Whew! Made it through the first full work-week of 2013! I’m feeing back in the swing of things, and ready to take my students through final exams and begin 2nd semester!
1. We used our last purple sweet potato this week. I chopped it up, along with a rutabaga, and tossed it all with sea salt and ground black pepper. After roasting in a 400°F oven for about an hour, this made for an excellent side dish.
I’m disappointed that I have been unable to locate more, but the next time I do, you can be certain I’ll buy some. They really are tasty!
2. Bob has a “thing” against burning candles in the house. When we got married, I said that I would no longer burn candles, since he felt they made our home dirty.
So imagine my disappointment when I received one of my favorite seasonal candle scents from my Mom at Christmas: Jack Frost! I explained the issue to my Mom, and she came up with a great solution.
We used it for the first time last week, and it works beautifully! I as able to enjoy the “Jack Frost” scent, and Bob didn’t have to worry about any soot.
3. I had some very bad news yesterday. Very bad. My beloved Stone Ground Mexican Organic Dark Chocolate from Trader Joe’s is being discontinued.
The reason I know this is because I noticed the regular $3.99 price per package was reduced to $1.49!!! So, I inquired about the dramatic price drop, and they explained why. So stock up now!!! And if you haven’t tried it, this is your chance. It’s delicious. Seriously! I bought three packages yesterday.
Zucchini Chips! Just slice, spritz with EVOO, dust with desired seasonings (in this picture I used salt, garlic powder and cumin), and bake for approximately 20 minutes at 375°F, or until slightly crispy. Light and tasty . . . a great appetizer, snack or side dish!
5. Something to think about:
Happy Friday! Have a fantastic weekend!!