Sometimes in special education, paperwork can get overwhelming. I just did my progress reports for 5 classes and then IEP goals for 4 kids (3 each) and now it is 9:00... argggg. This is also a hard time for me right now... with our new "year round" schedule (which I hate) we only have two weeks of school between Thanksgiving break and Winter break. Two weeks to try to do two video lesson for National Board (I did one today... first they tried to take my student teacher for a field trip, then my camera went out of batteries and the kids were totally off), raise money, collect money, buy items and teach 50 freshmen how to sew stockings so we can given stockings filled with necessary items to the homeless through Night Ministry, and finish our Donorschooose.org thank you project. Plus my husbands 30th birthday has this whole weekend filled with events. Also one of my good friends from work had her adult son murdered on Thanksgiving and I am sick to my stomach on all of the horrible things she has had to endure this year and amazed at how she can hold it all together, I don't know how she does it...I don't know if I could. I am going to his services tomorrow.
So with all of this going on, I am cooking but not posting. Today will be a quick post. I have discovered a new snack food. It is made from one of the vegetables I have previously hated... carrots. Well, I don't know if I really hated carrots but I would pick them out of most every dish that I ate that had them inside unless they were super soft. These carrot fries are awesome with catsup (and my cat Crookers went nuts over them but I only allowed him one with no salt). Have fun!
16 medium sized carrots
1 tbs of olive oil
salt and fresh pepper to taste
Turn the oven to 475 degrees. Peel the carrots and cut then into matchsticks 4 inches long. Put the carrots into the bowl and toss with the olive oil. Spread them out on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with pepper and salt. Bake until they start to get crisp. Toss them every 15 minutes. Mine usually finish in 45 minutes, but it depends on how thinly you cut the carrots.