Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—though we love to try new dishes, your post doesn’t have to be a recipe.If you want, you can simply photograph your dog with a biscuit balanced on his nose. Though not for human consumption, a dog biscuit loosely falls into the category of food. My point is that we’re pretty relaxed over here, and posts like that are as welcome as menus and recipes.When your Food on Fridays contribution is ready, just grab the broccoli button (the big one above or smaller option at the bottom) to paste at the top of your post. It ties us together visually.Then plug your name and link into Linky Tools.
Food on Fridays with Ann
When the weather turns cold, I start to crave potatoes.So I start grating or cubing russets, Yukon Gold and sweet potatoes to fry up in some olive oil.When I’m in a hurry, I put a little water in the bottom of the skillet, stick the big lid on it, and let the potatoes steam a little while to cook through. Then I set the lid aside so that the potatoes brown.Depending on what I have in the fridge, I might add some stuff.Like veggies.I mix them in after the potatoes are getting pretty soft.Then I remember that my friend Mike, the organic farmer, pleaded with me to eat greens. “You have got to get greens in your diet,” he said. “Please, please start eating greens!”So I grab some greens to toss in.Spinach doesn’t take long to cook, so I toss it in toward the end.And then, when everything is cooked, browned, wilty, or whatever it’s supposed to look like, I dish it up.Rather carelessly, as you can see.Never mind the stray spinach leaf and sweet potato tidbit. My goal is rarely presentation. Though I did have the presence of mind to chronicle my humble potato prep to share with you today, I mostly just want to eat it.So that’s me. I crave potatoes in colder weather, whether fried, baked, mashed, or as thickeners in the soups that will start simmering.How about you? Have your hankerings shifted with the change in weather to new textures and seasonings?