I had the most wonderful mini-vacation yesterday and today! I went out to Santa Clarita to visit the only place that I ever go to taste wine: Roman Holiday.
None of our regulars were there. We picked a new table with some ridiculously comfy chairs and settled in for a few hours.
I got a new hat! And made an unfortunate duckface. For that, I blame the wine and sincerely apologize.
Allie looked gorgeous and un-duckface-y as usual.
Small tastes of red wine were consumed by myself. A glass and a half of prosecco was also consumed.
Besides these few pictures, my camera stayed tucked securely in his bag and my computer remained unopened. The only contact I had with the outside world was through my Twitter addiction, where I posted some pointless photos. It was wonderful to get a break and spend some quality time with my cousin, shoving our faces with Indian food, baking quiche, tasting wine and watching ridiculous shows from our middle school years.
Maple-Sugared Grilled Sweet Potato Fries
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||35 minutes|
|Total time||45 minutes|
|Meal type||Appetizer, Side Dish|
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons salt
|Wash and peel the sweet potatoes, then slice into small wedges.|
|In a large bowl, mix the canola oil and cinnamon, add the potato wedges and stir to coat evenly.|
|Spread the potato wedges on a large grill pan that has been wrapped in foil.|
|Grill the potatoes wedges over medium heat for about 15 minutes, |
flipping every 3-4 minutes.
|After 15 minutes, sprinkle the brown sugar and drizzle the maple syrup over the potatoes and stir to coat.|
|Grill for 5-15 minutes more, stirring often so the fries don't burn.|
|Remove the fries from the grill and sprinkle the 2 tsp salt over the |
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