YAY, it's Friday! I have never been more ready for the weekend. What a week of home renovations, entertaining, school, AND work. I get tired just thinking about it!
This weekend won't be much better. Tonight, we have to finish some stuff in the bathroom, tomorrow we have softball practice and the "Wings and Rock Festival" at Marietta Square. Then on Sunday, Steve is back to help us with the bathroom some more. Whew. It never ends!
At least last night I got to relax and have someone else cook dinner! We went over to Jeff's brother's house to visit with the new baby! Introducing Roan Christopher....
He is absolutely perfect! Such a cute little guy. I'm so excited to see him grow up! Erik made spaghetti and meatballs (with some sausage in the sauce also), and garlic bread. Yum. There's nothing like a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs!
Towards the end of the night, the boys got the sparklers and morning glories out for Maya to play with. It was really fun for everyone...
Including this big kid :)
While I was over there last night, Erik reminded me that I've only posted 3 recipes this week (thanks bud), so today I have two potato recipes for you. They are both really good, and super easy.
First up, we have salt and vinegar grilled potatoes. I first saw this recipe in Martha Stewart Living. I am a huge fan of salt and vinegar chips, so I knew I'd love these potatoes. First, you soak your sliced red potatoes in some white vinegar for about 30 minutes.
Next, you grill them on medium heat for about 5 minutes of each side, or until they are cooked through.
I really like to taste the vinegar, so we added a splash over each potato. It also helped hold the salt on top. Delicious!
The next kind of potato I want to share is really a show stopper. It's a parmesan roasted potato! Start by tossing your diced potatoes in about 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. You want to make sure that parm is coating each little cube.
Next, on a sprayed cookie sheet, lay out your potatoes evenly so that they are not touching.
Bake 'em at 425 degrees for about 40 minutes or until golden brown on each side. Keep checking them so they don't burn!
You should have golden, crispy potatoes in no time! They are the perfect side for a good steak or bbq chicken. Heaven. I love the taste of burnt cheese....
Have a great weekend everyone!!
SALT AND VINEGAR GRILLED POTATOES
1 cup white vinegar
2 pounds sliced red potatoes
salt and pepper to taste
Slice potatoes in 1/4 inch rounds. Soak in vinegar for about 30 minutes. Remove and grill on each side for about 5 minutes, or until cooked through. Top with the soaking vinegar and some salt and pepper and serve!
PARMESAN ROASTED POTATOES
3 pounds red potatoes, diced into 1 inch cubes
1/2 cup (or more) grated parmesan
salt, pepper and red pepper to taste
Dice potatoes and coat with parmesan, salt and pepper. Cook on a greased baking sheet at 425 degrees for about 40 minutes, checking every 10 to make sure they don't burn. Enjoy!