What a week it has been.... am I right?
The last few days I've spent a lot of time thinking about how our recent changes within our government may affect me, my family, friends, and community. And though I am skeptical our about our president elect . I don't want him to fail. While I watch my liberal friends and conservative family duke it out online, I've stepped back, watched, listened, and pondered.
I have decided to not partake in the bashing of our new commander and chief.... however I am not celebrating his presidential win. I am going to live my life as I always do, and I will raise my children to be kind and to be smart. To listen, and to be heard. And to make sure they too work hard to raise a better generation. Because we as a country are so much better than this.
Now that I have thoughts in my head on what I can do to make a difference, I also need to get back to life. I find it a difficult task to do, especially since I have been sharing holiday recipes. The holiday season may be tough for many families as we all seem to be so deeply divided.
So I ask you all to try, try very hard to listen to one another, to put judgments aside, and enjoy your Thanksgivings with each other. And most of all, be thankful for your friends, family and the fact that we live in one of the best countries in the world.... as imperfect as America may be.... there isn't anywhere else in the world I'd rather call home.
On Thanksgiving, I normally do not serve many appetizers, but I always am sure to have a couple out for my guests to snack on before the turkey dinner comes out.
These sweet potatoes are possibly the easiest, tastiest appetizer on the planet, they are also great served as a side dish to almost any meal.
Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Wedges
2 Sweet potatoes, peeled
1lb of bacon
Pure Maple Syrup for dipping
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Cut the sweet potatoes into wedges, and wrap each on in a slice of bacon.
Place on a lined baking sheet, fat side down.
Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp, and the sweet potatoes are tender in the centers.
Serve hot with pure maple syrup for dipping.