Sweet Potato Mash

This Sweet Potato Mash recipe is amazing and will bring you right to the holiday mind set. It's great enough to make year round, but a great additional to the Thanksgiving and Christmas table.

What You'll Need:

  • 4 Medium Sized Sweet Potatoes
  • 3 tblsp butter
  • 1/4 c skim milk
  • dash cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • dash clove
  • salt
  • pepper
Make it:

Start a large pot of boiling water with a dash of salt. Skin the potatoes and chop into cubes. When the water starts boiling add the potatoes and boil until the potatoes are soft. 

Once the potatoes are soft, drain the water and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well by using a hand mixer to make them silky soft. Taste, and then include additional salt and pepper to taste.

Shrimp Po' Boy

  • We're taking it down south today to give you a GREAT Shrimp Po' Boy recipe. This is super simple, and relatively inexpensive considering most of the ingredients will already be in your pantry. There is practically no prep time and cooking is a breeeeezzzeeee!!! I made minor adjustments to a Cooking Light recipe. (I love my Cooking Light cookbook)

What you'll need:

  • 5 tablespoons dry Whole Wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
  • garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 
  • 1/4 cup ketchup 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon hot sauce 
  • Whole Wheat  long rolls
  • 2 cups lettuce
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
Make It:

Start by cleaning and removing the tails of your shrimp. Next, in a small bowl, add the minced garlic and breadcrumbs and mix these together well. Dredge the shrimp in the breadcrumb mix and cover well. In a medium sized pan, heat some oil on a medium-high heat and begin to sautee the shrimp. Cook the shrimp for approximately 5 minutes on each side or until shrimp browns on both sides.

While the shrimp is cooking, add the wet ingredients in a small bowl along with the seasonings. That includes everything in the list above except for the shrimp, breadcrumbs, garlic, bread, onion, and lettuce! Feel free to adjust this "dressing" according to your likes as this is going to be spread on your bread. Kick it up with extra seasoning and lemon, or tone it down with extra ketchup. However you prefer. I like mine with a little kick! Refrigerate this while we continue to cook the shrimp and let the flavors marry.

While the shrimp is finishing up in the pan, split the bread long ways and lightly toast. While the bread is toasting, shred some lettuce and onion to garnish and add some crunch to your sandwich. Once the bread is toasted, add the lettuce, onion, "spicy ketchup" by spreading it on the bread, and then finally add your shrimp.

Photo shown with a Sweet Mashed Potato side. Recipe to come shortly!


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