Here we are in November! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday- cooking, eating, and gratitude...if I INVENTED a holiday-
this would be it!
I am looking forward to gathering with friends and family! There is a lot of planning that goes into this time of year. The turkey is a given, but what about a delicious and easy side dish? Keep it simple with the recipe below- a fresh take on a classic side- roasted potatoes. And as you gear up for the holidays, remember to take some time for yourself-and remind me to do the same!
Eat Well and Be Well,
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese
Four sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces
2T extra virgin olive oil
4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
1/4C dried cranberries
1/4C pecans, chopped
3T fresh chives, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2T maple syrup
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Toss sweet potatoes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Give potatoes enough room to roast- a crowded pan steams, instead of roasts! Sweet potatoes cook faster than white potatoes, so after about 8 minutes, stir. Check them after another 8-10 minutes, until fork tender. Remove from oven and place on serving plate. Top with goat cheese, cranberries, pecans, and chives. Drizzle with maple syrup and top with a little extra black pepper. Enjoy!
Table Talk-a focus on GRATITUDE
- What are you most grateful for at home?
- What are you most grateful for at school?
- Share with your children the trait they posses for which you are most grateful.