wandered to what was in the fridge, and it focused on cheddar, jalapenos and some gorgeous fresh dill that Jedd had grabbed at the store.
“You should make some scones,” my brain said.
However, you hear of “cheddar and dill” this, and you hear of “cheddar and jalapeno” that, but you don't really hear about the three of them together.
The episode I was watching was “Go Big or Go Home,” so I took that as a sign from the universe to give this recipe idea a shot.