Josh is on vacation this week. Lucky bastard and all that 😀 Today, I was finally off. I like my job, but damn, I was ready for a day to sleep in.
Not that THAT happened! We had to drop the truck off at the dealer because my battery gauge kept jumping around. It’s something we should watch but the part to fix alone is almost $600, and since it isn’t HURTING the truck while it’s in use, we don’t have to fix it. Same with the MAF sensor and the ABS brain 😆 Truck will be getting upgraded in a couple years, and according to Kelly Blue Book, is only worth a little over $4k, with a trade-in value barely over $2k 😆
Oh goodness! I have been craving BACON. Who’s with me? Let’s get some bacon!!
Orange-Sage Sweet Potatoes With Bacon
4 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 10 cups)
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/4 cup water
3 cups tablespoons packed brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon dried leaf sage, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, cut up
4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
Place sweet potatoes slices in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. In a small bowl, stir together orange juice concentrate, water, brown sugar, salt, sage, and thyme. Pour over sweet potato slices; toss to coat. Dot with butter.
Cover and cook on low-heat for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Before serving, stir to coat with orange juice mixture and sprinkle with bacon.
So, if you decide to try this, let me know. I’m a wuss when it comes to peeling sweet potatoes. They’re a PAIN IN THE BUTT, and I want to know if it’s worth it first