Saturday, March 21, 2015

Bacon-wrapped Sweet Potato Bites

     Wow, it's been a long time since my last post!  But, with baby number six on the way, I have had to cut out some activities, which has included blogging for the most part.  I'm realizing, too, with another one coming that I may not be posting as much to my blog.  But, when I have the chance, I hope to sneak one in here and there.

     One of my friends has been working on eating a mostly Paleo diet, which I have been eating for almost three years (minus a couple of months at the beginning of this pregnancy!)  We had been talking about getting together for a Paleo meal, and we made it happen this week. It was a lot of fun, and really delicious, too!  For an appetizer, I made these delicious Bacon-wrapped Sweet Potato Bites.  You can find the recipe here.  I really love the Stir It Up site and have made several of her recipes including one of my favorite Paleo pancake recipes.
     I softened these up in the microwave instead of a skillet, and it worked really well.  Just put your sweet potatoes in a microwave-safe container with some water, put the lid on, and microwave until soft enough to get a toothpick through.  Then drain the water and mix with butter and salt.

    I also sliced my bacon lengthwise before slicing it into three pieces width wise (so you can wrap six cubes of sweet potatoes with one slice of bacon.)  After baking them, I just put them in the crock pot on low until we are ready to eat.  I have made this recipe twice now, and my family prefers it without drizzling on any maple syrup.  I always end up with some extra pieces of sweet potato which I just scramble up with some eggs the next morning!

    Here are the recipes for the rest of our meal:

Orange Salmon with Broccoli and Peppers--my kids don't care for salmon, so I also make some chicken using this recipe.

Spinach Salad with Basalmic Vinaigrette.  (If you're looking for an easy homemade salad dressing, try this one!)

Fruit Salad

Paleo Apple Crisp--when I get my friend's recipe I will include a link.  This recipe is one that I have made and liked.

Paleo Salted Caramel Ice Cream--can I just say yum?  The problem is that I have leftovers, and they calling to me from the freezer!

     It was a great time with good food and friends!  We will have to plan another one soon!

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