I really wish the “Food and Drink” section of Pinterest wasn’t full of outlandishly decadent desserts all the friggin time. It’s killing me. We’ve got a wedding in Miami next weekend–during which I will be wearing skimpy summertime clothes…and a swimsuit–and it’s fracking killing me. I’m surprisingly fine without fruit–I’m even good without the green apple and pumpkin ration. But someone PLEASE GOD IN HEAVEN GIVE ME A TRAY OF PEANUT BUTTER S’MORES BARS. Or I might kill someone.
On a mildly related note, does it piss anyone else off as much as me the number of things labeled as “healthy”? Like “ZOMG HEALTHY BREAKFAST IDEA!!!!” under a pic of some sugar and starch laden bastardization of a brownie? Just because it has oatmeal and peanut butter in it does not make something “healthy.” “Low fat” is not healthy. And for the love of God, stop calling sh*t “low calorie”…especially desserts…if it’s a damn dessert it’s going to be bad for you, end of story. Unless it’s fruit. But fruit is not a dessert. Accept your damn cheat meal and move on with your life. And if you have a board chock full of outlandish desserts, that’s fine, but goddamnit do NOT tell me you ALSO have a “Fitness Inspiration” board full of half naked women with little mantras like, “Never give up! You will have your dream body one day!” or “To hear the words, ‘Have you lost weight?'” or “Butt-kicking fat loss system!!” OMG, people. Are you for real?
Pet Pinterest Peeves. OK, I’m done.
So I’m actually going to dedicate part of this post to m rutabaga fries. So good. I got a bunch of rutabagas by accident the other day–I was looking for turnips and somehow ended up with these. I’m so smart. The cashier so kindly offered to let me bring them back but I hate making a scene. OK, that’s not true. BUT I took them home and figured, when in doubt, slather them in fat and toss ‘em in the oven.
2 Large Rutabagas
1/4 c Oil or Fat (I used rendered duck fat from earlier in the week)
Coarse Sea Salt
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Wash and dry your rutabagas and trim any roots. Cut into fries, about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
Toss the fries in a bowl with fat and salt to taste. Arrange on baking sheets, no more than 1/2 inch apart. Bake for 20-25 minutes (depending on how crispy you like them), flipping halfway through.