Instead of trying to take on different meals for each day, I cooked in big batches so we’ll have leftovers twice this week. I’m just hoping Kelley enjoys it the first time and really wants the same thing again; I gave no reason not to like the food.
Today is sweet potato day (one of Kelley’s favorites), and it is always a nice change to have this meal once a week. I mentioned the Jersey Sweet Potato in a past post on….surprise…sweet potatoes, and suggest you try them if given a chance.
All you need to prepare this easy, yet delicious meal is one organic sweet potato person, and a mixture of beans and veggies. We buy a frozen “fiesta blend” mix at the store that has broccoli, carrots, and green beans along with garbanzo, navy, and red kidney beans. Rinse/scrub the potatoes, pierce a couple times with a fork, wrap loosely in a paper towel, and microwave for approximately 4 minutes for each potato. For 2 potatoes, put them in for 8 minutes total; rotating half way through. Then steam the veggies in a glass bowl in the microwave, season as you desire and put each person’s meal in an individual food container (if taking to work like we do) to enjoy.
|Sweet Potatoes w/ Goat Cheese and Veggies...Yum!|
Some flavor enhancers for this meal include goat cheese (another Kelley favorite; notice a trend here?), Drew’s Smoked Tomato Dressing that I mention in this post, and several herbs and spices like dried dill, parsley, and cilantro with cumin, cayenne, paprika, and garlic powder. I put any and all of these things on the veggies and potato and mix well; this makes a great meal and a happy wife!
Do you have any quick-prep meals that are great to make when in a time crunch? If not, feel free to use this for your next “quick-fix” or anytime…..you’ll be happy you did.