Christmas was both quiet and warm.
Warm enough that Christmas Eve was spent with thunderstorms heavy enough to shake the windows. I went without a coat yesterday, and while I definitely needed one for the walk I took in the morning it was still over 40.
This is coming after a November where the Southtowns got seven feet of snow before Thanksgiving.
And of course the heater is going so it’s about a thousand degrees in the apartment. I’m not complaining, not too much anyway, we’ve had plenty of very cold winters in here.
[There are all sorts of weird noises coming from outside. I’m not sure what’s going on out there.]
With Yule falling before Christmas and my normal inability to go home for holidays (it’s been that way since I’ve been on my own, this is nothing new) our holiday ‘stuff’ is almost always done before Christmas proper so Christmas Day was spent doing not much of anything.
I know that ‘baking’ normally implies ‘sweets’ or maybe ‘bread’ but these fries were made in the oven so I’m counting them.
These are based on a recipe from All Recipes; this time on top of my normal lack of following the recipe I didn’t even read it. I read the blurb for the spices listed and the baking instructions and went from there.
Sweet and Spicy Oven Baked Fries
2 large white baking potatoes, cut into equal sized slices
1-2 tablespoons chili powder, preferably salt free
1-2 tablespoons sugar
1-2 teaspoons table salt
1 pinch dried rosemary
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 450
Line a cookie tray with foil and spray or wipe with oil
In a large bowl, toss everything
Spread in a single layer on the sheet
Bake for 30 minutes, stirring about halfway through