This recipe was submitted to us by Angie Pugh.
2½ pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
3 tbsp. unsalted butter
¼ cup half-and-half (or heavy cream or milk)
1 tsp. salt, or more to taste
- Bring a pot of water to a boil then add the sweet potatoes to the pot. Cook the sweet potatoes until they're fork tender.
- Carefully drain the sweet potatoes then place them in a large bowl. Using a potato ricer, a potato masher, or just a fork, mash the potatoes to your desired consistency. - If you want more texture, you'll likely want to use the potato masher and fork (like I did).
- Stir in the butter, half-and-half, and salt.
- Serve warm.
This recipe was submitted to us by Anna Allison. It is the invention of her daughter, Kaylyn.
1 low fat gram cracker broken in half to make two cookies.
1 teaspoon of chocolate Hersey spread
4 thin sliced banana pealed
Optional- 1 teaspoon of peanut butter.
Kaylyn, my daughter, says to take the half of gram cracker and spread the chocolate on it. Then, put the 4 slices banana onto the chocolate. Next, get the other gram cracker and spread the peanut butter on the gram cracker. Finally, put the peanut butter side onto to the bananas.
My daughter thought of this instead of having a marshmallow ...
I love the idea of being able to make breakfast while I sleep. I can wake up and have a homemade, healthy breakfast waiting for me. What's more, my daughter likes it. I can get her up, change her diaper and there's breakfast waiting for us downstairs.
How do I do this magic? What wild time traveling device do I have?
I have a refrigerator.
I am a huge fan of overnight oatmeal. Most of the recipes out there are super healthy, filled with flax seeds and chia (I thought that was a pet, not a food). I wanted one that was easy and accessible ... and still healthier than sugary cereal or breakfasts filled with tons of preservatives.
Basically, you want to have one part milk and one part oatmeal. It's that easy. Now, if you want to add something like a liquidy applesauce or yogurt, that will change how much milk you add. Below is my recipe for Overnight Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal.
Overnight Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
2 cups rolled oats (your basic, general non-instant oatmeal)
1 1/2 cups vanilla milk*
1 1/2 cups applesauce**
1/2 tsp cinnamon or
1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Stir until oatmeal is moistened and all of the ingredients are mixed. Split into two containers (for adult sized servings) or four containers (for kid-sized servings). Some people use mason jars; I use microwave-safe plastic storage (like Tupperware). Store overnight in the refrigerator.
In the morning, enjoy cold (like cereal) or microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute. If you would like, add a dollop of applesauce and a sprinkle of cinnamon to the top.
* vanilla milk: either use a vanilla-flavored almond or soy milk or add 1 1/2 to 2 tsp of vanilla extract to your choice of cow milk.
** applesauce: I like to use homemade, chunky, cinnamon applesauce. I sweeten it slightly, so there's sweetness in the oatmeal. You can use any jarred applesauce you wish. If you use unsweetened applesauce, add a little honey or sugar to the oatmeal to bring the flavors together. If you use a cinnamon applesauce, reduce the amount of cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice you add to the oatmeal.
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