This evening, after a day of heavy rain, I took these pictures of my remaining roses.As you know, I have a thing for roses, especially with raindrops on them. Soon I will be cutting them back to the 14 inches of stems, in preparation for the winter season. Their exquisite beauty continues to amaze me.
I want to share a recipe that I tried recently. I think it is a most delicious recipe, and an unusual combination. I found it in my "Southern Living Farmers Market Cookbook". The flavors of the sausage and the sweet potatoes, blend perfectly and make a great combination, especially with the lemon-garlic mayonnaise sauce. We think this is an exceptionally good and easy recipe.
Sweet Potato Squares With Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise
2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled(I did not peel them) cut into 32 (1 inch) cubes
2 Tbs. olive oil
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 pound spicy smoked sausage(I used sweet sausage) cut into pieces
32 wooden sticks(I used plastic sticks from the grocery store).
Garnish; fresh thyme sprigs
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place sweet potato cubes on a lightly greased 15 x 10 inch jelly roll pan. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
Bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes, turning cubes twice. (I baked them at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.)
Cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over med. high heat 3 -4 minutes on each side, or until browned. Drain on paper towels.
Place 1 sausage slice on top(or underneath) of 1 sweet potato cube; secure with a pick. Repeat with remaining sausage and sweet potato pieces. Serve with garlic-mayonnaise sauce.
Yield; 8 appetizer servings.
1 cup of mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley(I used parsley flakes)
2 tsp. minced garlic(I used 1 tsp. of Peter's garlic powder)
1 tsp. lemon zest
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
Stir together all ingredients. Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 7 days. Yield; 1 cup
Just in case you are looking for a dish to take to an event, or one to share for dinner. I served this recipe for dinner, with steamed broccoli and cole slaw.
A little something for you this evening.