Day Off, or so I thought

My relaxing day off from work has felt like anything but that.  Between my dentist’s appointment this morning and running errands that I have been putting off, I haven’t had a moment to sit down & relax.

Originally I planned to work on some recipes, bake bread & practice my cake decorating but I think I’ll just focus on the last two tasks now.

Instead of trying a new recipe for lunch I stuck to something I always enjoy for a quick lunch or dinner, my healthy take on a hot dog & fries.

To start I cut a half of a sweet potato into fries and soaked them in water for about 10 minutes.  After drying off the sweet potatoes I mixed them with olive oil, paprika, curry powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and a sprinkle of raw cane sugar.  Then the sweet potatoes were wrapped up in aluminum foil and put in a preheated 400°F oven.

sweet potato fries

As the sweet potatoes cooked, I sauteed onion slices in olive oil with a little salt.  When they were soft (and 10 min) I added about a teaspoon of thai chili sauce.

Onions

Once the sweet potatoes were tender, I removed them from the aluminum foil and spread out on a baking sheet to cook for another 10 minutes (turned once after 5 minutes).

Sweet potatoes on pan

I then heated up an all-natural Al Fresco Buffalo Style Chicken Sausage (fully cooked).  When the sausage and fries were almost done, I toasted an Ezikiel Sprouted Grain Bun (didn’t realize until then that I had no hot dog rolls!).

I spread 1 laughing cow light Swiss cheese wedge on the bun when it came out of the oven and assembled my “hot dog” and onions.  With the sweet & spicy fries on the side, it was great!

Hot Dog & Fries

Finished 2

The sun is finally shining here in NY so after I start the yeast for my bread, I’m off to take a nice long walk.  Then time to take on that cake!

Cheers!

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