Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Roasted Fingerling Potato Medley

I drug (not medically) The Tortured Teenager to the grocery store with me today. Partly because she's leaving home in months and I will miss these times and partly because she doesn't eat at home nearly enough and I want to entice her to dinner. Each food I placed into the cart was "yuck" "ewh" or a turned up nose. Surprising because she loves all foods. Even the potatoes got the same reaction. Potatoes!! And these were some adorable fingerling potatoes. I could have grabbed a big bag of russets but I am watching my figure and find that a sprinkling of carbs curbs the craving. Plus they are cute AND from Idaho. I love all things from Idaho. (do not insert any jokes. No really lol)

I also find that cauliflower and potatoes go really well together. I make a cauliflower potato dish that The Firefighter loves. It's fast and fools you that you are being naughty. Tonight I'm roasting them with bell pepper and onions and a generous seasoning of some Cajun seasoning. It roasts while the Cheater Honey Dijon Chicken roasts. Garnish with some parsley from the garden and I feel like I'm cheating while staying under my calorie limit. The Tortured Teenager has no idea what she's missing.

Roasted Fingerling Potato Medley
1 head of cauliflower broken up or 1 bag of it chopped
1 onion sliced into chunks
1 bell pepper chopped
1/2 bag of Fingerling Potatoes

Spray a cookie sheet with some cooking spray. Toss the Cauliflower onto the tray. I like my cauliflower pretty roasted so I tend to make the cauliflower chunks pretty small so they will brown up more than everything else.
Make sure the bell pepper is in big chunks. They shrink when roasting.
add the bell pepper and the onion to the pan
quarter the fingerlings
I'm only using half the bag. It makes me feel like I am getting more potatoes than I really am. Tricking my mind is half the battle.

I like all the colors!


Now give it all a good spray with some cooking spray
And sprinkle with some Creole Seasoning. I like this one from Zatarains. If you don't have this, you could opt for some of my Fireman's Seasoning
See! Get it all really good and seasoned!
Roast in a 400 degree oven until golden brown
Try to share with the family!

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