No Baking Papa was left to his own devices for a week this month while I was off goofing around on Maui. When I am away he tends to return to his roots. He may not know how to bake or cook but he does know chili fries and our allrecipes sponsor Ore Ida made him VERY happy.
When Allrecipes came to me in October with Ore Ida and Johnsonville sausage as sponsors I wasn’t quite sure how to handle this assignment. You see, I was doing “October – Unprocessed”. Notice I said, “I was doing….” No Baking Papa was not totally onboard.
I avoid the freezer case at the market but No Baking Papa knows his fries and he also knows that Ore Ida are top notch. He was grinning ear to ear as I waved goodbye. He saw a week of Chili Fries of his college days in his future.
While I was gone NB Papa discovered the convection setting on the oven – this opened up a whole new world, Fries in half the time and with the use of parchment paper (which I left a hefty supply of, to protect my sheet pans) clean-up would be a breeze!
I left him with a recipe for ‘Johnsonville One Pot Italian’ and had even measured out 8 oz of the pasta (they don’t come packaged that way and I knew he wouldn’t even notice) with 4 ingredients, one of which is water, I figured he could handle this.
BTW, I did leave him paper plates and bowls but I failed to purchase disposable silverware.
So the week went by and we were both ready for a return to reality.
As much fun as he had being back to the life of a college student, living on chili fries, I think he overdosed on Chili Fries and his new invention “Chili Tater Tots”
Thanks for your “help” NB Papa – I couldn’t have done October without you!