I have been neglecting the blog lately, not because I don’t want to share with you what’s coming out of my kitchen, but because there hasn’t been anything coming out of my kitchen.
I had a crazy couple of days at work followed by a family dinner that left me stuffed, so it was takeout and salads at our place.
That always leave me feeling yucky. And then because I feel yucky, I start to get anxious and stressed.
And that I get overwhelmed at the thought of cooking.
Cooking? I need to buy groceries? I need to cut and prepare and season?
I suffer slightly from kitchen amnesia at times.
A few days away from the kitchen and I can’t remember how I ever managed to prepare anything.
And then I take a few deep breaths and I think basic. And then I think comfort.
One of my favorite super easy and super comforting sides is sweet potato fries. These are baked, so no bad for you frying, and way less oil than all that take out we’ve had recently.
And these are insanely simple and can help you ease back into the kitchen. Some hot dogs or burgers with these as a side? You’re on your way back to homemade dinners and healthy eating.
All you need is one large sweet potato per person, vegetable oil, salt and pepper.
Preheat the oven to 400 and line a cookie sheet with foil. This is a no clean up side.
Peel the potatoes and cut them into thick wedges. Think steak fries. I usually cut the ends off the potato to give you a flat surface, then cut the potato in thirds, lengthwise and then into strips.
Lay the strips out and drizzle with vegetable oil and salt and pepper. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes.