Thursday, May 19, 2011

Parmesan Herb "fries"

Morning my peeps!!!
There is much "fullness" in our house today....we love it when the kids are home and friends abound.  It makes the house seem so "useful".   Although I slept like crapola because my back is killing me and I'll update you on the crop circle that appeared in the yard from yesterdays post but first.......FOOD!!

Yep, I'm gonna share some food today.  You guys were so kind with your comments to me and you brightened my spirits so I'm gonna keep chugging along on the bloggy blog blog but I must warn you.... I leave Monday for our condo and I'll be gone for TWO WEEKS!!!!  oh yea baby.....there's no telling what kind of posts you'll be getting from me after Monday!  :0)  I'm riding down with the Abogg and his friend Tdub (I suspect I will need my own headphones) and then Court and the AustinStone will arrive Wed evening then hubster and his brother will join us on the weekend.   Poor me, I have to be the responsible adult in charge for two weeks. hee heee  I know I lead a tough life.  Now let's make fries!!! yep, next to pizza I could eat fries of some sort almost everyday.   I make them in the oven so they are nice and healthy and I use all kinds of veggies too! These are regular potatoes so let's do this

First you are going to gather up all the necessary items

First things first....cut up the potatoes.  I used my fancy smancy crinkle french fry cutter from 


In a bowl mix together your spices:
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp rosemary
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp old bay seasoning
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese


Put your potatoes and 1 1/2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a big Ziploc bag then dump in your spices. 
Seal that baby shut and shake, shake, shake it like a Polaroid picture




Dump them out on a baking sheet and send those lovelies to the oven set to 425 degrees for 45 minutes.
Don't rush the goodness peeps...it's worth the wait.



Take those babies out of the oven and please don't  eat one right away 'cause they are some kind of hot!!
yes...that tip is from experience



plop them out on a plate and enjoy!!!



For informational reasons I will tell you....I used HEAPING measurements of everything but the rosemary.  I love rosemary but a little goes a long way and next time I think I might bump up the old bay seasoning a bit more.  We like that flavor but if you don't...hey, use something your family does love. Go with the flow....experiment....fall in love with a veggie all over again.  

Now....the mysterious markings in my yard have gotten worse...MUCH worse.  This is what it looks like now.

Sections of grass...mysteriously missing

Oh...here's the culprit



poor JimBob....comes to visit from Hawaii and we put him to work....HARD work






Silly JimBob.....I TAKE the pictures...I am NOT in the pictures
however this is proof for hubster that I deserved that back rub last night
(obviously I need to work on my hair roots too)



I believe I looked at JimBob and said "I think we're committed to this now"



a cleared out crop circle....this was my project of the day



well...now what the heck do we do with all this??? 
(there was lots more, we just moved the best looking grass to spots around our yard)



JimBob's area is coming along quite nicely



Now the new walkway is almost ready, just need to relocate the sprinkler heads



This side of the house gets like "zero" sun and turns into a mud pit when it rains so it's getting a paver walkway to make a 4 wheel drive vehicle unnecessary to get to the garbage cans.



my poor shoes.....oh well, at least it's not doggie doo!! :0)


On the bright side 5 pallets of concrete pavers and 3.5 tons of sand arrive in my driveway tomorrow....oh wait....where's the bright side???  Oh yeah, the bright side....we called in Larry our home handyman, he's sending a crew over.  JimBob and I are too old to be doing this kind of labor!!!   I love hubster when he sees my pain and knows there will be no end to back rubs he owes me for the hard work!!!  I'm better at just prettying up things after they are done!!   speaking of, I gotta run order the fire pit kit from the home of depot!!   Our neighbors are gonna love us....well, maybe they just won't hate us!!


Peace, Love and Yummies!!!

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