I have been busy as a bear on a honey hive this week, getting myself ready to take a much-needed break from work next week. But I do want to assure you that the Fridge won’t be ENTIRELY empty. A few of my lovely colleagues have agreed to post some guest blog entries, so you’ll get a break from me, as well as a different perspective!
I plan to give those aforementioned colleagues a couple of books to give away, so be sure to check the blog next week for a chance to win a prizie! And before I go, I will offer you a fun entertainment idea for any kind of dinner party, family gathering or football-watching event you might be having through the next few months: A sweet potato bar!
We’ve talked before about how easy and fun serve-yourself bars can be at parties. You can make taco bars, nacho bars, chili or soup bars, baked potato bars, sundae bars and more. But I’d never really thought about a sweet potato bar until I saw it mentioned recently. Seems like a very autumnal idea, doesn’t it?
Here’s what to do: Bake enough sweet potatoes for your guests, then provide them with the following suggested toppings and let them load away:
- Toasted pecans or walnuts
- Candied nuts
- Light or dark brown sugar
- Butter (of course!)
- Maple syrup
- Toasted shredded coconut
- Mini marshmallows
- Dried cranberries
- Crumbled bacon (for a savory touch)
If anyone can think of other topping ideas, feel free to comment. And please have a safe, happy week while I’m away from the blog!