Thursday, June 7, 2012


Louis Armstrong is just a little before my time, but I always liked this song. I hope you enjoy it--you just gotta love how his eyes pop out while he sings. Then, after he's done singing, cook up a batch of sweet potatoes, and have them with grilled hamburgers for dinner.

I found this recipe online. It adds just enough sweet, and the potatoes aren't mushy like at Thanksgiving. I've become adicted to them.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size 3/4 cup)
• 2 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes
• 2 tablespoons oil
• 2 tablespoons honey
• 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
• 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch pieces and put in a gallon-sized ziploc bag. In a small bowl whisk together oil, honey and lemon juice. Pour mixture over potatoes in bag, and toss to coat. Pour into a 9 by 13 baking dish, or onto a cookie sheet.Sprinkle with the salt, and bake, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour, until potatoes are tender.
NOTE: This recipe has never taken an hour to cook. Stir every 10 minutes.


Valerie Ipson said...

That song is one of my faves, too.

Jennifer Griffith said...

Oh, my goodness. Those potatoes sound FANTASTIC. Thanks so much for the recipe! Mmmm!

Debra Erfert said...

Wonderful movie, Tina. Thanks! I'll pass on the sweet potatoes. Maybe someday my tastes will change and I'll grow to like them.

Tina Scott, the writing artist said...

You guys (gals) are the best! Thanks.