Friday, February 12, 2016

GET A LITTLE SMASHED THIS WEEKEND



Because it feels like I've done nothing but eat, breath and sleep RENOVATIONS for the last several months, it's always nice to kick back and relax with something delicious on the weekends. For you avid dieters, take a break from it just once, and EAT YOURSELF SILLY. Well, not really, but even diets have a cheat day worked into most programs, so cheat ON THIS!
HERE'S WHAT WE DO: heat oven to 350. Scatter small red or yukon gold potatoes on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in oven for 45 minutes and set timer for 35 minutes. Ten minutes before they are finished, take them out of the oven and SMASH them (idea here is just to flatten them NOT MASH them) then place back in oven for remaining ten minutes.
WHAT YOU GET: the final ten minutes of cooking the potatoes smashed will help absorb the salt, pepper and olive oil and makes them yummy little supporting actors to any star meal. We typically balance out the carb with a roasted veggie, like carrots or broccoli.