Monday, January 5, 2009

Sweet potato fries, and my nemesis - The Sauerkraut Jar!

First of all, why have I never made sweet potato fries before? They are delicious, full of beta carotene, so pretty, AND they are easy to make! Just don't buy your sweet potatoes at Whole Foods... I spent $6-something on 2! Yikes! For the fries, I used this recipe, which I thought was great except that the fries needed a longer cooking time. After surfing around for different dips, I decided to make a curry mayo. It was awesome! I used 3/4 cups Vegenaise, 1 tsp. curry powder, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 3 cloves of crushed garlic. Delicioso!

On to my evil nemesis, The Sauerkraut Jar. Dun dun duuuuuuunnnnn! I also made some Tofurkey brats, and was planning to have one with some sauerkraut. Jesse wasn't home from work yet, so it was just me and the jar. I've never had too much of a problem before, just use a little hot water, or bang the edge with a butter knife, but this one hated me. I yelled and screamed at it, but it still wouldn't budge! After a few minutes of walking away and coming back to try again, I thought I almost had it! I twisted it really hard and *pop* went my wrist. Being the stubborn bastard that I am, I twisted some more, and then *!POP!* went my wrist. Owwwwwwwwwwwww! I don't know what the heck I did, but I couldn't hold the camera or my plate up after that. My wrist still hurts today! The Sauerkraut Jar kicked my ass. But, we'll meet again! And next time, my wrists will be much stronger! Bwahahahahahaha!!!
Sweet potato fries, curry mayo, pathetic Tofurkey brat with no sauerkraut, mandarin

10 comments:

shelby said...

Sweet Potato Fries!!! YUM!

jessy said...

i hope your wrist gets better fast! damn that sauerkraut jar! jerk!

sweet potato oven fries are the best - and sooooo addictive! yummy! gonna have to try out some curry mayo, too! wow!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Nice fries!

River said...

OUCH!! Wrist injuries are the worst! I've had one for months, whenever I think it's getting better... *pop*! I hope yours heals soon! :)

Bianca said...

Oh, I hope your wrist is okay! I HATE it when that happens. Since I live alone, I can't get a man to do it (and though my feminist self hates that about me, if there was one around, I'd surely pawn it off on him). I've been tempted to break the jar before, but then I realized there'd be shards of glass in my food. And that wouldn't be worth it.

Have you tried using a hand can opener around the edges? Sometimes I do that and just transfer the stuff to a container since it deems the lid unusable.

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

hey chelsea, i'm sorry about your wrist! i use a pop bottle opener to get those lids loose, then they twist right off. i love me some sweet potatoes in any form. i've heard whole foods called "whole paychecks" by my other friends. don't you have a vitamin cottage nearby?

xo jewy

Sarah said...

Looks great! Glad you liked them!

Jeni Treehugger said...

OUCH!!!!
Naughty Sauerkraut Jar!
Get better soon wrist.
xx

Chelsea said...

My wrist feels better today. Thanks for all the good juju, gals! :)

Katie said...

I do okay with jars, it's those plastic maple syrup and/or molasses lids that get me. Hope your wrist heals fast!