I know we are all up to our ears in Thanksgiving cooking, but while you're at the grocery store getting ingredients, stock up on sweet potatoes! They are fabulously cheap right now. On Saturday my local Wal-Mart had them priced at $.28/lb, and Publix has them for $.39/lb this week.
My plan is to eat the sweet potatoes fresh until we tire of them and then to freeze the abundance. Although I highly doubt I'll grow weary of sweet potatoes. They're one of my favorite things.
I like to boil them in their skins (after lopping off the ends) until they are soft. After they cool a bit, the skins come off easy as pie!
|Slip a butter-knife under the skin..|
|And watch it peel away!|
To freeze sweet potatoes, you can beat them into a puree (using a mixer or your food processor) and then freeze in ziploc bags (you can add 2 TBSP lemon juice per quart of mashed potatoes to prevent browning). Or, you can whip up some lovely sweet potato casserole to stash away in the freezer for later. Although honestly, my favorite sweet potato dish has never made it into the freezer because it is too yummy to be let out of your site.
|Sweet Potato Casserole in the making...I eat this stuff in spoonfuls before it even reaches the oven!|
In other news, our menu plan is very simple this week since we'll only be home for 3 nights:
Breakfasts: Homemade yogurt, cream of wheat
Lunches: Sandwiches, leftovers
Monday Night's Dinner: Zucchini Parmesan with Garlic Bread
Tuesday Night's Dinner: Buffalo Chicken Soup and Biscuits (because, ya know, we probably won't get enough carbs in this week! Ha!)
Sunday Night: Pizza (dough is in the freezer).
Would you please share your favorite sweet potato recipe with me? I'm particularly looking for a killer sweet potato fries recipe. :D
What are your Thanksgiving plans?
Linked to Menu Plan Monday.