I had a BRILLIANT idea while I was making these.
And that idea was that I should have bought a few bags of frozen sweet potato fries.
Live and learn. I used this recipe for super crispy homemade fries but they just take SO LONG. The forever soak really gets me as someone who very rarely knows what is happening too far in advance. But if you have the time to soak them for a few hours, it makes them so much crispier #science (turns out, it really is sort of science-y though, soaking removes some of the starch).
I also barely have the patience for peeling veggies. I would normally leave potato skin on but there is something weird about sweet potato skin. In conclusion, frozen fries are the future.
This recipe is basically a big ole pile of veggies. I am always amazed how delicious vegetables can be when prepped certain ways. Like asparagus. It's been on sale lately so I have a ton. One night, I steamed it and it was pretty good. A few nights later I roasted it and it was, like, amazing. So good that Ruthie and I ate the whole pan while cooking the rest of dinner and had to make more.
We've tried out Hello Fresh a few times in the past few weeks after my sisters amazing MIL signed us up for a trial. It was so fun to not give one thought about what we were having for dinner that night and Ruthie was obsessed with unwrapping the tiny packages. It was like Christmas. SIDE NOTE: every time it snows, Ruthie asks if Santa and the reindeer will be here soon. I die of cuteness and also feel like a terrible jerk when I explain that Santa will not be back for a long while.
Back to Hello Fresh, Ruthie's heart skipped 100 beats when she saw the tiny jars of ketchup. I kept them so I can fill 'em up next time we have ketchup with something because the JOY WAS THAT INTENSE.
We have meatless meals 3-4 nights a week to help stay within our grocery budget, to get a ton of veggies, and as a way to ensure creativity in the kitchen. This one will be happening again soon fer sher.