Seasoned roasted potato wedges

These days I’m on the lookout for new, delicious ways to prepare a bunch of russet potatoes. This recipe for Oven Potato Wedges from onceamonthmeals.com was a big hit. Most of them went in the freezer for future meals, and I don’t know how well they’ll reheat yet, but I’m optimistic. The fresh ones were delicious, mostly thanks to the seasoning blend. It’s called Best Burger Seasoning and it adds a lot of flavor and a little spice to basic roasted potatoes. Process notes used 12 potatoes (which were on the small side) 3 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp Best Burger Seasoning blend…

What I’m doing with 10 pounds of Russet potatoes

I could not pass up the seasonal 10-pounds-for-$.87 sale. Even though last year I swore I wouldn’t do it again because most of the potatoes went bad long before we could eat them. But this Fall I have a new plan: freezing. I broke that 10-pound bag into a few groups: 4 to bake and freeze 5-6 to shred into hash browns and freeze 5-6 to dice into cubes and freeze 6 for the refrigerator to use in the immediate future For the baking group, I scrubbed them clean, pricked once with a sharp knife, and baked for 60 min. at…

Easy lentil soup with carrots, celery, and tomato

Easy Lentil Soup with Carrots, Celery, and Tomato

One of my big grocery store weaknesses is the bulk section at Winco. (The other big one is cheese.) So with some impulse-buy French green lentils in my pantry, I needed to figure out what to make with…French green lentils. I also wanted to use up some diced carrot and celery, making this Easy Lentil Soup recipe sound like a great fit. I made a few substitutions based on what I had on hand and came up with a slightly revised version. Which was surprisingly hearty and full of flavor considering the simplicity of the ingredients. As soon as I finished my bowl I was already looking…

thread spool and bobbin rack

DIY spool and bobbin rack for thread

My thread and bobbins have been sitting on my work table for awhile now, and every time I bump them they go clanging all over the place. I don’t have a ton of thread spools, but there are enough that it’s become cumbersome to just have them sitting out. I didn’t feel like buying a new one and wanted to go the DIY route. We had some old cabinet doors with cat scratches on the front, so I picked a medium-sized one for the thread rack. My husband helped me put it together by cutting 3/16-in. dowels into 4-in. pieces, and…