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Quick, say Grace, It’s Tuesday… something sassy, stinky and savory to share

A few blog postings ago, I casually mentioned the side dish to my Sloppy Joes.  Did you catch it, did it make your mouth water?  Or are you just saying “sure I read your blog”!  While the sloppy joes were indeed sloppy and drippy (yes, a real word) and quite tasty…………..the side dish was mouth-watering, aroma shocking, grab several paper napkins, swing your feet under the table like a third grade girl…………..amazing and so good.   Do you remember what I was making?  Will this picture hint help just a bit?   Yes siree, GARLIC FRIES.  Can I get an AMEN?   Okay, here is the recipe of pure goodness and good news you kitchen challenged friends….easy peasy!  Take out your food processor, toss in a couple handfuls of garlic, a few sprigs of thyme and buckle up and go for a spin……it will be chunky for a few seconds then it turns into sassy tidbits of pure flavor.  Dump, …I mean, gently scoop the chopped mixture into a lovely little sauce pan.  Add a few glugs of olive oil…….okay……..add one more glug.  Yep, that’s it.  Simmer, simmer, simmer……..we are simmering………..  This is where I got my potatoes scrubbed and cut up, oiled and seasoned and dumped (lined up nicely) on a Silpat lined cookie sheet.  Bake …you know the drill.  HOWEVER, the beauty of this “recipe” is that you can use FROZEN french fries if that is your pleasure (not one ounce of judgement, we have all used frozen french fries).  Bake those puppies until golden brownie goodness.

So far we have, simmering, make your eyes water with stinky goodness, savory garlic……(I hope your fancy computer has the aroma button, because this is aroma for the few, the lucky……….the enlightened!)    French Fries baking until golden perfection……………..   Take out your homemade or store-bought fries and dump (yeah, this time dump) them into a big ol’ mixing bowl……..then pour over 1/2 of that sassy goodness (save the other half to mix into your fried rice dish tomorrow, you will thank me for that tip O goodness)………….TOSS, TOSS, TOSS , then toss in some real salt……….not the blue container people, REAL salt…….  and you know the drill………..grab a stack of paper napkins, SAY GRACE (it’s amazing) and for the love of eating food with your hands and licking your fingers………………….dig in!

ps.  Cooking for my family brings me the feeling of goodness.  Set the table, sit down, talk about the day’s topics……..in between swipes of paper napkins and laughter, somehow the bond between husband and wife and kiddos and grandgirlies and friends you think of as family are cemented together forever. It may not be the fanciest meal you have ever set before them, however, every single time you do……..you just know in your heart and soul…………you “done good”.  …and the people shouted, AMEN!

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