I don’t think children know how much a visit means to their parents! Our four children live from 1 hour to 5 hours away so we don’t see them too often. Our eldest son Jason lives four hours away, he and his family came for dinner on Sunday. I call it his honey run. He is the live off the land type, has chickens, a few feeding cattle, bee hives and a huge garden. He brought me my year’s supply of honey, earlier some maple syrup ( he taps his trees in the spring) and some of his garden bounty but the best part was spending some time with him. Our Grandson Evan came too and did a couple of things like bringing my large box of Halloween decorations down from the store room and our upstairs window boxes. He says its what Grandsons are for. There is nothing I like to do more than make a sit down dinner for family members and spend some precious time with them. One of my favorite foods is sweet potatoes. I often make them into oven fries. Today’s recipe is a dressed up version.
Spiced sweet potato wedges:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 sweet potatoes, scrubbed halved lengthwise, cut lengthwise into 1/2 inch thick wedges.
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon garlic powder dash of black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, place 2 heavy duty baking sheets in oven until very hot, about 10 minutes. In a large bowl, stir together oil, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon salt, cumin and red pepper; add sweet potatoes and toss until well combined. Carefully spread potatoes evenly onto hot pans. Bake until tender, 20-25 minutes stirring potatoes halfway through baking. In a small bowl, stir together sour cream, mayo, garlic powder, black pepper and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Serve with sweet potatoes. Garnish with parsley if desired. Have a great week!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.