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What We y Wednesday
. Food: Homemade (Sweet Po-
'^"tato) Fries - Now, I am like eveiy
other American out there, and I love
french fries. But with my 2010 reso
lution to stop eating as much pro
cessed food, I've had trouble find
ing non-fast-food and non-frozen
versions. I also have a penchant for
sweet potato fries (which are even
more elusive), so a few nights ago, I
went back to the basics and bought a
sweet potato and a fiying pan in ef
fort to make myself some homemade
sweet potato fries. After wrestling
a bit with butter, brown sugar, and
cinnamon, what do you know% I can
cook! ,!\nd no^v, I am here to share
with you my easy-peasy homemade,
sw'eet potato fiy recipe:
Ingredients: 1 sw'eet potato, 2-5
Tbsp butter, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, 1
1. Use a fork to stab aeration holes
in the potato, then bake it in the
micrownve for five minutes.
2. Take it out and cut it into fry-
slices (I made my fries circular to
make this easier). The slices should
- be about V4" to V2’' thick.
3. Melt 1/2 of the butter in a fiying
pan on medium-high heat. The but
ter should sizzle and pop a bit.
4. Add the potato slices. Then
sprinkle half of the brown sugar and
cinnamon on the top of the pota
5. Cook for about a minute, or un
til the bottom of the potatoes start
to blacken and crisp a bit. Flip each
fry over, then sprinkle the remain
ing brown sugar and cinnamon on
this side of the fries.
6. Add the rest of the butter to the
pan, so that it will continue to sizzle
and ■‘fiy’” the potatoes. Cook until
both sides are blackened and a bit
crispy (you may want to turn the
fries a few more times.)
7. Remove fi'om heat and let cool a
*Note: These fries are not veiy
crispy. To make them crispier you
could use oil instead of butter. But
be careful because oil splatters and
burns more. Also, you could use
this same method to make regular
French fries. Just replace the cin
namon and brown sugar with salt
Fashion: Trendy Scatv^es -Scarv'es
hat'e been a major trend this season,
and I see most Meredith w'omen
sporting colorful pashminas or knit
numbers under jackets these days.
But when I spotted a woman com
ing out of Urban Outfitters wearing
what I could only describe as a scarf
wath a hood. I must admit that I was
originally a bit confused. How'ever,
I must admit that upon inspec
tion I realized my error. Hooded
scatv'es hold so much more warmth
that regular scarves, and they offer^ '
protection from the wintry drizzles ^
we’ve been experiencing recently^
Another scarf trend this season - ."y,;
is the “eternity" or circle scarf.
Promoted especially by American-
Apparel, these are scarv'es with the
ends sewn together to create a giant
loop, and you only have to visit the'
AA website to see that they offer ' .i -
endless wardrobe possibilities. " .
With the cold weather seem
ing prolonged this year, I’m '
thinking I may just need to go '
out and buy myself a trendy
scarf for the extra warmth and
fashion this season.
February Movie Madness
Caitlin Griffin, Staff Writer
Don’t avoid theaters in Febru
ary just because you hate mushy
movies! The box office is on the
ball this month with various new
releases for all cinematic tastes.
For the ladies: Dear John,
starring Channing Tatum, Henry
Thomas, and Amanda Seyfried.
PG-13. Young soldier John Tyree
meets the love of his life, college
student Savannah Curtis, while
home on leave. They begin a
whirlwind romance that lasts seven
years, even though it is largely
conducted through a stream of love
letters throughout the long period
of John’s dangerous deployments.
Little do they know that their in
nocent correspondence will trigger
tragic consequences! You can try
to talk your boyfriend into taking
you to this romance flick, but we all
know that movies based on Nicho
las Sparks’ novels are better on a
girls’ night out.
For dates or mixed groups of
friends: Valentine’s Day, starring
Ashton Kutcher, Julia Roberts,
and Anne Hathaway. PG-13. Now
here’s a side-stitching comedy
that even the guys are sure to
love! Simply put, Valentine’s Day
follows the intertwining stories
of a group of Los Angeles couples
and singles as they find their way
through romance (or suffer from
the lack thereof) on February 14. If
you’ve ever felt anxiety about the
expectations of Hallmark’s favorite
holiday, this is the perfect movie
For the action maniacs: From
Paris with Love, starring Jonathan
Rhys Meyers, and John Travolta.
R. The guys will adore you for
accompanying them to this excit
ing and comedic action flick. As a
personal aide to the U.S. Ambas
sador in France, James Reece has
a life in Paris that anyone would
want, but he’s bored to tears. His
real passion is his side job as a
low-level operative for the CIA,
and his goal is to become a true
secret agent. So when he’s offered
his’first senior-level assignment,
he can’t believe his good luck...
until he meets his new terrorist
hunting partner, Charlie Wax.
Wax leads Reese on a dangerous
shooting spree through the Pa
risian underworld that suddenly
has James praying for a quick
return to his desk job! But when
James discovers he’s a target of the
same crime ring they’re trying to
bust, he realizes that Wax might
be his only hope for staying alive.
Viewers will surely appreciate the
promising mix of hard-core action
and genuine humor.
For the strong stomachs:
The Wolfman, starring Anthony
Hopkins, Benicio del Toro, and
Emily Blunt. R. This classic horror
movie remake remains more or
less true to the 1941 version. After
his brother mysteriously vanishes,
British nobleman Lawrence Talbot
returns home to his family estate
to investigate the disappearance
and finds out that something
monstrous has been stalking the
residents by night. No one can
dream up a rational explanation
for the recent gruesome occurrenc
es, yet rumors persist of an ancient
curse that transforms humans into
blood-thirsty monsters by the light
of the full moon. Talbot must ven
ture into the moonlit woods and
destroy the beast before it destroys
the woman he loves. Before the
beast is slain, however, the devas
tating discovery of his own primal
blood lust will risk destroying
Talbot himself. If you can stomach
the gore, this movie is a must-see
for all horror flick fans!
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