This is by far one of the most delicious sides I’ve ever made- it’s so good, in fact, that tonight, this will most likely be my entire dinner! 😉

It’s really simple too- you just need 4o minutes to bake the sweet potatoes, but the prep literally took about 5 minutes.

Anyway, here’s the recipe, from Epicurious.com:

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch-thick rounds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh thyme leaves, plus 6 thyme sprigs for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 450°F. In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and toss. Arrange potato slices in single layer on heavyweight rimmed baking sheet or in 13×9-inch baking dish. Place on top rack of oven and roast until tender and slightly browned, about 40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, garnished with thyme sprigs.
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Headed into the oven:
And, after roasting for 40-all done!
* Omgoodness, I can’t stop drooling- this is so good! *
You need to make these! 🙂
(I don’t know what’s going on w/the spacing…annoying!)

Ok, so, even though I said I wouldn’t be posting for awhile, I just realized that I had a draft post saved- perfect!

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A friend was asking for suggestions on how to use her crock pot- what recipes, I mean!  I use ours for lots of things, but one of my favorite is just plain ol’ “crock pot chicken,” where you toss a whole chicken into your crockpot, and…let it do what it does for a few hours!  Easy! (and yummy).

So, I bought a chicken this morning- about 4 lbs- and after rinsing it off, put it breast-side up in the pot.  Then, I added some chicken broth- just enough to make sure that the chicken is about half covered.

Then, after putting the lid on, I turned the heat to ‘high,’ where I’ll leave it for about an hour, and then turn it back down to low for the next few hours.

I started at 1:30, so it’s been cooking for about 4 hours now.  It might be done now, but I’m going to turn it back up to high for a little bit, probably only for a half hour or so.  There’s no real way to tell if it’s done, apart from taking the lid off and ruining all the good trapped heat you have in the crock pot, so I don’t wanna do that yet.  I’ll wait another half hour…and then, ruin the whole crock-pot system! 😉

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So, the chicken was perfect- held together, looking like a chicken until I tried to pick it up, and then it fell apart.  Yum!  I served it w/gravy, mashed potatoes (half red potatoes, half yams), and spinach.

Delicious! 🙂