August 21, Sunday
I love Sundays. I think I want to get back to the tradition of Sunday dinner, a bountiful meal late in the afternoon and everyone’s invited. I like how my friends have shabbat dinner on Friday, but I am way too tired on Friday nights to put a meal worthy of company on the table. Plus, it’s movie night and I need to leave room for popcorn and Milk Duds.
I added another meal to my back pocket. Pot roast with noodles, sweet potatoes, green peas, fruit and a green salad. It’s kind of heavy on the starch, but still pretty healthy.
For the potatoes, combine in a pan
a scant 1/4 cup of water
2-3 TB of brown sugar
2 TB of butter
a pinch of salt
Heat over medium heat and swirl the pan to dissolve everything, then add the potatoes. I slice my peeled sweet potatoes about three-quarters of an inch thick. Cover and let that bubble away while stirring occasionally. When the potatoes are almost soft through, uncover and let the sauce boil away until it forms a glaze. Watch carefully so that the sugar doesn’t burn. You can use maple syrup instead of brown sugar, but it’s pretty expensive these days.