Wednesday, February 22

Sneaking in the Sweet Potato....:)

Okay another night after swim practice and little league...what to do?  I had not had my normal "game plan", and I knew it was "Date Night Dinner" with the hubby.  Date night dinner, is when the hubby and I get the kids fed with their own meal, then he and I enjoy a quiet dinner after they are in bed.  This works because of our busy schedule, since we rarely go out on weekends nights.  So date night has to be on a school night.  The kids are in bed by 8:00, so we are still able to eat at a decent hour.This is just once in a while, normally eating even this late is not so great, but it works.

Pasta was going to become dinner for the kids.   Pretty standard, however I was out of things for their salad.  How can I get a veggie into them?  Bingo, the sauce, and as luck would have it, I had two sweet potatoes I had just steamed during the day in the fridge.  Pretty easy and here is how it goes..

1 can tomato sauce
2 sweet potatoes
sprinkle sea salt (for taste)
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup almond milk

Heat in the pan before adding pasta, mix and serve, then wait.....yep just wait to see if they notice.  Don't say a word, just chill.....Oh my, both bowls wiped out and one for seconds!  Success, yes, sneaking in the sweet potatoes and they never even knew.
Sweet Potato, shhhh - they will never know :)

Most Fav Flower Ever!!
While cooking this very clever meal for the kids, the hubby comes home from work and again just randomly shows up with another batch of flowers....(this time my most, most favs...Gerber Daisy) I love them and him! Just a small touch to add to the kitchen, enjoying my family, happy with my meal plan for the night and counting my blessings.  All while thinking whooo hooooo I sure hope someone tries this recipe out for their little ones. 
Even Stryker loves a little sweet potato sometimes :)
Faith and Stryker.....


Michelle said...

I love those flowers too.. I have a pot of them growing in my kitchen.. they bloom at the strangest times.. which always makes me smile :) said...

That sounds like a really yummy sauce - great idea! Makes a change from having a tomato based sauce all the time, so I think I will definitely try it :-)

Stryker is soooo cute! Does he get "babied" much lol!