I have to tell you that while I was growing up, my brother and I absolutely hated sweet potatoes. We would run in horror at the mere mention of the word. I must confess that it was the way they were prepared (sorry mom). I prefer them to be prepared without so much stuff on them. Years later, I had a freshly baked sweet potato, which is really a yam and learned that it wasn’t so bad. My brother came to visit one time and I tried to convince him to try it. He had that disgusted look on his face at the mere thought of putting them into his mouth. I finally convinced him to try and he timidly took a bite. Then another. Not so bad. Now he is also a sweet potato convert.
I think there are those who like to do up their sweet potatoes with the sugar and marshmallows and those who like them roasted or baked. I am the latter. I also don’t care for marshmallows that that could be part of the problem.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading about all of the ways to eat sweet potatoes. I never knew it would be such an interesting topic. I am reading through all of the comments again and again and I am getting hungry. I have a list of them to try; the roasted sweet potato salad. Oh my, please send me the recipe for that one.
The sweet potato souffle and the oil and balsamic vinegar, and roasted with beets and other vegetables. Yum.
I usually eat mine baked with some olive oil and cinnamon or sliced or as baked fries. I use a mandolin slicer to make the chips. Be VERY careful if you get one of those. I sliced my hand once with it. Ouch! But it does make thin, even slices.
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Elizabeth Engman is the first winner.
Gwen Windham is the 2nd winner
MarciaW is the third winner.
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Thanksgiving is coming up. We are planning our menu and getting excited for family to arrive. Thanksgiving is a great holiday it involves food – a good thing, and being thankful – a great thing.
Don’t worry, this guys is a pet and has survived many Thanksgivings
I am curios about what you will be eating. Our meal will be gluten free and mostly dairy free. Some of the kids can’t have nuts. It is a challenge but worth it. There are so many great substitutions like hemp milk, which I love or coconut milk and grape-seed oil for butter.
Let me know.