Tuesday, August 28, 2007

look what I made!

I love sweet potatoes and so does Owen. So I decided to make so fries for us for lunch. And I didn't use a recipe!! I just cut them up into sticks, tossed in a little EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and salt. Then I baked them at 400˚ for a while and then when I felt they were good and baked I turned on the broiler to crisp them up.

Before After
Owen loved them. And there are even a few left over for daddy to try!

Recently I finished this book. It's an historical fiction novel about F. Scott Fitzgerald and the first love of his life. It is fiction but based on real people and real events in Fitzgerald's life. It was an enjoyable book. If you like historical books and fiction (Pam!) I would recommend this one. It's a fast read.

And here is a picture of my red sunflowers. Trader Joe's has had sunflowers the last few times we've been there. They have a large selection of flowers and they are not outrageously priced so I've decided I need to have fresh flowers on my dining room table all the time! Last week we had regular sized/colored sunflowers. This week we found huge ones dyed red. The picture is a little retouched but pretty accurately portrays the vivid color.

Today is a rather rainy/humid/dreary day in MN. Owen and I went to Crafty Planet in North East Mpls. today to look at fabric. It's a little craft store but they have an awesome selection of fabric. I was looking for some Amy Butler stuff to make some place mats for my dining room table and found the perfect stuff. I'll post a picture when they are done!


Anonymous said...

the fries look tasty...soon you will be a cook!
Thanks for the reading recomendation.
how about a back to school challenge?
peace, Pam

Jill said...

Those fries look SO yummy!

toners said...

The fries look delicious! :) And your sunflower photo is beautiful! TFS :)

Noelia said...

I LOVE sweet potatoes! My mom used to make it for us (round slices) and she would fry them! I make them for the kids once in a while and I will try your healthier alternative.
Your photo skills are unbelivable Heather, I'm totally loving that sunflower...and did I mention that I really like your new banner?

Colleen E said...

LOVE sweet p. fries. - and love what you did with the clean lines of the digi LO of the boys. xo