Sunday, February 7, 2010

Mamma Mia!

Don't worry, folks. I'm not about to burst into song.

I promise.

I spent a good part of this lazy Sunday doing something I absolutely love: cooking with my mama. For those of you who think you have the coolest mom around, I invite you to suck it. I definitely have the coolest and most amazing mom ever. For really reals. She's funny, smart as a whip, supportive as all get out...and did I mention the woman can cook? Hot damn.

Today, we went straight to feast mode. Roast chicken(s). Mashed Potatoes. Stuffing (with apples and cranberries). Sweet Potatoes. Peas&Carrots. Rolls fresher than Veronica Mars on a particularly testy day. In short: sheer, sweet & delicious perfection. The only thing missing was my sissy :)

Since I step into the happy little helper position when mama's in the kitchen, I don't feel as though I can share all the recipes for today, but I have to let you in on the secret that is my mama's sweet potatoes. They're way better than the brown sugar marshmallow topped concoction we are all so familiar with. And they won't add jiggle to your booty shakin'.

And so, you will need:

2 sweet potatoes
1/2 of a small container of vanilla yogurt
couple shakes o'cinnamon

Cook sweet potatoes in microwave for 8-10 minutes - until they're tender enough to mash. Mash em' up, add yogurt and cinnamon. Put in oven safe dish. Top with granola. Put in 350degree oven for 20-30 minutes, just until heated through.

This stuff will blow your mind.

Sweet candy from nature.

And now, for your viewing pleasure...

nah, I wouldn't do that to ya.


  1. Sorry Bridget, I have to make one correction--you don't need to peel the sweet potatoes. You just need to put a slit in them so that they do not explode in your microwave. When they are done, then you scoop out the potato, mash, and then add the rest of the ingredients.