I need to apologize for dropping off the face of the earth last week. Believe it or not but the Seattle area does have internet access it is only that my mother and step dad don't really know how or why it works or how easy it is to swap out computers or how it doesn't really break it if you plug in another computer or that if you plug in another computer your internet service provider doesn't charge you extra. Knowing that it might be a painful exercise in futility to explain all this to them it seemed like dropping off the face of the earth was a better option. My mother doesn't have wireless internet access. She's only got the cable type which isn't to say that wouldn't have worked great but my step dad gets a little cranky about anything to do with computers. Bless his little heart.
I had three options
1. Using my step dad's computer. He volunteers it all the time only to get all upset if the screen doesn't look exactly like when he left it. I hate to upset him so that option was out.
2. I had thought to unplug his computer then plug mine in but I didn't want to crawl aroung under his desk.
3. I could have bought a wireless router but figured that if I had any problems the man would have freaked the hell out.
So I just decided to opt out of anything except Twitter and Facebook. Those I could keep up a bit with my phone.
I'm back now. JR and I got back to Houston on Saturday evening. We were totally spent from flying most of the day. For some crazy reason the flight to Seattle seemed to take about half the time of the flight home. Maybe it was a time warp or something. I don't know but we were exhausted by the time we got home.
While we were in the Seattle area we ate out; A LOT! One of the places that we went for lunch is a favorite of our oldest son and his wife. I can't remember the name but it is this little cafe in a strip mall. One of the sides that looked really good was a sweet potato hash. I didn't have any because it had bacon in it but everyone else thought it was good. That got me hankering for sweet potato hash. Sunday morning I tried my hand at it.
Sweet Potato Hash
3 medium sized sweet potatoes or yams, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
1 cup onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons cumin
1 cup meatless chorizo
2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
Dice sweet potatoes. Place in a pot or large fry pan with enough water to just about cover over medium heat. Cover and cook until the potatoes are almost cooked through. You don't want them to be too soft. Sort of al dente. Drain.
Put back into the fry pan or transfer into a large fry pan if you cooked them originally in a pot. Drizzle with the olive oil. Fry over medium to medium high heat. Add onions, garlic, chorizo and cumin to the potatoes. Mix gently.
Fry until the onions are cooked through. The sugar in the potatoes will caramelize and get all yummy.
Serves 6ish. I couldn't tell you all the fat, calories or nutritional value but I can tell you that everyone liked it and it can't be all that bad.
See you all around.