Remember a week or two ago when I said we were waiting for September so our stairs would be installed?
After calling the installers several times over the past few weeks…..
And never hearing a word back from anyone…..
September arrived, without warning, Tuesday afternoon at 4:30.
The workers and equipment arrived also; ready to start work at 8 am today.
Well, I mean, why should they have to warn us?
It should be obvious to anyone that we have been sitting on our front step for the past 7 weeks in eager anticipation of their arrival.
What else could we be doing?
After all, every inch of the interior has been wrapped in plastic to protect it from the horrendous amount of ancient dust, dirt and seeds that will come falling out of the ceiling as they cut this huge hole to make room for the stairs.
Since everything has been moved out of their way since September 1st, there was nothing that needed to be done; no need for advance notice.
Why should they have to give warning? There couldn't anything for US to do; they're doing all the work….
Okay, enough. You get my point.
I'm starting to suffocate, sitting under the plastic at my desk.
Let me just say this:
Sweet Potato Oven Fries have to be about the best thing I have discovered in years.
Why did I wait so long to make them?
Don't make the same mistake. These are incredible.
You could pass them out as candy on Halloween.
A bit 'al dente' on the outside from the caramelized sugars; like warm, creamy, sweet pudding on the inside….
Sweet Potato Oven Fries
2 medium – large sweet potatoes
1 1/2 tbs olive oil
salt and pepper
Slice potatoes in half the short way, then each half into 8 wedges. Put oil into a large bowl, add potatoes and toss, coating thoroughly. Arrange potatoes on baking sheet with rim (I use my trusty, round pizza pan). Bake at 400F for 30 minutes. You can turn once if you like to fuss but I don't bother. When done remove from pan and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper if you choose and serve.