One Bad Sweet Potato Is All It Takes
While tidying up the kitchen today I noticed a fruit fly zipping around the sink. Ugh, Great. So, I squashed it and hoped that it was just a fluke and came into the condo on some fruit. We did buy tangerines the other day. On my merry way I went and continued cleaning. When I opened up the bottom cupboard, where I keep my onions and other root veggies,a giant cloud of tiny winged bastards came directly at my head. What..the….OH NO! Fruit flies. Hundreds of the darn things.
They smuggled their way in on my sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes went into the trash and I sanitized the entire cupboard, the counters, and all other surfaces. I even put my non-fridge foods into the fridge. I hate the little buggers. Thankfully for Pinterest, the solution to all my problems! There were dozens of fruit fly traps to pick from so I made two of them. The cone of paper in the jar with some fruit seems to work the best. It has been set up for only an hour and dozens are already in there. Gross, yet eerily satisfying. The other being a plate with dish soap and apple cider vinegar. The ACV lures them in and the dish soap keeps them stuck there. No dice so far.
There is never a good time to get fruit flies, but today was a particularly bad day to discover them. Tomorrow we are having company over for dinner so the last thing we want are little nasties flying around their heads, drinks, and food. Ugh..Shoot me now. On the bright side, I love entertaining! Pinterest, of course, supplied me with my recipe for the evening. I’m not doing anything over the top as I appreciate a casual evening with friends so the recipe decided on is Cottage Pie. It looks so simple and sounds like it will be hearty and rich. Perfect for a chilly evening – so chilly there has been a frost warning issued! Yuck. The alternative recipe was a Turkey Cake. Sadly, no I’m not joking but I am going to save this bad boy for Thanksgiving. Your welcome, Boyfriend. He is going to be horrified. . haha
Now I’m trying to think of a nice red wine to pair with it. It is a beef based dish similar to a Shepard’s Pie only the potato is sliced thinly on top instead of a purée. If any of you have any suggestions, let me know. Red wine is still fairly new to me. I really have a taste for white but have tried to expand my “palate.” Oh! I’m fancy using my wine drinkin’ jargon.
Desperately seeking information on wine and killing fruit flies.
Happy Saturday, friends!