Sweet Potato Saturday

by HEAB on December 4, 2010

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CD is jealous as Einstein has a new best friend…

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He never leaves Summer’s side.

So, Chris cheered himself up with his annual holiday practical joke…

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Before

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After

For CD, this never gets old. I laughed the first year he did it. CD, I’m no longer laughing. 😉

Two excellent meals I’ve eaten in the last 24 hours…

Many thanks to my good friend Lindsay for our delicious dinner last night consisting of creamed spinach, roasted butternut squash, and baked salmon. Lindsay, not only are you an amazing writer, but wow, you can cook! We loved it.

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My brother and his friend Zeita brought us a yummy brown rice medley made with ground beef, spinach, goat cheese, chopped walnuts, and dried cherries. Thanks you guys – so good! I warmed up it for lunch and paired it my sweet potato recipe of the day.

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Holiday Veggie Roast

(Inspired by my friend Jamina)

Ingredients:

1 small sweet potato, chopped into small chunks

10 to 12 Brussels sprouts, quartered

2 TBSP coconut oil

1/2 inch chopped ginger

1 tsp vanilla

generous sprinkling of cinnamon

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 425℉. Place veggies in a greased baking dish. Melt coconut oil and then stir together with vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger. Drizzle over veggies and stir to coat. Roast in oven for 45 minutes, stirring once or twice throughout baking.

Jamina, I loved this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing! Forgot to add the chopped pecans, but next time for sure.

Have you started your holiday decorating? I’ve got everything up but the tree, and we’re hopefully picking ours up later today. Can’t wait – nothing like the smell of a real Christmas tree!