Friday, February 18, 2011


Hey, another sunny day. Makes me want to BBQ on the grill. Unfortunately, we have another cool front coming. Today's recipe can be grilled outside or baked in the oven. Either way they are healthy and delicious. Also, a design tip on outdoor patio furniture. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS: 3-4 sweet potatoes
kosher salt
mandoline (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 375*. Microwave sweet potatoes for 3-4 minutes. Helps soften the potatoe for cutting. Cool, peel and cut into wedges. Bake on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Season potatoes with kosher salt, olive oil and cracked black pepper. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until tender (ovens vary). Turn potatoes over half way through cooking process for even baking. Healthy comfort food!

TWIST:  slice potatoes with a mandoline ( round slices). Spray a round cake pan with a non-stick cooking spray. Layer potatoes with olive oil, kosher salt, cracked pepper. Repeat process. Season layers lightly. Bake as above. Flip onto a decorative plate. Top with a dollip of sour creme and garnish with parsley. Healthy and attractive side dish when entertaining.

NEXT WEEK:  "Side salads" great as a side dish while entertaining or by itself. Have a blessed weekend. Cat

DESIGN TIP:  When choosing your fabric for your outside patio furniture make sure the fabric is "weather treated". Not only will this help on those rainy days but sun damage as well. Treat your patio as an extension from your home. Arrange furniture wih accent tables for beverages. Define your space with an outdoor area rug creating that "relaxed family living" while entertaining.

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1 comment:

  1. So glad you have this recipe! I was surprised to see this side item served in Heather's school. Plus the kids loved it and really couldnt tell the difference :-)
    Love you


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