Monday, November 22, 2010
Now The Song Is Complete
To go with my sage, rosemary and thyme.
Although, honestly, I think parsley is one of those useless herbs. It's a weed. I really only bought the parsley because I wanted to be able to say that I had parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Don't worry, I didn't go to the store with the sole purpose of buying parsley; I went to get non mutant sized sweet potatoes. As luck would have it, the grocery store near my gym had sweet potatoes on sale for .33/lb. Score! Except, when I did the self check out thing, they scanned .59/lb and I didn't do anything about it. Some things, including a .26/lb price difference on sweet potatoes, just aren't worth the added hassle.
I learned something today: sweet potatoes aren't very photogenic.
Thankfully their insides reveal a much more eye appealing, smooth orange flesh. Nutritious, vibrant sweet potatoes, best served with a sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon.
I'm vehemently against the Thanksgiving staple marshmallow topped sweet potato casserole. Well, vehement is a strong word. I actually like it okay and I wouldn't turn it away if offered because I'm polite like that, but once I started making a sweet potato casserole with a crunchy, brown sugary, buttery topping, I can't go back to the old school marshmallows.
I'm a recent convert to that type of Thanksgiving sweet potato dish. For many years, I did as my mom did and made marshmallow topped sweet potatoes. I'm not sure what caused my marshmallow defection, but all I know is that I first made my now beloved, crunchy topped sweet potato casserole on our first Thanksgiving in Georgia (2005?). Craig invited one of his young soldiers and his wife over for dinner and all I remember is that the guy LOVED the sweet potatoes and kept saying "it's like a cookie on top." That totally made my day.
It's just the three of us this year and I'm the only one who eats sweet potato casserole, but you better believe that it'll be on our Thanksgiving table this Thursday. Thanksgiving just isn't Thanksgiving without sweet potatoes. You can quote me on that. ;)
How about you? What are your thoughts on sweet potatoes? Marshmallows: yay or nay?
Posted by Alison at 2:43 PM