Today is Good Friday and in my family that means we make Spinach Sausage Calzones! This is one of my all time faves and we usually only make once a year. The worst part is we can’t eat them until tomorrow because it’s Good Friday, and “good” Catholics do not eat meat today. Do not take offense to this if you are Catholic and eat meat on Good Friday. I am not judging here. If anything it is more of a tradition for me. A tradition to torture myself with the delicious aroma of baked Italian sausage & cheesy bread. Ah! So amazing. So I am headed to my mom’s shortly for an afternoon of baking. These are the types of things I have missed about living close to my parents. It’s those little moments where you get to spend an afternoon in the kitchen with your mom, baking bread or making our raviolis for Christmas day. Before I left for home I used to take it for granted but now I make sure to cherish all those moments. Cheesy, I know but it is true. Soak up the time with your family, friends and loved ones. Carry on those holiday traditions. They are special, unique and define you whether you realize it or not.
Ok, enough blabber about feelings and emotions. Time for me to go make some calzones, and for you to make these Carrot Fries! They are sure to be a crowd pleaser and a great side dish for your Easter Holiday. Maybe this year you will start a new family tradition…hello, carrot fries!
What are some of your favorite family traditions? Let me know in the comment section below!
Cheesy, salty and nutritious! You will never look at carrots the same way again...promise. Kids will most likely devour these babies too. Yum!
- 1 bunch of carrots (i used about 6)
- 2 tbsp ghee or grassfed butter, melted
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese (add more if you prefer)
- pinch of sea salt
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse and peel the carrots. Slice off the top and bottom and then cut in half. Slice each half into thirds lengthwise so they look like a french fry.
Add the carrot slices to a large mixing bowl. Mix with the melted ghee, garlic powder, parsley, parmesan cheese and sea salt.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scatter the seasoned carrot slices onto baking sheet leaving enough space in between so they can get crispy.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until desired crispiness! Serve with dipping sauce of choice.