Whoooo baby! I don’t know about you, but are you all perpetually sloshed just to get through the holidays? No? Just me? Are you all not the bane of your in-laws’ existence? Wow. This is awkward. As usual. I should learn how to start my posts better, I guess.
Well, at the very least, I look forward to hearing an update from Serafina on if she was able to pass off those pies as normal pies. I was obsessively thinking about them for weeks. They even showed up in my regular sex dreams that I have about her. Too much detail? Not enough? I never can tell.
It’s the time of year for pumpkin or sweet potatoes or whatever. Carbs. It’s time for carbs. Actually it’s always the season for carbs at my house.
Does deconstruction mean chop up the sweet potato? Because that’s just what I did. That counts.
Deconstructed Chili Fiesta (TM)
Can of black beans
Sweet potatoes or yams
Guac if you’re a rich asshole
Peel and chop up the sweet potato into bit sized pieces. Toss them in salt and oil and roast at 425 degrees for… I dunno. 15-20 mins. Heat up the beans. Combine the beans and potatoes. Season with all the seasoning stuff to your liking, and add salsa. Eat, possibly share with another person, or whatever.
Does this meal sound like it’s actually something that should go into a meal? No. It doesn’t. Stop trying to make things so complicated, Jennifer. Just eat the potatoes.
I’m not gonna lie, I wasn’t prepared for this week. Chalk it up to me coming down with the man flu or something. Also, it’s cold as hell where I live, but no snow (figure out where I live, you weather snoopers!). Also, I hate the expression “cold as hell” because I thought hell was hot, so am I being ironic and it’s not actually cold here? Even I don’t know, so I guess I can go ahead and wear shorts today.
I have been beyond unmotivated these last 20 years, and I doubt that will change in the next 20, loveliest readers. However, I’m dusting off my nice camera and picking up some more projects after the holidays, which means I’ll be putting those off and writing on here instead. Count yourselves lucky because you’ll be getting some quality content from me.
That day isn’t today though.
However, to keep things festive, I used sweet potatoes. I eat these a lot because I tell myself they are healthier than regular potatoes, which I also eat, but I’ll never tell you about it.
This recipe is easy, kind of healthy, vaguely filling, and vegan, so you can have all the bragging rights of every other asshole health nut out there that is bothering you to eat healthy.
Mary Ellen’s Sweet Potato Fiesta!
(This feeds two people)
2 baked sweet potatoes
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup preferred salsa
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
Cut sweet potatoes in half long ways and slice up the insides to break it open. Heat the rinsed beans until hot in the microwave and add the other ingredients. Spoon on potatoes. Enjoy the rest of your night or go to bed early.