See, I love all holidays but there is something special about Thanksgiving! I love it for many reasons.
For family time.
For grocery shopping. And more grocery shopping.
For insane amounts of vegetables! This year, I used 3lbs of carrots between my carrot parsnip gratin, roasted carrots and snack carrots.
For the little things in life that make me smile.
For all the extra help I received from my mom and MIL!
For my husband!
For using our nice dishes.
For good wine and conversation.
For proving to myself that I can cook a 17lb bird!! Wahoo!!
Most of all- I love Thanksgiving for the intentional time it gives us to pause and give thanks!!
One more thing--- I also love this holiday because it's the beginning of much more family time, celebrations and good food.
Knowing what's to come in the calorie department- I tried out a healthy snack idea this weekend. -
Sweet Potato Snack Bites! Easy and really good.
Sweet Potato Snack Bites
3 medium size sweet potatoes or yams
1 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 egg white
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Pierce potatoes with fork and place on baking sheet. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until soft. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
Turn oven to 350 degrees. Prepare of baking sheet with parchment paper. When cool, peel and mash potatoes then add flour. In small bowl whisk egg white and butter. Combine all ingredients together and with a tablespoon scoop out into balls. Once prepared put in freezer for 10-15 minutes. Pull from freezer and bake for 30 minutes. They should be somewhat crispy on the outside but soft inside.
These are great to put in lunches or serve as an after school snack!