Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sarah Palin's Alaska: A Spring Break Experience

You know how when you walk outside and you can see your breath and you think, man, I just want to go inside.  Well, that was how I felt this afternoon when Kyle and I embarked on a walk.  We bundled up as if we were going out into the Alaskan wilderness and headed out into a gray Missouri day.  I made it five houses before saying, "Yeah, I'm not going on this walk with you."  To which Kyle laughed, and I had to say, "No, I'm serious" and turn around.  Kyle kept on walking- for three hours while I enjoyed the warmth of my house and the enjoyment of cleaning.  Somebody's got to do it, right? 

When Kyle got home, the domestic goddess in me was baking crispy sweet potato fries.  I've tried these before and have always failed- the fries would be mushy.  Tasty, but mushy.  So today when I stumbled upon this recipe at Amy's Cooking Adventure, I thought they'd be worth another try.

I started off by cutting a pound of sweet potatoes into sticks.  (Kyle even commented on how fry-like they looked!)
Then I mixed together the egg wash and bread crumb mixture.  Check out the assembly line!
After the potatoes were dipped in the egg wash, rolled in the bread crumb mixture, and placed in a single layer on a prepared cooking sheet, they went into the oven at 450 degrees for 30 minutes.  The end result- a fry that was crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.  PERFECTION.  Michael Pollen has a food rule that you can eat unlimited junk food as long as it's food you've made- so I ate this entire plate full and dipped them in ketchup.  Do yourself a favor and try this recipe.  You'll love it- and according to Mr. Pollen, you can eat as many as you want!
My dinner. going clockwise: kiwi, orange, FRIES, strawberry Stonyfield yogurt.
  Well, the husband and I are sitting down to watch SALT which we rented from the Red Box for free thanks to Courtney's promo code!  Hope you've had a great weekend!

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