So last night, I'm laying in bed all stressed out over the fact that I can't buy books - or anything - for a while when a light bulb went off; there is a library a stones throw way from my house. Duh. I could walk there it's so close. I could technically walk to the grocery store too but I don't like that one. It feels dirty, and I've had back luck with moldy, icky food...so I go to another one a few towns over. I hate to admit it though, I like owning my books. I'm not sure what it is but I've never been a fan of borrowing them. I guess I'll just have to get used to it. On the plus side, I will be able to read more and if I don't like a book, I won't feel obligated to finish it because I didn't pay for it. I'll just return it to the library. So that will save a lot of money.
Speaking of saving money. The other day I made some French fries for the freezer. Who doesn't eat fries? I know my family does. These were so easy and for $1.99 for a five pound bag I have a whole lot of fries for not a whole lot of money. I haven't bought frozen fries in ages but what are they, $3.99 for a small bag? That's crazy! I think I'll stick with making my own.
Here's what you need: Potatoes, a large pot, water and a few cookie sheets.
First wash and peel the potatoes.
Next, cut them into strips. I don't have a French fry cutter, only a knife, so what I did was just slice a small strip off one end, cut it in half, then cut it into strips.
Next, Put them in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Once it comes to a rolling boil shut it off! You want fries, not mush. This helps soften them up and get rid of the starch so they don't turn brown in the freezer.
Next lay them out on a cookie sheet to dry. After about an hour pop them into the freezer. Once they are frozen, pop them into a freezer bag and place back into the freezer.
When you want to use them, just toss them with a bit of olive oil and salt, bake at 375 until they are golden brown.
Easy, peasy…err pototatoey? Nah, that doesn't make sense.
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