Today is September 11 – a day that used to be like most other days, but is now the anniversary of a game-changing dark day. It’s been 13 years, and while I remember it like it was yesterday, I don’t feel the need to write about it this year. I’ve done it before – and I’m sure I’ll do it again when I eventually visit the completed memorial and One World Trade. It’s been 12 years since I’ve been there, and nearly 7 since I was last in New York City…something that will need to be remedied soon as I miss it.
I thought about what I wanted to write for today and I was taken back to that time, when for three months afterwards, I was depressed and scared and did nothing but shove food in my mouth…primarily french fries. I was reminded how some Republicans wanted them renamed Freedom Fries because the French didn’t approve our invasion of Iraq a few years later. I was also reminded that when I was younger and my metabolism was faster, I could subsist on nothing but and not really gain weight….sigh. Those days are all over.
I still like the fries. A lot. I try to limit my inhaling of them…but I am still a connoisseur…and given I need to start learning how to eat at home how I eat out, I scoured the web for a few good recipes on baking fries. Baking because I don’t own a FryDaddy and because it’s just better for you.
Here are a few yummy sounding recipes I’ll be trying soon…
Crispy Baked French Fries by Beantown Baker
Extra Crispy Oven-Baked French Fries by Layers of Happiness
Let me know if you beat me to it, and if you do, how you like them!