Monday, December 21, 2009

Sweet Potatoes


Normally, I'm a bit of a control freak. I like to do everything myself, but seeing as how we had 20 people coming and I was low on energy because of the pregnancy, I was forced to concede and let my mom help me out. But even then, I couldn't quite bear to give up control on anything too big like the turkey, so I let her be in charge of the sweet potatoes.

I had all sorts of ideas for the sweet potatoes, but my mom claimed she had a fabulous way of preparing them and I was too tired and short on time to fight her, so I bit my tongue and let her do them her way. And lemme tell ya, they were really good! I might even steal her recipe in the future and pass it off as my own :)

And next time, I'll remember to get a picture of the completed dish instead of it just simmering in the pot.

Ingredients:
- Sweet potatoes
- Orange Juice
- Brown Sugar
- Butter

Directions:
- Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into bite size pieces.
- Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot with orange juice, brown sugar, and LOTS of butter.
- Simmer the sweet potatoes, gently stirring them ocassionally until they're mostly cooked through. (You can skip this part if you want and put them directly into the oven, but since oven space is scarce on Thanksgiving day, we did most of the cooking on the stovetop and just finished them in the oven).
- Transfer everything to a baking dish and bake them at 375 until they finish cooking and have a bit of crisp and color to them.

7 comments:

TabzChewy said...

wow! I never thought of using orange juice to prepare sweet potatoes...looks like I might be trying these in the near future :]

Anncoo said...

Sounds great with orange juice! Thanks for sharing this recipe, especially to your Mom. Merry X'mas;D

Chow and Chatter said...

nice recipe like the orange juice enjoy your pregnancy
Merry Christmas

Love Rebecca

Sonia said...

I can imagine the good taste for the combination of orange juice and sweet potatoes, never try this way, will try out soon. Thanks to your mum and you of course

Joanne said...

Oh my gosh, I am SUCH a control freak in the kitchen. I hate it when anyone touches anything. My father and I have had so many fights about it.

These sweet potatoes do look good though. I think this battle was a smart one to concede.

I didn't even know you were pregnant, by the way! Congratulations!!

pigpigscorner said...

wow great idea adding orange juice! hehe I'm like that in the kitchen too, it's my territory!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Orange is a great flavor to go with sweet potatoes! These sound delicious!