I can't believe Christmas is almost here and I haven't had a manic meltdown yet. YET. No, really I feel very peaceful inside which is a real change from past years. We've backed off buying lots of gifts and tried to make lots of our own crafty presents or find thrifted treasures. I'm just as excited to be doing less and it feels like more, quite a realization right there.
Last week were busy making cookies for the first grade children to decorate during their crafting party time. We made lots and lots of sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies. I didn't really care for the gingerbread cookies, does anyone have a good dark spicy recipe they might point me too? I'd like to make some for our tree but so far my recipes have been losers. I have a top notch super simple sugar cookie recipe and would like a matching gingerbread man recipe. Thanks!
I made these sweet potato chips last week and they were a HIT. Honestly I need to make four potatoes worth instead of two because my kids really loved them, we barely got any. These may be a great way to get reluctant sweet potato eaters to try again.
SWEET POTATO CHIPS
2 large sweet potatoes
2 TBSP cooking oil
preheat oven to 400˚
wash potatoes, dry well
slice crosswise them into 1/4 inch slices
cover two baking sheets with foil
drizzle a small amount of oil on each sheet, use a potato slice to spread it around
put the slices of potatoes in a large bowl
pour the rest of the oil on them and toss to coat
lay potato slices out on the baking sheets so they are not overlapping
sprinkle with salt and pepper
bake at 400˚ for 10 minutes then rotate pans moving the top pan to the bottom rack and vice-versa
bake another 5-8 minutes leaving the oven door open to let steam escape, if needed so the chips will be crisp
after 5-8 minutes check to see if they are done enough, at this point some of ours were crispy but some were still soft
continue baking or run each pan briefly under the broiler to crisp them up
A simple big hit with my kids and they've even asked for them again. I think these will be on our menu this week.
Also today is the LAST DAY to leave a comment on any post since Thursdays post to help fill our food bank. For every comment left we'll donate a can of food to the local food bank. And yes multiple comments are welcome, especially if they help me take down Christina who thinks she gonna get more comments than me! It's win win either way though we both donate food to the food banks. My kids love to go to the store and pick out food for kids who may not have enough to eat.
Peace and Love--