two skinny jenkins

090421 – burgers + sweet potato fries
090421, 10:07 pm
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img_3303it’s FREE CONE DAY at BEN & JERRY’S, so i decided that i should make something nice and light for dinner…oops.  that was my original intent anyway.  then i realized that the sweet potatoes were peaking, and we happened to have some ground beef in the freezer.  so i had to make sweet potato fries and burgers.  it was filling, but really good.

the burgers i just marinated in Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce for an hour, then grilled in our cast iron skillet.


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into fries
  • 2 T canola oil
  • 3 T taco seasoning
  • pinch of cayenne powder
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • bit of salt
  1. toss the fries together with all the seasonings in a large bowl
  2. preheat oven to 425° and bake on a sheet for 30 min, then flip them and bake another 20-30 min, until browning.

094021 – guacamole
090421, 9:56 pm
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ever since i sampled the guacamole at Oyamel in DC, made table-side with a mortar and pestle, i have been making my own at home and LOVING IT.  it is so easy to make, and can be affordable when the avocados are in season.

i made the chips by slicing up some tortillas, brushing with evoo, sprinkling with sea salt, and broiling on each side on high for a minute.

  • 2 ripe avocados (preferably Haas)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • approx 1/3 T FINELY chopped onion
  • 1/2 C canned diced tomatoes, drained
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • S + P
  1. squeeze lime juice over avocado in small mixing bowl.  Use a fork to crush the avocado.
  2. mix in remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste.