Monday, March 5, 2012
From all that perfect produce, I came up with a great menu for suppers this week. I will bold the recipes that I plan on posting!
Saturday: Tuna Casserole and Green Beans (fail, we ate out)
Sunday: Turkey Steaks, Cheesy Mashed potatoes (left over russets), and left over salad
Monday: Cheesy potatoes and ham (left over frozen potatoes made to hashbrowns) tossed salad
Tuesday: Chicken burritos (black beans, chicken, onion, lettuce, peppers), Spanish rice
Wednesday: Lettuce wraps and Chow mein
Thursday: Lasagna and green salad
Friday: Roasted red potatoes and oven roasted whole chicken with applewood rub
Sometimes the kids want to have something special for lunch.. and I don't blame them. Well, I have been wanting to have some sweet potatoes recently, and I just really enjoy them roasted in the oven. A couple day care kids and I went off to Walmart to see what special treats we could find, and this is what came to mind for me. Also, I had been eyeing some strawberries that were on "Rollback".
Here is what I did to create our yummy sweet taters:
Step 1 (pictured above): Peel and dice those suckers. I think mine are in 1 inch peices.. maybe some smaller some bigger because I am not a professional chef....
Step 2: Take your ingredients, pictured above, and toss them all together on a sheet pan. I use about 2 TBLS of oil for 2 sweet potatoes, then salt and pepper to taste. If you like yours sweet, this is where you could add some cinnamon, nutmeg etc.
Step 3: bake the potatoes at 425 until you are happy with the tenderness. This batch took 20 minutes. I have had it take up to 40.. just watch them.