Last night, I made a pretty delicious dinner with enough leftovers for lunch today. In my CSA from this past week (the very last one!) I got several sweet potatoes, and it was kind of funny because they were all in odd shapes. When I pick them out myself from the grocery store or the farmer’s market, I usually choose potatoes of about the same size so they are easy to bake or cut up into similar sizes. Not so with the ones from last night – I tried to cut some up into fry shapes for oven fries, and ended up with some enormous potato wedges.
First, preheat the oven to 400º. I started by scrubbing the potatoes hard because they were caked with dirt, and then cutting them into fry shapes as best as possible. I tossed them in 1 tbsp olive oil (always oil first!)
And then with 1 tsp each cinnamon and chili powder.
Lay them out on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray.
Don’t mind the extremely dirty baking sheet…
Pop them in the heated oven for 20 minutes, flip, then put them back in for 20 more minutes.
While those were baking, I found two teenie eggplants in my fridge that were on their very last leg.
I chopped them up and threw them in a pan for a few minutes before adding the last of the swiss chard from my farm share. I realized my meal had no protein, so I threw in 1 cup of chickpeas (from a can).
(What a huge difference from canned chickpeas to making your own from dried! The make-your-own ones have such a better texture.)
Then I realized I should make a fried egg to put on top of the scrambled beans and veggies…
But I overcooked the egg slightly so the yolk was not runny enough for me. I was hoping the yolk would break and make a creamy sauce over the scramble, but instead, it mostly stayed put. The oven baked sweet potato fries, however, were out of this world.
Totally random meal, but oh so good. For lunch today I used some goat cheese with the scramble instead of an egg and had the leftover fries. yuuuuuum.
And onto a completely different topic, water.
Normally, I get into the flow of drinking water (pun intended) with no problem. One of my goals is to step up my water drinkage this week because I have been majorly slacking in this department. However, for the first time in my life, I feel like I have to choke down the water. I can usually just chug it down no problem and go on being happy, but lately (as in yesterday and today) I have had a really hard time drinking it. I don’t know what it is but its just been tasting kind of gross and bland.
What are your best tips for getting your water down?