Tonight I’m meeting two girlfriends from college for a glass of wine (or two) at Rioja! a wine bar right outside of downtown. I had to run home after work to change, so I grabbed some dinner while I was there. I’m sure they serve food there, but I decided to eat beforehand anyway because
1. It’s healthier
2. It’s cheaper
3. I don’t like waiting that long to eat!
This way I can have a light dinner now, and if I’m hungry later I can have a snack! I think they serve “tapas”, so it’d be the perfect size for a bite later.
I snacked on some Triscuits while I got dressed.
I tried to use my new mandolin to make sweet potato fries.
Didn’t so much work.
Guess the sweet potato was just too tough for it. Which is annoying because I wanted the mandolin to make it easier to cut sweet potatoes!
Oh well, my knife worked out just fine. Just need a lil’ elbow grease.
Seasoned with onion and garlic powder, chili powder, red pepper, cumin, and cinnamon. Baked for about 30 min at 400 degrees.
I love pairing sweet potatoes and black beans so I served my fries with a Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger. I mixed some ketchup and Jamaican jerk sauce for dipping.
Now I’m off to see what this wine bar’s all about.
Enjoy your Saturday night 🙂