What’s Cooking? | Seasoned French Fries

What’s up people!

I’m back with another cooking post for you. This time it’s seasoned french fries! Yum!

Tuesday, we didn’t know what we were going to eat for lunch, so I looked in the freezer to find some leftover frozen french fries. At first I put them back because I wasn’t in the mood for some plain ol’ fries. :-D Then, I thought why not season them yourself?

So I headed over to the allrecipes.com and using two differnt recipes I came up with a combination that I felt would fit my families tastebuds and what we had on hand. ;-)

1 Teaspoon of:

  • granulated garlic
  • onion powder
  • salt
  • paprika

fries 1

I also used olive oil for coating. I didn’t measure it out I just drizzled enough onto the fries while they were in the bag.

fries 2

Then I added the seasoning which I had whisked together in a separate bowl. I shook up the bag, thoroughly coating the frozen fries.

fries 3

fries 4

I preheated the oven for 400* and let them bake for 30-35 minutes.

fries 6

Results: The family loved them! The only thing I would change would be the salt. The fries I used were store bought, so they already had salt on them and the added salt was just a tad too much. (However, on homemade french fries I would keep the salt.) But other than that they were really good. They hit the spot and they tasted kind of like Rally’s fries. I will definitely make them again.

I hope you enjoyed this segment of What’s Cooking?  I know I enjoyed them Tuesday :D Have a great day and eat well.

~Mekenna <3

Lest You Fall

Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.
(1 Corinthians 10:12 ESV)

Last night while my sister and I were reading It’s Not That Complicated by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin, I realized that I had fallen into the mindset of one who thinks they’d never fall into a “great” sin.

My sister and I were reading chapter six: Slaying the Inner Vamp. This was the convicting excerpt:

“A soon as we say in our hearts, ‘I’m not capable of doing that,’ we make ourselves more vulnerable…Feeling confident in our immunity and failing to arm ourselves fully against our weaknesses makes us more susceptible to these sins that creep up on us.” 

I’m grateful that the Lord opened my eyes to this. Not just in the area of sensuality, but also just being careful not to feel like I’m immune to certain sins because of my upbringing. I still have to put on the whole armor of God, and guard my heart as instructed in Scripture.

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
(Ephesians 6:11-13 ESV)

How can a young man keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to your word.
With my whole heart I seek you;
let me not wander from your commandments!
I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
(Psalm 119:9-11 ESV)

Well that was my short little tid bit for the day. I hope you got something from it. Enjoy your day and remember:

 Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.
(1 Corinthians 10:12 ESV)

Mekenna <3

Naturally Curly

In my post about the changes I would be making to my blog, I mentioned posting about natural hair. This post is sort of the introduction to the posts that are soon to come. First I want to share a little background with you about my hair and my sister’s.

My hair:

When I was 12 I asked my mother to relax my hair. The relaxer did not goes as planned, and on top of that I butchered my hair by accident and my mother had to cut it so that it was even and what not. So I ended up growing out the relaxer and my hair is now medium length again thank the Lord! ;-)

2010 (12 yrs)

Hair “relaxed” 2010 (12 yrs) Don’t mind Jayla


March 2011 (13 yrs) Growing out the relaxer!

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2012ish (15 yrs…I think :-D )

Jayla’s Hair:

Jayla has been au naturale all her life.

May 2011 (10yrs)

May 2011 (10yrs)

2011 (10yrs)

May 2011 (10yrs)

June 2012 (11yrs)

June 2012 (11yrs)

September 2012 (12yrs)

September 2012 (12yrs)

After our parents pulled us out of public school at ages 13 and 10, my sister and I decided that we wanted to take care and style our own hair. It was more of my sister’s idea than mine to retire our mother from doing our hair. My mother says we fired her but we prefer the term laid off. ;-) Once Jayla got her own hands on her curls, she began mastering the skill to do hair. She’s really good at styling her hair. Me on the other hand, well that’s not my gift and I am just now getting the hang of flat-twisting and styling my own hair. I guess I’m a late bloomer in this area, but it’s ok. :-D

Flat Twist Out | 20 Effortless Styles For Growing Out Your Natural Hair #naturalhair

These are flat twists. I love doing flat-twists out on my hair. It’s a great protective hairstyle! **Picture courtesy of Pinterest**

So fast forward to ages 15 and 18 and we have grown–along with our hair– a great deal in our natural hair care journey.There is a vast amount of natural hair care information out there on the internet. However–rather than turning this into a natural hair go-to-site for hair care information–my goal is to share visuals of the different hairstyles that you can do on your own hair or daughter’s. This doesn’t mean I won’t share any natural hair care information. I just wanted it made known that my sister and I are not experts. We’re learning new things about our hair everyday.

I hope that my sister and I can be an inspiration to all the naturals who visit this site. Until next time!

M&J June 2014

Reminds me of my Grampa....who had STICK STRAIGHT hair! But he always jokingly said, "don't you just loooove my naturally curly hair?!"


*All pictures are courtesy of our beloved mother.

<3 Mekenna