I was alone from Thursday to Sunday with LO. We had a nice weekend of swimming, mommy and me yoga class and a family birthday get together. I was a super busy lady, but it was also very fun!
By Sunday evening I was NOT feeling up to making a huge dinner so I decided to take my last sweet potato and make baked sweet potato skins. It was the first time I made them so it was a bit of an adventure for me as well!
Here is what you need;
- 1 sweet potato
- 1/2 tbsp garlic butter
- 1/2 tomato diced
- 3 tbsp shredded cheese
- 3 tbsp milk
- 1 green onion
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp parsley flakes
This is a very quick recipe, but the longest part is baking the sweet potato in the oven at 400°F for 50 minutes. So preheat your oven (or in my case, toaster oven), line your baking sheet with aluminum foil, poke holes in the sweet potato with a fork and place it on the sheet and in the heated oven.
While you are waiting for the sweet potato to bake, get your other ingredients like the cheese and tomato ready. I had about 1 tbsp of leftover shredded cheddar and used about 2 tbsps of Parmesan for the rest. I diced up (rather crudely) about half of a tomato and set them aside.
After 50 minutes, pull the potato out of the oven and cut it in half (keep the oven on!). Scoop out the innards and place them in a bowl, put the skins back on the sheet.
Take the innards and put your garlic butter and milk in. Mash it around with a fork. Add salt and pepper to taste.
After mixing thoroughly, add the delicious innards back into the potato skins, dress with tomatoes, parsley flakes and cheese. Pop it back into the oven for 5 minutes and broil for 3 minutes.
BONUS FOOD** Have any tortillas lying around? Heat up a frying pan, butter the tortilla with that delicious garlic butter and fry up those tortillas. Use a pizza cutter and cut the tortillas, serve with salsa. In my case it was Mango Lima Salsa. Sooooo Good!
When you pull the sweet potato skins out of the oven, then you can plate everything. Add some sour cream and some fresh cut green onions to a serving bowl. Simple and delicious.
This weekend is LO’s 2nd Birthday Party. I am making a couple things and will have to post pictures of the cute centerpieces, some cool themed bread bowls and the delicious cupcakes! There will also be a recipe for a delicious Vegan Chili! See you next week!