Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sweet Potato Fries and the Sweetest Day!

We ended up not making lasagna last night. I don't think Parrish was craving it as much as me. Instead, we made chicken poached in white wine with fresh salsa. Alex came over for dinner and she and Parrish were also having garlic bread...full of gluten. So as an after thought, I quickly made some roasted sweet potato fries. Sweet potato fries are so simple. You just need a sweet potato, olive oil, salt and pepper. Slice the sweet potato to make fries, toss in olive oil and spices, and then broil the heck out of them. I turm mine alot because my oven is so wonky. Parrish made a balsamic glaze to go on the chicken and I lightly put some on my fries. So good! I've never had balsamic on sweet potatoes, but it seems like an obvious match.

I've blogged about glaze before because it's so good. You just mix equal parts balsamic with equal parts sugar and heat. Stir a ton, until it thickens. Overall the dinner was great, but no pics of the full meal sorry! (Poached chicken is not visually appealing)

This morning I received some awesome news!! Foodbuzz, my most favorite webpage, has chosen me as one of the bloggers for their "24 Meals, 24 Hours, 24 Blogs"!! I literally screamed outloud when I read the email!! I submitted my proposal for 'My First Gluten Free Thanksgiving', but I never thought I would be selected. I am so excited! I'm inviting friends and family because they have all been SO supportive since my Celiac diagnosis and I can't wait to cook for them and show off some of my new kitchen skills!! I've already started planning the menu...but mum's the word on that. PLUS I'm really hoping I get a Foodbuzz apron :) I plan on posting how to videos on some of the harder recipes and tons of pics.

Hope everyone had a great Tuesday, Hooray for Hump Day tomorrow!

If you've never been to Foodbuzz you should check it out. I love Food Network, but this site is even better! It combines blog posts with recipes, tips, restaurant reviews, forums....basically anything you can do surrounding food.


Meg said...

I am so excited for you! congrats!

ba said...

Congrats!! That's awesome!! Can't wait to see what your GF Thanksgiving's like!

And the sweet potatoe fries sound awesome!! I'm going to pick up a sweet potato tonight!

Marlow said...

Thanks Meg! I'm so excited too!!

We'll see how it goes ba, hopefully I can pull if off! The sweet potato fries are so good! And usually you can find local sweet potatoes which are pretty cheap per the pound!