It’s A Record-Breaking Size!

I harvested a humongous sweet potato. And I mean humongous. It might not be record-breaking by Guinness standards, but it sure is by mine. A whopping 9 lbs — BIGGER than my newborn babies, mind you, both of whom weighed in below 8 lbs. Pretty incredible, huh?

Record size sweet potato

I think so. And you’ll never guess where I found it.

Birthing the big sweet potato

My compost pile. Yep, it was lurking deep beneath my kitchen scraps and lawn leaves, hidden from view save for the glorious array of green leaves above surface; the mega sweet potato. I’m telling you, if you don’t have a compost pile, you need one.

Compost sweet potatoes

If this isn’t testament to the fact that vegetables can grow all by themselves without any interference from the well-meaning gardener, I don’t know what is. I mean, this gardening stuff is easy! Seriously. Get a compost pile, grow some mega antioxidants. You’ll be happier for it!

Now back to the sweet potato. What do you do with a sweet potato that size? Why, you cook it!

blend sweet potatoes until smooth

Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Sweet Potato Pie are delicious, but if you prefer something a bit healthier, how about Healthy Sweet Potato Fries? Perhaps a tray of sweet potato chips?

our school harvest sweet treats

Or two. Three. Shoot–you could probably make an entire jumbo size bag of the healthy snacks! Simply shave off a slice, brush it with olive oil and bake at 400 until crispy.