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Passport to Parsnips

Posted Jan 13 2011 8:11pm

I haven't posted in awhile, lots to catch you guys up on...

On Monday night I made parsnip fries and they were DELICIOUS. I had actually bought the parsnips about a week earlier and I was afraid they were going to go bad, but they didn't- I love long lasting vegetables! Eric wanted to try out the "fry-making" feature on his mandolin so he went to town on my parsnips after I peeled them. He had to put some serious muscle into it when it go to the middle of the fries, and I ended cutting the middle of the last few because I was afraid he was going to chop off one of his fingers. It was pretty awesome to get them SO little though. After Eric exercised all his slicing skills I put all the pieces into a big bag with some olive oil and shook away. Then I put my fries on a baking sheet and threw them in the oven at 400 degrees. I flipped them over about halfway through and they took less than 20 minutes to cook.

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Amazing. Make these. Seriously.

Other interesting news this week? We had a massive blizzard in Boston. Last year we didn't have a ton of snow in the winter so I was definitely starting to get cocky about my ability to manage snow. School got canceled for Wednesday early Tuesday night. I immediately started plotting the yoga class I was going to attend the next morning. Um... no, there was at least a foot of snow on the ground when I woke up in the morning and no sign of stopping. Whoops, forgot I live in Massachusetts for a sec.

It was okay to stay home all day though, I got a ton of work done for the language acquisition class that I'm taking, so at least that's good. A lot of schools around were canceled today too, but my district does not participate in this sort of codling... we are tough suburb-of-Bostonians.

In final news, I discovered this REALLY awesome thing called Passport to Prana . It has a ton of different locations in both the US and Canada. Basically, you purchase a Passport for $30 and you can go to any yoga studio on their list for FREE until the expiration date. Considering most yoga classes are $15-$20, this is an amazing deal, especially if you like to try out new places. I'm not going to buy a Boston one this year because I already have a pass that expires at the end of January for my studio and the Boston pass expires at the end of January, but some of the locations have much later expiration dates. I'll definitely be taking advantage of this when they offer the next one! I think it even mentioned somewhere that most places will honor their "it's free the first time" promotion for you even if you have used a Passport to Prana before which means 2 free classes at some places. Anyone else love free stuff?

I'm off to the Cape this weekend to celebrate fake-New Years with Caroline , Katie and the boys! What is everyone up to?

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