My foot is still bothering me and instead of risking an ice bath I decided to stick to a arm circuit so that I could still get credit for my activity in my virtual boot camp.
Since I am the unluckiest person alive I am sure I will not be winning the cash prize at the end. But it was still a fun workout and one I could do at home. My favorite kind.
It also allowed me to be the one to clean up the chocolate milk that exploded in our trashcan.
Being home meant I could monitor the sweet potatoes that had to cook for a whole hour.
So much longer then I think sweet potatoes should take.
It was worth it in the end.
But for some reason there was leftover filling.
I never understand how that happens.
**Photo taken after I ate most of the leftover filling**
Spicy Sweet Potato Boats (serves two or four depending if you have a salad)
2 sweet potatoes
3 spicy turkey sausage links
1/2 cup sweet onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
1 tbsp butter
1/4 teaspoon sage
1 wedge laughing cow swiss cheese
1/2 cup of Pepper Jack Cheese
S&P to taste
1. Preheat oven to 375. Cover a baking sheet with foil and top with a wire rack. Pierce sweet potatoes with a knife multiple times and place on top of wire rack. Cook for 35-60 minutes. -Mine took the whole 60.
2. While cooking remove sausage from casing and cook in skillet until brown. Remove sausage with a slated spoon, leaving grease to cook onions.
3. Add 1 tbsp butter to sausage grease, add onions, sage and spinach and let cook for about 5 minutes or until onions are golden. Remove from heat, I just poured it in with the sausage.
4. When sweet potatoes are cooked and slightly cooled, cut in half length wise and spoon out potato filling into a bowl. I left a small layer so that the skin would not collapse. I also used a oven mitt to hold the pototoes because I am impatient. Use a fork or potato masher to mash.
5. Add wedge of laughing cow – the original recipe calls for sour cream and that sounded yuck so I did not use it- and mix until incorporated. Add sausage, and onion mixture, S&P to your liking. Put mixture back into the sweet potato skin.
6. Set oven to broil. Top boats with Pepper Jack Cheese, and broil for 4 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
I am not sure how the hubby will like it but he went weeknight golfing so his opinion is moo.