I had one really large sweet potato which would have lasted but I felt like we needed something to go with our pasta to break up the boredom a little. My favorite way to have sweet potatoes is mashed with maple syrup and that is what I had planned to do. I'm the only one who really likes it so I wasn't overly concerned that there was only one potato. Then I spotted a partial container of coconut milk and I had a brainstorm!
Much to Kay's horror, I made her try a spoonful of the potatoes. Then, much to my surprise, she ate every speck of it off her plate and said that she liked it! I live for meals like this!
Please excuse the picture. It was very much an after-thought!
1 large sweet potato
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt and pepper
Peel the sweet potato and cut it into chunks. Place it in a pot with just enough water to cover it. Cover and boil until the potato is soft and most of the liquid is gone (about 30 minutes).
Drain any remaining liquid and mash the potato. Add the coconut milk (adjusting to the creaminess you desire) and the seasonings. Mix well and serve.
Kay: I didn't want to even try it because I hate sweet potatoes made other ways. But this was actually good. I thought it was sweet. I was surprise that there was coconut milk in it because I hate coconut.
Mom: I was pretty sure I would like this because I'll eat just about anything if it contains coconut milk. Kay does not share my love so I refused to tell her what was in it until after she tasted it. Of course I've tried to use this as an example of why she should try everything but I think maybe I was just lucky this time!