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You know from my last blog post on sweet potatoes, that sweet potatoes are one of my favorites, if not my favorite thing to grow. They are hardy, easy to care for, and fantastic fun to dig! Besides all that, they are one of the most nutritious garden plants in the world. The sweet potato is so incredibly versatile. If you search for sweet potato recipes the problem will be deciding which ones to try because you will find so many. Narrowing down our choices here on the farm is difficult. We eat sweet potatoes 5-7 days a week once we dig them and no one ever grows tired of them or says, “Sweet Potatoes again?” NEVER. I picked out the three I would consider our “Farm Favorites.”
This first one is for my four legged friends. We are just as concerned and watchful of what our animals eat as we are for ourselves. Doggie treats are always in supply here and there are certain times they will sit and wait for the treat if you forget, especially after doing chores. I save the smallest tubers from the harvest to give them for treats.Who would guess that dogs love sweet potatoes as much as humans!
My next choice is something I made up a couple of years ago. I wanted to make a breakfast casserole using the veggies from our harvest. I created several versions depending on what we had on the counter waiting to be eaten. When we dug the sweet potatoes, I didn’t want to wait until lunch to have one, so I made this and boy was it wonderful. This recipe is one of those that I have included in the recipe book I am writing for my boys, so it is written conversationally between them and me.
[yumprint-recipe id=’1′]The last one is the best sweet potato casserole ever. It was a recipe of the boys’ grandmother. They called her, “BB.” I made one for Thanksgiving when Tommy was about 3. He told me, “It’s good Mommy, but it’s not like BB’s.” She so sweetly wrote down her recipe for me and I have made it her way ever since. I guess you shouldn’t mess with perfection! It is so good my husband eats it as dessert.
I hope you enjoy these recipes. Let me know how they turn out for you. If you have a recipe you want to share, email it or comment below and I will add it to my Pinterest board Yummy Sweet Potato Recipes with a link back to you or your website – whichever you want.
Safe and Happy Journey,
Rhonda and The Pack