Southern Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
3 sweet potatoes, unpeeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/4 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 lime, cut into 4 wedges
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a pan and set aside.
Place the sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, garlic, salt, coriander, cayenne, and pepper. Shake to emulsify and pour over the sweet potatoes, tossing to evenly coat.
Spread the potatoes in a single layer in the prepared pan. Drizzle any leftover oil mixture from the bowl over the potatoes.
Bake 45 minutes or until tender. Immediately squeeze the lime wedges and drizzle with the juice. Serve hot.
Yield: 6 servings
Photo Credit: TN Dept. of Agriculture
Jack Greene 1930-2013
A Celebration Memorial service will be held for Grand Ole Opry star Jack Greene on Wednesday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at the Ryman Auditorium. The Ryman’s balcony will be open to the general public on an availability basis; no personal cameras will be allowed.
Another Place, Another Time (listen)
Photo © Jan Duke
Yet, after listening to a few and very new empty-nesters talk about their stories (some good & some not) , it got me wondering...
- How do parents know if they are ready for it?
- How do they prepare for it?
- How can they (as in me) make a happy smooth transition from a full busy house to an empty quiet one?
While I still don't have all (or even most) of the answers (I'm still in the preparation stages), I have already found the need to stay far far away from "those" sappy sad newly empty-nesting moms. I'm determined not to listen to any negativity...
I mean really, there's not much in nature that's more beautiful than watching a caterpillar turn into a butterfly...Is there?
So, shouldn't the morphing of your child into an adult be just as an amazing event...if not more so?