About a month ago, I tried a new method of keeping in touch with her. I started sending her a pic-a-day through my mobile phone to her email. A picture is simple and doesn't require much writing and if i wanted to share some thoughts with her, I could include it in the picture email. I've been enjoying it so far, because it doesn't mentally exhaust me and I can keep up with it. It motivates me to appreciate the little things in life, because I have to find something to show her. It lets her know that I care and miss her and how much I want to spend an afternoon or night with her, chatting and being silly. I can't wait to save up money and fly out there to see her in the future.
P.S. My daily photos were such a hit that I reached my monthly text message quota two weeks ago. Oops.I can start sending her pictures again on Saturday when my plan resets. Whoo~
This recipe was inspired by a Korean banchan I had awhile back with my family. I made it for JSB and she enjoyed it.
Oven Baked Caramelized Potatoes
- 1 1/2 cups of red potatoes
- 1 TBSP (or more) canola oil
- 2 TBSP (or more) sugar
- sea salt
- Wash, peel, and cut potatoes into 1/2 to 3/4 inch chunks.
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Boil potatoes for 8 to 12 minutes until just barely cooked. (Knife has difficulty going through potato)
- Dry potatoes with paper towel and drizzle with olive oil until lightly coated. Line baking sheet with foil/parchment paper. Spread potatoes on sheet with space in between the potatoes.
- Bake in oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.
- When potatoes are finished, keep them in the oven so they stay hot. Adjust temperature to 300°F.
- In a pan, coat bottom of pan with sugar. Add more sugar if you like foods more sweet.
- Wait for sugar to melt and caramelize, then add the potatoes.
- Toss the potatoes to coat it in the sugar and sprinkle it with sea salt. Serve.