ROASTED SWEET POTATOES

When I went off to college, I knew that I wouldn’t be home for Thanksgiving.

I went to a university that was pretty much across the country from home. It was my dream to go there, so it was a sacrifice not to always make it home for the holidays. There were several other people there that also didn’t get to go home during specific breaks throughout the year.As a result, we would often come up with our own family meals, to give us the feeling of the holiday.

I was put in charge of sweet potatoes one year, and I was pretty disappointed. What a boring dish. I didn’t even like them.

Instead of bumming around about my job, I decided to do something about it. I found a recipe like this one from My Recipes that included bacon in the dish. Who doesn’t love bacon? This was one of the most popular items on the table that year.

Now, I get to make them for my family at home since graduation. My dad always says, “Well at least you learned something while you were gone.” Funny Daddy.

To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:

INGREDIENTS:
3 Sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite size cubes
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp of brown sugar (more if you want it sweeter)
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
Pinch of ground ginger
Sea salt, to taste

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a small baking dish with cooking spray.
Peel and dice the sweet potatoes into bite size cubes and place in the baking dish.
Melt butter in the microwave and pour over the potatoes along with the olive oil, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt.
Add more sugar or cinnamon if desired. Toss to coat evenly.
Bake in the oven for 60 minutes.
Stir the sweet potatoes once or twice during roasting. Enjoy.