I'm headed back to the States after a wonderful visit with my daughter and her family in London. I'm feeling a bit sad, knowing my time with this delightful family is over, for now. I'll be missing them along with the everyday life I get to experience (hectic as it can be with three little girls under six years old!). At the same time, I'm VERY excited to get back to my husband and our life together.
As I'm winging my way through "the heavens", headed home, I thought I'd share a fun recipe that I made this past week for sweet potato and parsnip chips ................. in the microwave! You know the ridiculously expensive, "gourmet" chips that you find in the fancy markets? Well you can make them yourself, in minutes! I had seen a recipe online, but it sounded too good, too easy to be true ................. but it's not!
I actually tried these in the oven and in the microwave and ended up liking the results better in the microwave and it certainly was a lot quicker. The only benefit to making them in the oven is that you can make a lot more in one batch. I think they come out crispier in the microwave and in the time it would take for oven chips, you could do several batches in the microwave. You'll want to give these a try, they're fun, delicious and definitely much healthier than store-bought chips that are fried in lots of oil.
P.S. .............. and if your diaper changing table is near a window, or if you just happen to be outdoors today, look up and remember Psalm 19:1 and the One who made the beautiful skies above. I will be thinking of it for sure, as I glance out the plane window and smiling as I recall little Lilly and my wonderful visit with her, her sisters, mum and dad - in London! Cheerio!
Sweet Potato & Parsnip Chips - Microwave Style
1 medium sweet potato, very thinly sliced
1 medium parsnip, very thinly sliced
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
½ teaspoon sea salt
1. Slice sweet potatoes and turnips into thin (⅛-inch) rounds. (I used a mandolin but you could use a sharp knife or even a vegetable peeler.)