when life gets tough, grab a sweet potato!

I win the worst blogger ever award. A 10 day hiatus… never saw it coming! But sometimes life just gets in the way. Life is being anything but simple these days. This whole first time house buying is proving to be a challenge- a challenge that I certainly did not anticipate, nor think would EVER happen. It’s like we’re trying to move mountains. It’s exhausting… but hopefully it pays off in the end.

In light of this craziness… the kitchen has been pretty bare lately. Shopping didn’t happen this week, but sometimes I think that’s alright. Sometimes I like to get creative, you know, to create meals using things you find in the back of your cupboard. We’ve been doing A LOT of that lately.

And, we’ve been having A LOT of sweet potatoes lately. E’s in serious heaven.

We’ve had ’em in wedge form, and in patty form. Both spicy and sweet.

Check out these babies. So delicious! Easy Peasy. Sliced up sweet potatoes, coated in EVOO and seasoned with sea salt and pepper! Roasted at 450F for 30 minutes.

Fast forward a few days… and we’ve got these tasty sweet potato appetizers! Sweet and spicy all rolled into one!

Slice sweet potatoes into disks, and boil for approximately 12 minutes, or until soft. Mix together the following spices:

  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 1/4 t. sea salt
  • 1/2 t. chili powder
  • 1/4 t. paprika
  • 1/4 t. onion powder
  • 1/4 t. garlic powder

Remove the sweet potatoes and let cool. Once cooled enough to handle, smush the sweet potatoes down lightly with a fork and brush with EVOO. Sprinkle with the above spice mixture and bake at 375F for 15 minutes, then flip over and bake for another 10 minutes. Then enjoy! We did along with ribs and a salad. Mmmmm. Mmmm!

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