Sweet Potatoes for Grandma
This past weekend my mom called me to go over the Thanksgiving menu. We went through it item by item, reviewed our list, checked it twice and then hung up. Two minutes later she called me back and asked if we could really have Thanksgiving without sweet potatoes. I said, “I think we’ll have enough food.” She said, “It’s not about how much food! It’s about Thanksgiving.”
She’s right. There are just certain things you need on your Thanksgiving table and sweet potatoes is one of them. So this weekend my kid and I set out to try a new recipe. I thought my five-and-a-half year old might like the candied sweet potato recipe because it has the word candy in the name—but he actually liked it because it has Honey Nut Cheerios in the recipe. He thought that was WAY COOL.
Since he’s in kindergarten, he’s also crazy about sorting and patterning. He went right to work layering up the sweet potato slices. We made this dish extraspecial by peeling some Granny Smith apples and slicing them whole, then sliding them in between the sweet potatoes. It turned out to be an excellent “patterning” activity and and even better eating activity!
Sweet on sweet potatoes? Mix it up in new recipes that kids will love: