Herb Roasted Potatoes and Onions

As I said in my last post, I was just in New Orleans for #FinCon14. As expected, I learned so much about blogging (and got a much needed kick in the pants), but my biggest takeaway from the conference was growing my network of financial bloggers. I wasn’t going with anyone in particular (besides John and Monica), but had a list of people I wanted to meet. My new blogging bestie has to be Leah Manderson, and I’m also glad to have met Jamie from Spirited Gifts, lots of folks from the XY Planning Network (Sophia Bera, Alan Moore, Eric Roberge, Matt Becker, among others), Leisa of Wealth Clinic, Jessica from Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses, Samirian of Budgetwise Financial Solutions, Sam and Linsey Knerl, and so many more. While I continue to mentally unpack from the conference and write a post about how kids learn about money, I leave you with an extremely tasty fall side dish: herb roasted potatoes and onions.

marble potatoes and herbs

Truth be told, I first made this recipe about two months ago. Yes, in the heat of the summer. We had purchased a pound of marble potatoes at the farmer’s market, thinking we would make potato salad. And then we bought some local cheddar jalepeno brats for dinner. Couple that with an abundance of herbs in our garden and we were due for some herb roasted potatoes.

pouring olive oil on the potatoes

This dish is the epitome of Fall. If we host Thanksgiving in the near future, I think these potatoes would make the menu. Until then, these potatoes and onions might help John forget the Bears’ dismal loss to the Green Bay Packers.

marble potatoes, herbs, and onions

And while Fall came a bit early with these herb roasted potatoes, I don’t think the season has officially begun since I still haven’t enjoyed my first pumpkin ale. As for that other sterotypical fall drink, I can’t say I’ll be drinking a pumpkin spice latte after reading this expose.

herb roasted potatoes and onions

Herb Roasted Potatoes and Onions
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound marble potatoes
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • A handful of fresh herbs, such as sage, rosemary, oregano, thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ onion, sliced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425*.
  2. Rinse marble potatoes, scrubbing to remove any dirt. Spread evenly in a baking dish or on a rimmed cookie pan.
  3. Rough chop herbs.
  4. Coat the marble potatoes with olive oil.
  5. Add herbs, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
  6. Roast in oven for 30-40 minutes until fork tender

 

On Holding Each Other Accountable

wedding photo

Over the weekend, John and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary. It was a low-key day as we donated blood in the morning and later went out to dinner with Monica. In past anniversary posts, I shared discussion points and tips for merging finances and wedding planning tips. This year (with #FinCon14 happening now!) I can’t help but reflect on what a great accountabl-a-buddy John is. I wasn’t sure about going to FinCon this year. It’s in New Orleans, so there’s the cost of the flight, hotel, food, and conference (blah blah blah, excuses excuses). Do I want to grow Fiscally Chic? Certainly! But I was hesitant to invest in myself and the business. Fortunately, John talked some sense into me and I’m excited to learn some new blogging tricks and meet other fantastic financial bloggers. If you’re there, I’d love to meet you!

Everybody needs someone (OK, probably multiple people) in their life to help encourage, challenge, and hold them accountable. That’s why people have personal trainers, coaches, mentors, financial planners, spiritual directors, etc.

Who in your life is helping you become the best version of yourself?

We Can Pickle That

quick refrigerator dill pickles

A couple weeks ago, I shared that we’ve been trying our hand at pickling. Each year, it seems like we have an over-abundance of one vegetable. The first year, it was zucchini. Last year was tomatoes. And 2014 is the year of the cucumber (and dill). One weekend we picked 14 cucumbers! We’ve probably picked about 800 this summer, give or take 100.

quick dill pickle brine

Knowing we could only eat so much cucumber salad, I sent a distress call to Instagram asking people for recipe ideas. Stephanie responded with tzatziki and pickles. Since we also have a plethora of dill in our garden, I wanted to try to make dill pickles. She referred me to Ted Allen’s quick refrigerator pickle recipe. Less than an hour later, I was leaving Target with 2 quart-sized mason jars and extra lids. After Monica went to bed, I made my first batch of pickles.

Read More »

new scarf outfit

7 Tips for Building a New Wardrobe

In addition to my blog redesign, I feel like my wardrobe needs a little redesigning and refreshing. Things I wore in college aren’t exactly (cool) mom-appropriate. And some of my business casual clothes are gathering dust since I can now wear jeans everyday to work, though I wore an outfit extremely similar to the one…

Read More »

pink shoes

Little Happies: Pink Shoes Edition

My friend Stephanie hosts a lovely little link-up called Little Happies where bloggers can share the little happy things going on in their everyday life. I thought I’d finally join in and share some of the happiness in my life: For the longest time, I’ve been on the hunt for new black flats. I looked online…

Read More »

fiscally chic on blogger 2014

Welcome!

Hi! Welcome to the newly redesigned home of Fiscally Chic! This redesign and move to self-hosted WordPress has been a while in the making. To be honest, I first started thinking about WordPress at the 2011 Financial Blogger Conference and then again in 2013. I wanted a cleaner and more professional looking blog, but could never pull the trigger….

Read More »

jerk chicken and pineapple salsa

Jerk Chicken Quesadillas and Pineapple Salsa

During spring break of junior year of college, I took a Caribbean cruise with my Mom. It was a super fun girls trip and one of my favorite pictures of us was during the muster call. We swam with sting rays (before Steve the Crocodile hunter died), climbed the Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios, and saw…

Read More »

baskets

Tidying Up

first row: Target (no longer available), right second row: left, center, right third row: left, right While it appears to be all quiet on the western blogging front (it is summer, after all), I’ve been tidying up my blog design. (And moving to WordPress…eek!) At the same time, it’s a battle to keep things tidy…

Read More »

running-half-marathon

On Blogging and Running

About a month ago, Lindsay Ostrom of Pinch of Yum was a guest on The Lively Show. I enjoy reading food blogs, but hadn’t heard of Pinch of Yum until then. In addition to sharing delicious recipes with gorgeous photography, Pinch of Yum shares their monthly income reports. Their first income report was for August…

Read More »

toolbox-essentials

Toolbox Essentials for the New Homeowner

It’s summertime, which means DIY projects and household improvements are filling people’s weekend “to do” lists. The summer is also a prime time to buy a new house, which means you need to be prepared for repairs. If you’re in either of these camps, you’ll enjoy today’s post sponsored by Gotstock. What’s in Your Toolbox?…

Read More »

first-birthday-raspberry-vanilla-cupcakes

Raspberry Vanilla Birthday Cupcakes

On June 8, Monica turned one! She started walking the day before she turned 11 months old, so turning one sealed the deal of her becoming a toddler (sniff). While I had a secret Pinterest board filled with birthday party ideas, I didn’t go over the top crafting elaborate decorations. I ran a half marathon…

Read More »

black-tie-wedding-guest

Summer Wedding Looks

Hi, friends! Wedding season is upon us! While we only have one wedding on our calendar thus far, I was having so much fun creating a wedding guest outfit that I put together three for you! Since I absolutely love using Rent the Runway* (I rented dresses for the last two weddings we attended), each…

Read More »

rose-photo-2

To Friends of Young Kids

Monica’s first birthday is this Sunday. Where has the time gone??? I didn’t become a mom one year ago. Or even one year and nine months ago. The process of becoming a parent started over two years ago. Two years ago yesterday, I lost my first pregnancy. I was 6 weeks pregnant. While we’re extremely blessed and grateful that we have Monica; other…

Read More »