Friday, March 2, 2012

Made It

Made it all the way to Friday! This week was really no crazier than any other but maybe my "grandmother age" is catching up with me. Whatever the reason, I'm glad it's Friday. 

Let's see, I taught a ukulele lesson (I'm teaching a new ukulele convert), played handbells (even played with the kids' bell group since I'm short enough to blend in), led the Yesterukes practice, attended a cattlemens' dinner meeting where we learned more about weed control in pastures...

...finished the last of the church directory stuff, went to a funeral (a sweet aunt left this earth at age 93) and then spent this morning at the car dealer waiting. Turns out the office-type lighting in the waiting room was perfect for knitting--much brighter than my knitting spot at home. (Kind of enjoyed my morning of imprisonment at the dealership.) 

Pattern: Shaelyn
Yarn: Dream In Color Smooshy
Needle: Size 6

So by the time suppertime tonight arrived, I really didn't want to do much of anything. It was simply a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich (homemade bread from the freezer) and oven fries. 

I gave up frozen French fries years ago when I came across this way of making homemade fries. I figure homemade is always better for you. Just simple basic ingredients--no additives. Turn the oven on first--before you even start scrubbing the potatoes. Then it will be heating while you are prepping.

Oven Fries

4 baking potatoes
1 teaspoon cooking oil

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Spray baking sheet with PAM. Scrub potatoes, pat dry and slice each potato lengthwise into 8 wedges.
Put potatoes in mixing bowl and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of oil. Toss to coat.
Bake on sheet for 15 minutes. Turn and bake 15 minutes more, or until they begin to brown.

(This time I cut my wedges thinner and they cooked much quicker.  Just go by the color.)

I found the wire baking "pan" years ago at Walmart, I think, for about $5. It's one of the best purchases I've ever made. Because of the open bottom, the heated air surrounds the potatoes and you don't have to turn them. They brown all the way around. Don't think I've seen one since, but maybe they are still out there somewhere. If you see one, get one.


  1. French fries--your way--for dinner tomorrow night!

  2. Shaelyn looking great,and in your signature color!


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