It seems the weeks are full of work, school, laundry, meals, cleaning (lately not so much)…and knock knock jokes. I decided to integrate a few knock knock jokes into our day for Ollie’s sake. Lighten the mood a bit 🙂 He’s really gotten a kick out of them. Currently his favorite: “Knock knock. Who’s there? Boo. Boo Who? Awe – please don’t cry!”
Being extra busy this time of year has made me a lazy cook. I decided I needed to do something about my lack of energy when we ran out of coconut – and instead of dragging myself to the grocery store, I made an order on Amazon and decided to wait for the 48 hours it would take to have it delivered to my door to make what I had planned. Laziness or lack of energy? Maybe a bit of both. I upped my calcium/magnesium intake because my stress levels have been a little higher than normal and added a little more B-12. I am also trying to go to bed earlier. Going to bed early is a bit of a challenge for me. After I put the kids to bed I get a good hour before my bed time – which means I run through the house cleaning up , folding laundry, catching up on emails and work – and then if that’s all done – I get to sit quietly on the couch (!) and read a magazine or take the time to do my blogging – which seems to be taking a back seat to everything lately. Don’t get me wrong, busy is good – it’s just prioritizing 🙂 My good friend just said to me last night “I always have time for things I want to do”. Isn’t that the truth. I try hard not to say, “I’m too busy” or “I just don’t have the time…”. Sure you do. It’s just not a priority – and that’s ok! Make time for what’s important! How about, “I just haven’t take the time” or “I don’t want to take the time”….
Enough of the lesson for today…
Sweet potatoes are a regular around our house. I came across a recipe from Ina Garten and decided to make it for supper last week. I couldn’t find the recipe online otherwise I would have linked to it. I tweaked it quite a bit and it turned out so well!
I’ve been using all of the herbs my mom got me -fresh thyme is so fun to have on hand.
Fresh Dubliner Cheese!
And Kerrygold unsalted. Does it get any better?
I used 3 sweet potatoes. Baked them for about an hour.
Not only is the cheese on the inside – but on top for that golden cheesy crunch.
Usually we eat our sweet potatoes with butter and maple syrup. This was a nice change from the usual.
- 3 large sweet potatoes
- 5 sprigs of fresh thyme
- ½ cup Kerrygold unsalted butter
- 4 scallions, chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese, grated
- 1 egg
- Bake the sweet potatoes for about an hour or until soft.
- Remove from oven and let cool for a bit.
- Scrape the insides out and discard the skin.
- Melt the butter in a pan.
- Add in the thyme leaves and green onions.
- Put the mashed sweet potatoes into a bowl and add in 1 beaten egg, butter/thyme/scallion.
- Add in salt and ⅔ of the cheese.
- Stir until well mixed.
- Pour into a 9x9 pan.
- Sprinkle with ⅓ cup remaining cheese.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes until heated through, puffed up and a crust forms on top.