Recipe Ingredients (for sweet potato mixture):
- about 5 lbs of sweet potatoes
Well, Thanksgiving is upon us, and that means LOTS of yummy, seasonal, and rather unhealthy food galore! Because I knew I would be spending lots of time and money this week preparing different holiday meals for various events, my wallet (and my belly!) needed to take it easy last week. Therefore, on Monday, I made this healthy baked pasta which will feed my husband and me through Wednesday. With tomatoes, whole wheat pasta, and lean ground beef, this dish is not only healthy, but hearty and flavorful.
Pot roast: one of my ultimate comfort foods. I believe there are probably a million pot roast recipes out there, and for this particular recipe, I combined some of my favorites to create a tender, flavorful roast. I like to cook roasts in my slow cooker, but on this particular night, I was cooking for my family and didn’t have the 7-8 hours that I prefer to have when cooking a roast, so I used my dutch oven instead.
I love different versions of enchiladas. Throw some good stuff into a tortilla, smother it in sauce and cheese, and voila! Lots of deliciousness ensues. Now, Mister Spice and I usually have some kind of poultry or beef for dinner every night, so I am constantly looking for yummy, hearty, meatless recipes that Mister Spice will enjoy. This is one of those recipes!
My husband’s family is full of wonderful cooks, and one such cook is his Aunt Shari, whose Cajun roots are conveyed in her unique dishes. One dish she made for Mister Spice and me one summer was blackened tilapia; I am pretty picky (surprise, surprise) when it comes to fish, but I loved this recipe! The recipe is originally by Pat O’Carroll of Pat O’Carroll’s in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Aunt Shari sent me home with the recipe and instructions, and I decided to try it out on catfish this time!