My cat is a foodie. He loves vegetables. Snap the end of asparagus or green beans – he comes running, shuck corn – he’s at your feet, peel potatoes – he’s meowing at the top of his lungs. Every time I’m working with vegetables, my cat is there. Throw him a piece and he wants nothing to do with it. Unless its canned tuna, the cat really does not care what I am doing in the kitchen and he doesn’t get table scraps, so I can’t even blame his bizarre vegetable attraction on bad parenting and gluttony.
So what is it about vegetable prep work that gets him all riled up? Is there some kitchen kitty hormone that is activated only by veggies? Is my local market rolling the produce in catnip before putting it out for display? Any thoughts or opinions on this matter are appreciated. Its adorable, but it really has me perplexed.
- 2lbs russet potatoes
- 1 teas freshly chopped rosemary
- 2 teas salt
Preheat oven to 450°. Line backing sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Peel potatoes and dice into fry shape about 1/4″ thick. Lay potatoes and baking sheet and sprinkle with rosemary and salt. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes turning halfway through (add more salt at this time if you prefer more).
Serve with the meat-off-the-grill of your choice.
PS I blame the insane heat on everyone who said “summer is over” just because kids went back to school. It’s your fault. Now go find a goat because mother nature requires her sacrafice so that she can build and bridge and pick a temperature that doesn’t compare to hell.