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Random thoughts to close out this Friday


  • Why don't supermarkets carry sweet potato fries? I haven't been able to find them in any of my local grocery stores.

  • Gas at $1.99! I haven't seen that since before I left San Diego.

  • Every time I see a black person now I think, "President." (I think I'm going to expound on this more later.)

  • It's raining! Yay!

  • Did I mention when we lost power today the electric pole caught fire?

  • I made gingerbread tonight. It was either that or mint frosted brownies.

  • Those green vegetable storage bags really work!

  • Cranberry Sierra Mist is back for Christmas! Yum!

  • I finally put all those tote bags from various cons to work - I use them as grocery bags.

  • When you put silverware in the dishwasher, put the sharp pointy things in sharp pointy side DOWN. Ouch.

  • You know it's been a long week when you fall asleep on the couch after you finish dinner. :)


G'nite folks!

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thespian
Nov. 15th, 2008 09:12 am (UTC)
check the frozen section of the 'Organic/Health Food' section of your store. The local grocery near me has one brand of 'non traditional' oven baked things in the regular section (they do onion rings as well as sweet potato fries), but in the health food section, they have 4 different types of sweet potato fries and 2 of onion rings, both of which cost less for some reason.
esprix
Nov. 15th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
I shall! My co-worker said she saw them in one of the 4 stores in the area with the other french fries, but I didn't think to check the organics.
akirashima
Nov. 15th, 2008 10:08 am (UTC)
yet kerosene is still higher than even diesel.

they sell things at dollar tree that you can make them with real easy. also i have seen them at Dollar tree in the freezer section. that would be the potato things there. i also find occasionally the sweet potato potato chips and blue potato chips from the peruvian blue potatoes. which are really kinda purple...

YOU JUST NOW FIGURED OUT THOSE BAGS COULD BE USEFUL FOR GROCERIES! damn guy. hell i have been reusing those good plastic bags til they die a horrid death and then cut out the good parts and keep on using them (they make nice patches on things and other creative things :) heck i have used them to piece together ground cover plastic under mulch to keep weeds at bay)

But do you know why they work? they have silver in them. they also have tupperware type containers made with the same stuff. they work nice too. just wish they were cheaper but then they are made with silver fro crimany sake. hmm i wonder if coloidial silver would help with the bacterial problem i am having with my fish...

Also when putting silverware in the sink to wash it pointy parts go away from you and down. slits betwixt the fingers have lots of pain to offer.

and i am guessing you did not get the electrical pole fire on film and post to you tube did you...
esprix
Nov. 15th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
I've tried sweet potato chips and they're pretty good, but I have a weakness for the fries. I did find sweet potato patties that can be baked or microwaved, so I'm going to try those the next time Q and I actually have dinner together.

I've only recently started getting vegetables (notably lettuce) and had seen those advertisements for those green bags that disperse gases and keep the veggies fresher longer. I didn't know silver was the magic ingredient, but they weren't too expensive - I think they were $10 for 20 bags, and they're reusable.

And I did try to take a picture of the fire, but the camera on my phone is crappy, and by the time I got a good shot the fire was almost out.
akirashima
Nov. 15th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
silver is antimicrobial anti fungal and antibacterial. they have bandaids with silver in them too. I have a box of them. but at the dollar tree they sell a lot of kitchen equipstuff.

they have a neat thing that you press down on a tater to make fries! it is like one of those apple corer/slicer but a grid. then you just cut up the taters and bake them or fry them or both.
esprix
Nov. 16th, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
I do need to get one of those tater slicers. I see ads for them all the time.
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esprix
Nov. 15th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
I've had one head of lettuce for a week and a half now and it's still green and crispy. The key, apparently, is to keep everything dry.
crankyasanoldma
Nov. 15th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure Alexia makes sweet potato fries....So does McCain brand. Maybe if you go to company websites, they'll have a "search for stores" option and you'll know where to go. You know who also carries some interesting frozen food (around here) are Target Stores.
esprix
Nov. 15th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
That's a good idea, and I haven't checked Target, so I'll give it a looksee. Thanks!
minotaurs
Nov. 15th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
Try Trader Joe's for sweet potato fries.
esprix
Nov. 15th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, but you've obviously mistaken my surroundings as civilization. We don't have any of that fancy big-city crap here!
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esprix
Nov. 15th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
I did that once, but the act of cutting the sweet potato up killed my hand (I wanted them thin!). So I'd rather buy them pre-done. I dunno. I may try again, but at least now I have suggestions.
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esprix
Nov. 16th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
Which one's that? is that the curved knife in the wooden bowl?
writethewrongs
Nov. 18th, 2008 04:57 am (UTC)
Yay for Cranberry Sierra Mist! But remember, that means the Holiday Hawk can't be far behind... Watch the skies...
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