Thursday, January 07, 2010

Sweet Potato Fries

One cut sweet potato, a light spray of olive oil, and a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper makes a pretty decent meal.
Sweet Potato Fries
Bake the fries at 400 degrees for approximately 20 minutes, turn them over, and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Sweet Potato Fries
No need for ketchup with these fries...

Monday, January 04, 2010

Swedish Pancakes

Happy New Year everyone! I've got to say, I'm going to miss 2009. Not only did I finish graduate school this past year, but I also got engaged to my best friend. My blog writing this year has been minimal, to say the least, but that's only because I have been so busy with really wonderful things. I recently started 2 new jobs as a Reference Librarian and a Music Librarian at two very hip colleges in Los Angeles. And on top of that, I'm also still 16 miles deep into my training for the Los Angeles Marathon. All of this, plus the countless memories of road trips, friends, family, and good times really make this one of the greatest years of my life. So, thank you to everyone who was a part of it!
That said, I have lots of excitement for 2010. A lot of the things I've started working on in 2009, such as the marathon and wedding planning will all be realized this year. It's an exciting, anxious feeling. I know I've been very quiet with the crafts on this blog lately, but let me assure you all, I have been documenting all of the wedding crafts I have been working on this past year, and can't wait to reveal them all, as soon as the wedding is over. I'm really excited about everything, it's all very handmade and fun. At least we think so.
In order to start the year off right, I went with Alicia Paulson's recipe for Swedish Pancakes.
Future Swedish Pancakes
I'm usually into the thickest, fluffiest pancakes that can possibly exist, but there was something so attractive about these super thin pancakes that just had to be made immediately.
Swedish Pancakes on the grill
Since the pancakes are so thin, they only take a few moments before they're all ready to eat.
Swedish Pancakes
Brian rolled his up, with pumpkin and apple butter...
Swedish Pancakes with pumpkin butter
...while I ate mine with my mom's homemade strawberry jam.
Swedish Pancakes with homemade strawberry jam
Not only was this a super easy recipe to make, but it was so tasty! A very good way to start the new year!