Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Day Off

I worked on Sunday which meant I had yesterday off. I spent the morning finishing up a paper for my class and mailing it off. Since I finished around noon this meant I had the afternoon to putz around the house and play in the kitchen.

Since the weather was exceptional I took the opportunity to get outside and clan up some branches/sticks in the back yard, remove some decorative fencing that was falling apart, a clean out some dead wild flowers uncovering, in the process, hyacinth pushing through.

I then turned my attention to the house and opened EVERY window, put the screens in the doors and aired everything out. It felt so good to have that spring wind blow out the stale winter air. I reorganized some clothes going to Goodwill, cleaned the kitchen, and did a load of laundry which I hung outside.

For dinner I made:

Carne Asada (Here is a good recipe)
Sauted peppers and onions
Chopped Avocado
Tortillas for wrapping

Cayenne Sweet Potato Fries
2 sweet potatoes, cut into fry shapes
Olive oil (maybe 3 Tbs.)
Salt & pepper
Cayenne pepper (to taste)

Put all of the ingredients in a zip top bag and shake to coat.
Place fries on a baking sheet in a single layer
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes (until the crinkle)
Serve Hot (YUM!)

Double Dark Chocolate Mint Brownies (recipe to come)

Then hubby and I went over to a friend's house to drop off gifts and see their brand new baby girl.

Today it's back to work :(


Alexandra said...

Yum, I love carne asada. I'll have to bookmark that.

Amy said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day off! Doesn't it feel so good to open those windows? I wait all year for that!