One of the things I did before the bebe was born was plop myself in the kitchen, literally barefoot and pregnant, and knock out a few meals to put in the freezer. I’ve eaten this one so often I decided to make it again. I like to portion this out into containers, and toss them in the freezer. I reheat it in the microwave for about 3 minutes (sometimes I’ll cook up a scrambled egg or two) and there’s a complete ready-to-devour meal, with the added bonus that it doesn’t stank up the microwave at work.
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 tart apples, diced (I used Pink Lady)
- 2 packages (~20) frozen sausage links, cut into bite sized pieces
- juice of 1 generous orange
- 1/3 c maple syrup
- flavorless oil (I used high-oleic safflower) or butter
I usually say, “Preheat your oven to blah blah blah.” We’re doing that of course, but I stuck this in the oven before my oven was preheated because I’m lazy and impatient. So, heat your oven to 400ºF, and just stick this in whenever you’re ready.
On a large, silpat-lined baking sheet, toss together all the ingredients. Salt to taste.
Roast, stirring things around once or twice, until the sausage has browned, the liquid has become more like syrup, and the sweet potatoes are soft. Mine took exactly 1 hour, but cooking time will depend on how big you cut up your produce (the smaller you cut, the faster it’ll cook).