Sweet Potato Chronicles - THE NEVER ENDING STORY OF THE WELL-FED FAMILY…

St. Patrick's Day Kale and Banana Smoothie Bowl

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With a name like Keogh, you can bet we'll be hav­ing some good, clean St. Patrick's Day fun. Scar­lett and I will be dress­ing up in our cutest green blouses and maybe even adding a few but­tons for "flair." (Did you get the Office Space ref­er­ence? Tell me you did.) My Irish hus­band always rolls his eyes at our overblown spirit for the hol­i­day, but we can't resist a rea­son to dress up, throw a party and eat things that are green. This green smoothie bowl, sweet­ened by 2 bananas, makes chow­ing down on this shade of the rain­bow a lit­tle sweeter, espe­cially for lit­tle eaters (they don't always have to be little…I'm look­ing at you Mrs. Gib­son!) who find green not so appeal­ing. It makes a great break­fast or snack, whizzes up easy in your blender and is mighty fill­ing. I'm guess­ing this lit­tle gem will wind-up being one of your recipe sta­ples. If I'm wrong, I'll eat my flair.

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Leftover Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork, Caramelized Onion and Sweet Potato Quesadilla

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Here it is. My last recipe for the slow cooker pulled pork dish I gave you the other day. It's another so-simple-I-can-run-one-more-errand-before-going-home dish. Although, I do need to con­sider the fact that you may not have any more pulled pork. Or that you never made the pulled pork. Or that you absolutely hate pork. In that case, you can still make this recipe and love it.
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Leftover Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Burrito Bowl

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Did you make it? The slow-cooker pulled pork? I told you there would be lots of left­overs. Isn't it glo­ri­ous?! Looks like you have din­ner for a few nights. But don't worry. You won't fatigue of the pork because I have two great recipes that incor­po­rate the meat and they don't, in any way, resem­ble the piled-high sand­wich you stuffed your­self with the other night. In fact, if you didn't make the pork–and don't know what I'm talk­ing about because you just tuned in–or you're veg­e­tar­ian, don't worry. This recipe and a que­sadilla com­ing tomor­row can stand alone on their own deli­cious mer­its. Not to men­tion, they're pretty darn easy.

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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwich (and way more!)

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It's done. Call off the search. This is what you're mak­ing for din­ner this week­end. Hey, don't get all "thanks-a-lot-but-what-about-tonight-because-I-forgot-to-take-something-out-of-the-freezer-and-I'm-about-to-throw-in-the-towel." Go right ahead and throw that sucker in and make break­fast for din­ner or, bet­ter yet, order-in because next week you're set. That's right. Not only am I giv­ing you a pulled pork recipe but I'm going to fol­low it up with two other kick-butt dishes that use the left­overs. And, oh yes, there will be left­overs. Lots of them. Read more

Baked Oatmeal (That Tastes Like Apple Pie)

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Can some­one explain peo­ple who skip break­fast to me? You know the type, that per­son who says, "Ugh, I can't eat any­thing in the morn­ings. Maybe I'll have a cof­fee and then a snack at around 11…" I wake up ready to eat every day and woe to any­one who gets in my way. Like, for instance, my chil­dren. Here's the scene at my place at 7 a.m. Both kids shuf­fle down­stairs and start some activ­ity that I will have to pry them from in order to get through our rou­tine and make it to the bus on time. If I'm fool­ish enough to ask what every­one would like for break­fast, they answer in uni­son. Uni­son except they never answer the same thing. There's no way to write this but imag­ine the kids talk­ing at the same time, okay?

Me: What would you guys like for break­fast?
Julian: Eggs!
Esme: Por­ridge!
Then.…
Julian: I don't want por­ridge!
Esme: I don't want eggs!

So, by 7:05 we've had a fight, made no deci­sions about break­fast and the clock is tick, tick, tick­ing on the morn­ing count down. Good times.

Until I started mak­ing this awe­some break­fast win­ner. I do all the work on this baked oat­meal the night before, it bakes while I squeeze in an early morn­ing work­out and it makes enough to feed every­one for two days. Did you catch that? Two days! Oh, and every­one wants it every sin­gle time. Read more