>Yes, another potato post. I can’t help it. After posting my blog yesterday I had to figure out something to do with the potatoes I had so I came up with something. There is no recipe…not going to lie..I threw it in a bowl and crossed my fingers that it worked. I can give estimates though since I actually did use a measuring cup and tablespoon.
>Seriously, if there was one food that would be my magic weight loss solution I would be a happy camper if it was a potato. I don’t care what form it is in, I will eat it. So I had to share this recipe that I discovered at Playing With Sugar. If I had all the ingredients I would be making these. But I will just have to improvise with what I have.
NOTE: The amounts listed are for every one pound of fries. One pound of fries is the equivelant of appoximately 3 medium potatoes. (I just double or triple the recipe to fit within my needs).
1 pound of medium russet potatoes (approx 3 medium potatoes)
1 1/2 TBSP of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp Dried Thyme
1/4 tsp Dried Oregano
1/8 tsp Dried Rosemary
1/4 tsp of Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp of Old Bay Seasoning
2 TBSP of Kraft Parmesan Style Grated Cheese (I used reduced fat)
*Preheat oven to 425.
*Wash and cut potatoes into 1/8ths.
*Place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with foil (I used Reynolds Release foil so that they will not stick, but you could also either use non-stick cooking spray or lightly grease the top of the foil with extra virgin olive oil).
*Mix all of the spices and the parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
*Place all of the potatoes (remember we are talking about one pound at a time) into a gallon size freezer bag, add olive oil and the parmesan cheese/spice mixture to the bag.
*Seal the bag and shake until the potatoes are evenly coated.
*Once thoroughly coated dump onto the prepared cookie sheet and spread in a single layer.
* Bake 30-45 minutes or until tender and lightly golden brown. (Baking times will vary depending on the amount of fries that you make and the size that you cut them). For the ones shown in the picture they were baked at 425 for 45 minutes.
>I was just realizing how close the big “C” word is. Yes, I’m talking about Christmas. (and I promise not to utter a thing again about it after this post until at least after Halloween) I know that I want to send out some cute Christmas cards this year so I got to looking around about found some really good ones at Vista Print.
>When I found out that I would be the mother of a little girl, after only knowing what it was like to be a mom to a son for so many years, I was anxious. I just didn’t know what to expect. I think she has exceeded my expectations!! She makes me laugh everyday. So to the topic of my blog. What I Wore Wednesday would be an interesting blog….except that What I am wearing today is not that interesting, nor will what I wear probably ever be considered very “wow”. My 2 year old daughter however, is quite a little dresser. She loves clothes and loves dressing up. So, this is going to be my “Sneak Peek”. Since I already have quite the little collection of her “outfits” I wanted to go ahead and show them off in my first “What She Wore Wednesday” blog. Enjoy the wonderfulness that is my daughter, Taylor.
>Today’s craft was a fall wreath. I got together with one of my sisters and we both made ourselves wreaths. For the record, we stole the idea to make wreaths from our other sister who is always doing this stuff. 🙂 So here is all the preparations for this wonderful fall wreath:
My “M” for the wreath. I couldn’t decide for sure what color I wanted it to be, but in the end was very happy with my choice:
>I LOVE this. Was spending time looking at recipes and new things to make and I happened across these at the Rice Krispies website! Love this idea! How fun!
Whipping up these summery goodies and popping them onto ice-cream sticks with your kids makes any summer day a little cooler.
As it is slowly but surely getting cooler outside I find myself giddy that Fall is almost here. My two favorite seasons are Spring and Fall, but I really think that between the two, Fall has to be my absolute favorite! I love the colors, the activiites, holidays…I just love EVERYTHING about Fall. I can’t wait to see the leaves turn colors around here! I hope to get the opportunity go go out and photograph some fall scenery!
>Ok, I’m kinda giggling at my own blog title here. 🙂 So lately my mother in law has been talking about Cheddars, which is a restaurant that she has recently discovered. (I’ve not been yet, but plan on it) So I went online and checked out there menu. Upon reading I happened across their Spasagna. This sounds like something I would LOVE! So this is going on my To-Cook list. I hope to fit this in the menu next week! How yummy does this look!!
1 24-oz. jar spaghetti sauce.
12 oz. ground beef.
1 Tbs. chopped garlic.
1 C chopped onion.
1 teaspoons kosher salt.
1 teaspoons dried leaf oregano.
1 Tbs. chopped fresh basil.
1 teaspoons granulated sugar.
½ C red wine.
¼ C Romano cheese.
Additional salt, pepper to taste.
Heat a heavy saucepan on medium heat for five minutes. Add ground beef and stir to break up clumps. Cook till meat is browned well. Drain meat and set aside.
Add onions and garlic to saucepan and cook over medium heat for about five minutes, or until softened.
Return reserved meat to pan, along with spaghetti sauce, salt, oregano, basil, sugar, red wine and romano cheese. Stir well to combine.
Bring mixture to a simmer and cook uncovered for 30 minutes.
Adjust seasoning with additional salt and pepper to taste.