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30 weeks & sassy peach sweet potatoes

Posted Aug 14 2012 10:08pm
Home Pregnancy 30 weeks & sassy peach sweet potatoes

2 comments Aug 14/12 Pregnancy, Recipes, Sides, Trader Joe's, Vegetarian

Guess who’s 30 weeks pregnant today?

That’s right…

I am!

(If you’re wondering why I am nearly headless in this photo, it is because the full shots came out too dark, and my editing software is on my laptop which is being repaired at Apple.  I promise that the top of my head is still in tact.)

I absolutely cannot believe it.  30 weeks seems like such a milestone to me.  I truly feel as though I’m  on the home stretch now!

On a complete different note, I don’t like football.

It bores me to tears, and if I must watch, the only team that I like is the New York Giants (I did grow up in New York after all).

On Saturday night, Michael wanted to watch the Panthers game, so I plopped down on the couch next to him with a bunch of things to keep me busy.

Among those things was a stack of my favorite cookbooks.

While the game was on, I sat on the couch and noted all of the recipes that I want to make soon.  One of those recipes was a side dish from my Trader Joe’s cookbook called Sassy Peach Sweet Potatoes.

I made a few tiny modifications here and there, and they came out great!

Sassy Peach Sweet Potatoes (serves 4)

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion, sliced
4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
4 cloves fresh garlic
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
12 ounces of Peach Salsa (Any kind will work, but mine came from The Peach Stand)
salt and pepper (to taste)

In a large pan, heat the oil and saute the onion over medium-high heat until tender (about 5 minutes).  Add the garlic and saute for an additional 3 minutes.  Add the sweet potato cubes and saute for about 5 minutes.  Add the chicken broth and salsa.  Bring to a boil, reduce, cover, and simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender (about 10-15 minutes).  Remover the cover and increase to high heat if there is a lot of liquid left over.  Boil until the liquid reduces to a glaze.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

This recipe is perfect for this time of the year, and you can adapt it to your tastes by choosing a mild or hotter salsa.

Are you a football fan?  What is your favorite sport to watch?  My favorite sport to watch is definitely baseball.  I love it!

My sister is coming over soon, so I’m going to bid you farewell.

Have a great day!

  1. Stopping by from SITS. That sweet potato recipe looks so yummy. Definitely mixes things up from my typical bake, butter, & brown sugar. I will have to try it.

  2. You have a basketball for a bump – Congrats on 30 weeks:) I am not a big fan of sports on TV – going to watch sports, watch in person is best to keep me engaged. Happy Tuesday!

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