Monday, December 22, 2014

Home Grown Sweet Potatoes

I've been growing sweet potatoes for a few years now.  We bought two slips from ECHO in North Fort Myers a few years ago.  I just let them roam.  Each year I dig up a few potatoes here and there. Unfortunately, the majority of them have been really small so I just stick them back in the ground. But every now and then we get a really long one or a few that aren't uselessly skinny.

I'll let these dry a few days, then brush the dirt off and let them sit for a week or two to cure.

I dug up a half dozen or so a few weeks ago.  Last night I peeled them and boiled them up for dinner.

I've come to the conclusion that I need to grow them in big landscaper pots.  It might be more productive, and definitely easier to dig up!

Here's a Persian lime I found on the ground yesterday.  It was pretty darn good in ice water. Very juicy.

I got in the cooking mood yesterday for some reason.  Roast chicken for dinner with a salad and mashed sweet potatoes.  I had some leftover russett potatoes, brocolli, celery and some onion so I made up some potato/brocolli soup.  It was yummy!

And since hubby has been asking me to make Indian Pudding, I made some of that too.  It takes several hours to bake and you have to stir it every 30 minutes. It's our all time favorite dessert from our days of living in New Hampshire many years ago.

Looking forward to Wed/Thurs/Fri off the next two weeks!  Yay!

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