9.29.2009

A delicious weekned :)

I think you all are probably aware that my husband and I LOVE us some food. We enjoy cooking and dinning out.
Here are some yummies from the end of last week/weekend...

Thursday night - How delicious to these look?? Well, I did NOT make them. I purchased them at Super Target! I actually got both of these for about $3.50. I think they were close to $7 but there was a coupon on the packaging. They had asparagus and cheddar in the chicken. Really good. I also picked up several other dishes with coupons :)

Friday, I decided I would make Italian Sausage sandwiches for dinner. Hubby LOVES Italian Sausage. I had a few sweet potatoes so I googled a recipe for fries! There are several local places that have sweet potato fries and I much prefer them over regular fries. I've never been a big fry girl....Here is what I did...

We have good knives....some really good ones. THEY WOULD NOT EVEN BUDGE INTO THE POTATOES!! So, after I washed & skinned the potatoes, I put them on a plate and zapped them in the microwave for a few minutes. This allowed them to soften up and for hubby and I to cut them. I think he only helped me because he doesn't trust my mad knife skills ;)
In a bag with seasonings (recipe posted below)
Right out of the oven!

I got the sweet potato fries recipe here. It is an awesome blog with SO many yummy recipes on it! I took the below recipe directly from it.....

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
serves 4-6

Several people have mentioned that their fries didn’t come out crispy. Please note that cooking times are an estimation. Different ovens cook differently so you may need to increase the time to reach desired doneness. Ovens should also be regularly calibrated to ensure that the temperature inside the oven is the temperature on the dial.

1 – 1 1/2 lb sweet potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (preferably the easy release kind).

Peal the sweet potatoes. Cut into strips that are about 1/2 inch wide on each side.

Place the sweet potatoes into a resealable plastic bag. Add oil, salt, paprika and cinnamon. Seal the bag and shake well to thoroughly coat the fries. Spread the potatoes out onto the baking sheet in a single layer.

Cook for 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes, until slightly browned. Transfer immediately to a paper towel lined plate and serve warm.

**I did not do all the exact measurements. As I've mentioned before, I like to just estimate and put what I like based on how well I like it. Nice, I know. Well mine turned out SO awesome. Hubby LOVED them....as did I. Yes, we ate the whole tray.


Here are the fries with the Italian Sausage sandwich. To make these sandwiches, I used Johnsonville MILD Italian Sausage, Traditional Prego sauce, white onion, banana peppers, parmesan cheese & whole grain sub buns. I sauteed the onions banana peppers (though hubby put fresh and sauteed peppers on his. He is OBSESSED with banana peppers.) The sandwich was SO SO SO good :)

Saturday, Hubby & my brother had more of the above sandwiches and I ate the fries. For dinner, Hubby and I went with some friends, Travis & Lindsey, to Outback! We went to their house to watch the Arkansas game (we won't talk about that). Travis and Lindsey were talking about liking ahi tuna and hubby and I quickly said our favorite was at Outback. If you all have not tried their seared ahi tuna, you must. It is amazing. I forgot to snap any pics!

Sunday morning, I woke up to find these two cuddled up on the couch..... I decided to fix them something yummie! I used our waffle machine and whipped these up. I added powdered sugar, cool whip & strawberries :)


Sunday night, we went to dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate our friend Jamie's birthday! Her dad was so nice to have us :) Jamie lives one street over and I met her just a few months after I met hubby as they grew up together. Jamie and hubby's sis have been best friend for a long time!

Jamie & her boyfriend, Jeremey
us :)

Birthday dessert :)
thinking of what to wish..... hah

hubby and I ordered a chocolate geateau


So yes, much love for food. It was s delicious weekend. I've got to cut more of my carbs though. I've gained lbs and though it could definitely be from several things, I imagine my food intake is the top one, haha.

Tonight, I'm making crab stuff tomatoes :) We will see how they turn out!

Speaking of food, I was able to get %80 off Restaurant.com certificates today? Remember my post on them here? Well, I got six certificates. Four certificates to our favorite place and two certificates to places we have never been. They are all for $25 off a $35 purchase. That's a savings of $150 and I only spent $12 :) Good deal!

What are you eating this week???

I hope you are having AMAZING fall weather like we are. I love it and I really wish it would stay year round.

Thanks for all the sweet comments on my previous pumpkin post. I'll be posting more fall pictures soon.

love & food ~ Megan


35 comments :

  1. Oh yummm...this post made me hungry. I've never tried the ahi tuna at Outback but I will next time I'm there. Stonewood has really good ahi tuna, but I don't know if that's a national chain. If you have one near you, give it a try! Off to the kitchen to find a snack!

