30 weeks & sassy peach sweet potatoes

Guess who’s 30 weeks pregnant today?

That’s right…

I am!

(If you’re wondering why I am nearly headless in this photo, it is because the full shots came out too dark, and my editing software is on my laptop which is being repaired at Apple.  I promise that the top of my head is still in tact.)

I absolutely cannot believe it.  30 weeks seems like such a milestone to me.  I truly feel as though I’m  on the home stretch now!

On a complete different note, I don’t like football.

It bores me to tears, and if I must watch, the only team that I like is the New York Giants (I did grow up in New York after all).

On Saturday night, Michael wanted to watch the Panthers game, so I plopped down on the couch next to him with a bunch of things to keep me busy.

Among those things was a stack of my favorite cookbooks.

While the game was on, I sat on the couch and noted all of the recipes that I want to make soon.  One of those recipes was a side dish from my Trader Joe’s cookbook called Sassy Peach Sweet Potatoes.

I made a few tiny modifications here and there, and they came out great!

Sassy Peach Sweet Potatoes

(serves 4)

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion, sliced
4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
4 cloves fresh garlic
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
12 ounces of Peach Salsa (Any kind will work, but mine came from The Peach Stand)
salt and pepper (to taste)

In a large pan, heat the oil and saute the onion over medium-high heat until tender (about 5 minutes).  Add the garlic and saute for an additional 3 minutes.  Add the sweet potato cubes and saute for about 5 minutes.  Add the chicken broth and salsa.  Bring to a boil, reduce, cover, and simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender (about 10-15 minutes).  Remover the cover and increase to high heat if there is a lot of liquid left over.  Boil until the liquid reduces to a glaze.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

This recipe is perfect for this time of the year, and you can adapt it to your tastes by choosing a mild or hotter salsa.

Are you a football fan?  What is your favorite sport to watch?  My favorite sport to watch is definitely baseball.  I love it!

My sister is coming over soon, so I’m going to bid you farewell.

Have a great day!

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8 Comments

  1. Stopping by from SITS. That sweet potato recipe looks so yummy. Definitely mixes things up from my typical bake, butter, & brown sugar. I will have to try it.

  2. You have a basketball for a bump – Congrats on 30 weeks:) I am not a big fan of sports on TV – going to watch sports, watch in person is best to keep me engaged. Happy Tuesday!

    • Thanks so much! I definitely look like I’m smuggling a basketball under my shirt. Haha. Hope you’re having a great week! 🙂

  3. YAY 30 weeks!!! 🙂

    I can’t, for the life of me, sit and watch football, either – and Thomas is a hardcore football fanatic. Baseball, though, I’m all for that anytime! GO TRIBE (even though we suck!) 🙂

    Those sweet potatoes look delish, and I just love the name of the recipe!

    • I’m so glad that I’m not the only one who isn’t a football fan. Sometimes it makes me feel so un-American, but as far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t get more American than baseball. 🙂

  4. Ugh! I guess I will have to forgive you not liking football. I love football! I am a Denver Broncos fan and a Cleveland Browns fan. I do love baseball too and my teams there are the Cleveland Indians and the Colorado Rockies. In these orders. My favorite teams flip flop my sport. Funny huh! I always do like swimming since I was a swimmer myself. You look so cute at 30 weeks! Congrats!

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