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A 200 gram sweet potato contains 769%
of your daily vitamin A. If your kids are like
mine, this is not a selling point. Neither is the
65% daily vitamin C count. In fact, this information
is greeted with as much enthusiasm as cleaning
their room, doing their homework, or shutting off
the television, but I digress.
Here's how I get my dudes to partake in my love
of sweet potatoes. Simply, boil these taters, mash them up and pack them
around a large marshmallow. Now they're reconsidering. Okay, so it's a little more
complicated than that, but you get the idea. Sweet Potato Balls are a wonderful way
to use this vitamin rich vegetable. Not only do my boys eat them, but they demand
seconds. Sadly, I can't do much about the other issues like cleaning and homework.
You're on you're own there.
Sweet Potato Balls
3 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
¼ cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
2 tbspns milk
¼ tspn salt
1 tspn lemon zest
2 cups shredded coconut (or corn flakes
if you're not a coconut person)
Mix all of your ingredients (except coconut
or corn flakes), shape into a ball around a
large marshmallow, roll in coconut (or corn
flakes). Bake at 350 for 20 min.
Be sure to watch the oven for the last few
minutes of baking. The heat causes the
marshmallows to expand and they might explode.
The dudes love the element of danger in that
SPRNKLE WITH MURDER -- March 2010
aka Lucy Lawrence --
STUCK ON MURDER -- Sept 2009
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