Daily Archives: October 14, 2006

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(you might be better off not knowing!)  😉

My family Christmas is today!  My mom and dad spend the winter in Florida, so we always have our "Christmas" in October so they can leave before they see snow (HAH! they got fooled this year, didn't they?!?!?)

I got them this (autographed by the author) and gift cards to their favorite restaurants.  I'm looking forward to spending most of the day with my siblings and parents (and all of the "cousins" who are younger than my kids - the older three have moved away).

At any rate, on the weight watchers end, I'm taking this recipe (I'll post a photo and opinions tonight when I hear from people who have a good sense of taste):

Sweet Potatoes

3/4 cup orange juice
1 very large or 2 medium sweet potatoes (1 1/2 pounds), cut in half, then lengthwise into 8 wedges
1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 cup dried cranberries or dried cherries (optional)

Toss potato wedges with orange juice, olive oil, cinnamon, cumin, honey and salt. Spread in a shallow baking dish and bake, covered, in a 400-degree oven until fork-tender but not mushy (about 45 minutes), basting once or twice during baking.

Uncover for the last 15 minutes and sprinkle with cranberries or cherries if desired. Serves 6.

Per serving: 104 calories, 1.5g protein, 1g fat (0.2g saturated), 23g carbohydrates, 2.3g fiber, 10mg sodium.

Weight Watchers Points Per Serving: 2

Source: Yahoo groups

Health plus: Sweet potatoes are a rich source of the antioxidants beta and alpha carotene. Cinnamon and other spices raise insulin activity, needed to process sugar.