Thursday, June 5, 2008

Wait, purple what?

Picking up ingredients on Monday for dinner, and found purple potatoes!!! Other than the color, which comes from the same antioxidants that give blueberries their color, there really isn't anything too terribly special about them.

 

Surprisingly, they taste just like..... potatoes. :) But they sure look pretty.

Used in a baked chicken dish that turned out very mediocre, and not deserving a post all its own.

 

 

I haven't been cooking an awful lot lately (hence the lacking of food posts) due to a busy schedule. This doesn't look like it will be letting up any time soon either, as we just joined the gym with the intention of going 3 times a week after work.

 

Hopefully I will get to do some cooking next week though. We are taking the whole week off of work to get away from the office place. Scheduled activities include camping for two nights, with the intent of trying MREs (for those backpacking trips where you don't want to haul lots o' food around) and cooking hamburgers (maybe?) the second night.

 

Also planning on going down to Phoenix for some more sun and swimming at the mom-in-law's house, hopefully without the nose-breaking fun of last weekend.

 

Can't wait to get out of the office!! :)

4 comments:

katydidnot said...

i heart purple potatoes. want to know why?

because they freak my kids out. totally.

TomboCheck said...

Katy - for sure! This mixed with some bright red asparagus, and some red beets, you'd have a rainbow meal that the kids wouldn't get within 10 feet of. :)

melissa said...

You may enjoy this:

http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/04/fork-crushed-purple-potatoes/

Ooo MRE's. Yum. *Cough*

(though Steve swore they weren't bad if you used the little Tabasco thingy on everything LOL)

TomboCheck said...

Melissa - SmittenKitchen is one of the places that made me want purple potatoes in the first place. That blog ROCKS!

As for the MREs, yeah they are never what one would consider super-tasty eats, but they don't take up much room, and are easy to prepare, so they have their uses.

This will be DaNece's first time eating them, so we will see what she thinks. :)