Good morning! It’s been ages and I apologize – as you know I’ve been in Hamburg the past weekend and now in Düsseldorf until Sunday. My days have been super busy and I got a taste of what it feels like being a housewife, mother and working simultaneously haha :-). I would have never thought its so much work to keep the apartment clean, take the dog out for regular walks, go grocery shopping, bring the child to school and pick her up (ok fine, my sister could have gone by herself but I was trying to be nice), have the dinner ready in time and work at the same time – damn, who knew! The first few days were fine as it seemed quite calm with work but yesterday was especially busy. Wednesday I had to hand in my last assignment for my uni-course, though now thankfully have 3 weeks off from that.
Finally, today we have officially the day off: hallelujah to May 1! And of course, I wish you all a great start into this month – it’s the month were I personally always see it as Spring – from now on there shouldn’t be any more cold days, and my winter jackets will be officially stored away until October again. Unfortunately I have the feeling I’m getting a little sick, so I will make this a very cozy day and stay in bed mostly if not out with the dog. How has your week been?
I also wanted to take this chance to share of my current favorite, simple meals with you: sweet potato fries. I seem to have this craving for fries at the moment, so before running over to some fast food restaurant, why not make a healthy version yourself?
All you need is, of course: a large sweet potato. Make sure to cut it into slices that are more or less the same size, to avoid burning most of them. I always through the slices into a plastic bag, add one tablespoon of peanut-oil (or any other), a hint of sea salt and (if you like) a bit of cinnamon. Now shake that closed plastic bag like no other – I find it’s the easiest way of getting all fries equally oiled and salted.
Before throwing the fries into the pre-heated 200°C oven, make sure that all fries are separately placed out – you don’t want them lying over each other (and not have them nice and crispy). Leave the fries in for about 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness you have cut them, until the ends have become a little brown. Voila – here are your perfectly crisp fries.
I absolutely love having something fresh with the rather sweet fries, so I often go for the easy ranch dressing I can make within a few minutes. The recipe to this avocado-mint dressing is here.
Now it’s time for me to jump into the shower and take out my dog – have a great Friday! xo