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  2. Everything looks delicious. You're such a great cook!

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  3. wow, it's all so amazing looking! i'm totally hungry and it's midnight here :)

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  4. Sweet potato fries are my absolute favorite!

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  5. That all looks SOO yummy!! I LOVE sweet potato fries!!! good idea to put them in a bag like that - haven't done it that way before but it sure would be easier!! And I love homemade waffles too!

    Have you ever been to Market Place in Springdale or Conway? I bet you have . . .well - they have the best SP fries with their amazing brown sugar butter to dip them in. Oh - my mouth is watering just thinking about it!!! I used to live literally right down the street from the one in Springdlae.

    You look like a great cook! I haven't had time to fix much this week - hopefully after 2morrow things will slow down and I will be able to! I think there is no better gift then when you can cook for your family - or in our case right now, our hubbies! =)

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  6. oh my goodness...yummy!! Everything looks so delish! I am sooo wanting some waffle's now! Hope your having a great day! = )

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  7. oh my goodness. That all looks so incredibly delicious. Now that my mouth is salivating...I need to go get some grub!

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  8. Mmmmm! I love food posts :)

    We love making sweet potato fries. I really love them with a little chili powder on top when they're done. So yummy!

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  9. Yum! I'm going to have to check out what local restaurants they have on restaurants.com! Great deal!

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  10. This all looks amazing!! I don't like sweet potatoes, but I often wonder if I would like them as fries. They always look so good!

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  11. YUM! I love sweet potato fries! I might have to try to make them!

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  12. You're making me incredibly hungry!! It all looks sooooo good!

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  13. Ahhhhhh thank you for the sweet potato fries recipe! I'm so making these. P is going to be so happy!

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  14. Sounds like a great weekend! Your sweet potato fries look great, I will have to try them out. I love cooking with sweet potatoes but have never done fries (aside from the frozen kind).

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  15. This post has made me sooo hungry!

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  16. Yum! I may need to leave work to go grab something to eat now!

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  17. omg! this post made me soo hungry : )

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  18. Mmmm yum! This post made me super hungry!=)

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  19. Im so excited to start using my restaurant.com coupons as well.... it was so hard to choose however with how many places are here in LA.
    I'll be posting about your stuffed peppers today :)

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  20. I'm going to have to try that Italian Sausage sandwich! Michael will love that.

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  21. Those dishes all looked delicious! And it looks like ya'll had a wonderful weekend (despite the AWFUL Razorback game - UGH!). Anyway, regarding the carb intake, I too have gained lbs. lately and have gone back on the Atkins diet to get rid of the extra weight. I've tried Weight Watchers, The Biggest Loser, and Atkins and Atkins is the one that I did the best on the last time I tried it. Obviously, I didn't stick with it after losing the weight - but I plan to do so this time around. Have a great day! :o)

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  22. yummage! that does look like a delicious weekend! You are certainly following in yo mommas footsteps. YOu need to get on gchat so I can harass you! :)

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  23. i am in love with sweet potats! please send me some. lol.

    i love how much you love food. i love it too! but it must go right through you and i love your hair curly!

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  24. That sandwich looks fabulous & the side of sweet potato fries has my mouth watering!! YUM!

    Love the key chain at the beginning of the post - that is something I need.

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  25. We love sweet potato fries in our house they are soo good hope you having a good week:-)

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  26. I love sweet potato fries! They are my favorite! I always order them when we go out to eat, but I might have to try making them now!

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  27. That chicken looks really good - I'm going to have to look for it at Target the next time I go.

    I love that you made those sweet potato fries. Believe it or not, I've never had any, but I want to try some. The sandwiches look delicious, too, as does the waffles. I love seeing the amazing things that you make!

    I also really want a Belgian waffle maker!

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  29. YUM. I'm going to have to try those sweet potatoe fries--those are my favorite!

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  30. Mmmmm! I'm a big fan of you guys liking food b/c I like reading about it. :) And your dress in that photo out with friends is FAB! You always look so cute, though. :) XOXO!

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  31. Wow, my mouth is watering right now, I must learn how to make sweet fries, yum! Glad you had fun with the desserts too!

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  32. these recipes look so good!! My hubby loves some sweet potatoes!!

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  33. thank you for posting the sweet potato fries recipe!!! i looooove sweet potatoes but have yet to bake them the right way! i will be making these tonight :)

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