We are getting our trees cut down. The one in the front was extremely huge and we discovered some cracks in the trunk right along the forks in the branches. The guy who is taking it down told me he was surprised that the tree hadn’t fallen on our house yet.
The one in the back actually DID fall on our powerline last Thanksgiving so it was time.
Only it is very, very expensive to get enormous trees cut down and we had other expenses. *cough*childbirth*cough*c-section*cough*
Check it out. That tree is HUGE.
I will miss the shade in the summer though, our lawn is going to suffer far more from my inadequacies regarding watering.
Next week I hope to have my monthly menu stuff available, but for this week we are going to discuss Sweet Potatoes.
I love sweet potatoes. I used to only eat them in Sweet Potato casserole at Thanksgiving, but ever since the whole “Low-carb” trend came back (which I hate) there have been a ton of really awesome sweet potato recipes.
Fries are my favorite. Especially after I discovered a seasoning for my fries that make them AWESOME.
I came up with a recipe for Sweet Potato Nachos that are a staple in our house. Everyone likes them.
Instead of using tortilla chips for all those yummy toppings, you use sweet potato fries. Yum.
Sweet Potato Nachos
For the Sweet Potatoes:
2 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut in to fries
2 Tbs Olive oil
1 Tbs chili powder
2 tsp cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
Gallon-sized zip top bag
1 can black beans
Shredded Purple Cabbage
2-3 cups of Shredded cheese (we like Cheddar but Pepper jack can bring the spicy)
Hot sauce for serving
Preheat the oven to 425° F. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with oil.
Put the Sweet Potatoes in the plastic bag and coat with Oil and Spices. Spread in a single layer on the pan.
Bake for 25 minutes, stirring half way through. Make sure the potatoes are cooked through.
Sprinkle the toppings on the sweet potatoes, making sure the cheese is last as to glue everything together.
Bake for 5 more minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Serve with hot sauce!