southwestern stuffed sweet potatoes

In keeping with my new year’s resolution to be more fun, I went out both nights this weekend. WILD.

On Friday I wore one of the shirts I made because I felt like showing off my handiwork/justifying all the time I’ve spent on my sewing machine. This girl came up to me and asked me where I got it and I awkwardly told her “Uhh I made it.” Read between the lines- I’m a spinster and don’t fit in with this fun young crowd.

She said “OMG I thought you were going to say it was Lily Pulitzer. I spend $1000 a month at J. Crew and I would pay you $200 for that shirt.”

So many things that are appalling to me about that statement. 1) I made something that can be mistaken for Lily Pulitzer. 2) Anyone spends $1000 a month on clothing. Guarantee I didn’t spend close to $1000 on clothing in all of 2013. 3) She would pay $200 for something that cost me $5 to make. The question is, do I take advantage of her and do it?

In the mean time, here’s a delicious easy dinner that also cost $5.

Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

2 large sweet potatoes

1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup corn

2 tomatoes, chopped

1/4 red onion, chopped

1 avocado, diced

sour cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and pierce the potatoes with a fork a few times. Cook for another 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can cook it in the microwave for 7-8 minutes, again poking it with a fork halfway through. You may be thinking, why would you cook it for an hour when you can cook it in less than 10 minutes? I don’t know. You can’t taste the difference.

Combine beans, cooked corn, tomatoes, onion, and avocado. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Slice the potato vertically, being careful not to cut all the way through. Gently insert a fork and start to peel away the flesh of the potato from the inside of the skin, breaking it up a little and opening up the potato.

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Pour in some of your “salsa” mixture, and top with sour cream. You could also add cheese on top and stick them back in the oven under the broiler to melt it, but I didn’t have any cheese and I loooove sour cream.

sweet potatoes and biscuits 008I didn’t eat the skin on mine, but the GS did and said it was delicious. He also advised my readers to not eat the ends of the potatoes, because he said “they have an odd texture that makes me want to vomit.”

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Speaking of the GS he’s scheming to be my new business manager for peplum tops. Apparently we’re going to be millionaires.

I aim to please, those of you who commented.. Yes I had to crop my face out.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Mandy says:

    This looks so yummy! Also, show a pic of your shirt!

  2. Yum, I want this for supper. I just bought all the ingredients for this at the grocery store. So, I guess it was meant to be 🙂

    And, yeah, I’m pretty sure we’re going to need to see that shirt.

  3. Mb harfmann says:

    Really yummy- we want to see your 1000.00 shirt. Hello etsy…just sayin

  4. Mandy says:

    Sweet shirt! can’t say I’d pay $200 for it, but I would pay a normal amount of money for it for sure!

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