Friday, January 27, 2012

Two Things

I have two favorite foods right now that I cannot get enough of.  I love them so.  I am sitting here thinking of why I love them, and I really have no good answer for that.  But I just L.O.V.E love them.  So I thought I'd share them.  And today is National Chocolate Cake Day...yet neither of these foods is chocolate cake.  THAT'S how much I love them!

The first one I mentioned in my last post:

Cream of Wheat

Oh, I love it.  I've never been a big breakfast eater, but I'm changing that.  I now eat Cream of Wheat almost every morning.  During my little health adventure, this and apple sauce was about all I could comfortably get down.  And there are some nights I wish I could skip dinner and just have Cream of Wheat.  Mmmm.  I make the single serving microwave directions, add a tiny bit of butter, a teaspoon of sugar, and enough milk to make it the consistency I like.  Perfection.

The second food is new to me.  Well, prepared in a new way to me.  I've had this food in so many different varieties:  mashed, scalloped, pies, candied.  And I now make them in a way that trumps all others.  I will never make them any other way.  My kids LOVE them and have asked me to make them this way for every holiday now.

What are they?

Roasted Yams

Oh, yes.  I slice them in about 1 1/2 inch chunks or so, lay them out on a baking sheet, drizzle them with a little olive oil, sprinkle them lightly with salt and pepper, and cook the heck out of them at 450.  Probably about 20 minutes or so?  I don't really watch the clock, I just cook them while the rest of dinner is cooking, checking them occasionally.  When they are fork-tender, pull them out.  They get all caramelized and oh-so-sweet.  I'm not kidding when I say this, I reheated a couple for "dessert" one evening.  And that is saying A LOT for a girl who really loves dessert.  Sometimes I throw some other types of potatoes on there and cook them the same.  Yellow potatoes, mini-potatoes, Yukon golds, whatever.  They cook beautifully this way too.  I wish I could pass one through the screen right now and have you enjoy how yummy they are.  I'm going to cook some up tonight because now my tummy is whining for some...

1 comment:

  1. ohhhhh I like to see this girl back who likes to eat, (even if it does seem a little strange~ha!) I'm glad this desire is coming back!