Roasted Veggies and an Emergency Rescue

I’ve gotten in the habit of making batches of veggies, rice, potatoes, etc. at the beginning of each week to use for lunches and dinners over the next several days. This week I made roasted brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes. For the brussel sprouts, I chopped them in half and tossed with some coconut oil and cinnamon…

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…then roasted at 375° for 30 minutes.

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For the sweet potatoes, I sliced them and tossed with olive oil, curry, turmeric, and cumin…

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… and roasted at 375° for 45 minutes:

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The baking was definitely a success. After the food was done, I received a call from my roommate. Her car had unfortunately broken down and she was stranded in the middle of the road waiting for a AAA tow truck. I quickly transformed from cooking-mode to rescue mission-mode when I went to find her. Since her car had broken down, the heat wasn’t working and it was cold! I pulled car up behind hers, put my hazard lights on, and we waited for the AAA man to come.

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it’s dead!

It took a while, but finally the AAA tow truck arrived! Here’s the man attaching chains to the bottom of the car to pull it up onto the tow:

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He borrowed my roommate’s keys to put the car in neutral and allow it to move forward. There was a slight mishap though when….

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uh-oh, I’m locked out!

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good thing I work for AAA and have a special tool to get into locked cars

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problem solved

How appropriate that this disaster would be prolonged. Finally, the car was brought onto the tow truck and we went home!

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Moral of the story: it’s good to have AAA!

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5 thoughts on “Roasted Veggies and an Emergency Rescue

  1. So nice to know you’re a rescuer, too. Nice deed, indeed! BTW, what were you showing in the photos with the AAA person that prolonged the disaster?

  2. I haven’t tried cooking with coconut oil but have seen it popping up in a lot of recipes. Is it easy to use and what do you think of using it vs olive oil?

    • I like coconut oil because it adds a slight hint of coconut flavor to whatever I’m cooking (this could be good or bad, depending on your preferences). During the cooler months, coconut oil is not as convenient to use though as it hardens when under 76 Fahrenheit. If using in a skillet, it’s no problem, but if tossing vegetables in it or using for cooking I need to melt first in the microwave.

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