Sweet Potato Sky

Beautiful orange sunrise: LadyD Books
I'm the lucky one!

 How incredible to wake up each morning but especially one particular November sunrise day, and say to myself aloud, "Wow... look at that sky!"

Most definitely to me, it looks like a 'sweet potato' sky. As you prepare for your Thanksgiving meal, will you be serving mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes or both? Choices at dinner are always a good thing at our house. I have an easy recipe to share.

sweet potato fries
Sweet Potato Fries


2 pounds sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon course kosher salt, adjust to taste
1/4 teaspoon garlic pepper, adjust to taste
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Container: large baking sheet
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

  • Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  • Generously coat baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray or olive oil.
  • Peel sweet potatoes.
  • Cut into 1/2-inch thick sticks that are approximately 4 to 5-inches long, or cut into wedges.
  • Place potatoes into a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle potatoes with *seasonings and stir until potatoes are evenly coated.
  • Place potatoes in a single layer on baking sheet. Potatoes may need to be baked in 2 separate batches.
  • Bake approximately 10 minutes.
  • Remove and turn potatoes over, return to oven.
  • Bake potatoes an additional 20 minutes or until done.
  • Season to taste and serve hot.

    *Any combination of your favorite seasonings can replace those listed in the ingredients.
Sweet Potato Oven Baked Recipe

After I cut up the raw sweet potatoes into fries, I like to mix them with olive oil and Parmesan Cheese. Using a hot oven, let's say 400 degrees, keep an eye on them for about 20 mins. or so, stirring frequently on an aluminum foil cookie sheet. Kids love them, too!

photo collage
Sunrise Sweet Potato Sky

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Happy SkyWatch Friday!

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  1. What a great title....sweet potato sky. It really does have the color of sweet potatoes. I cannot get over your beautiful capture. It is exquisite. Beautiful photography. genie

  2. One word, gorgeous. It is truly one of God's finest works. I have to say that I love the blog title you chose.

  3. Turnabout is fair play so I am now your 70th follower. genie

  4. Yes you are the lucky one here :0) Amazing beautiful shot of the sky :0)

  5. Lovely comments from so many beautiful people. Thank you.
    Nice to meet you!

  6. Captured beautifully!

    Late visiting from SW, hope you can peek at my Skywatch entry when you get a chance. Thanks.


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