Today Florida actually had a taste of Fall!! I walked outside and was amazed that the humidity wasn’t making my shirt stick to my back. I was able to drive in the car with the windows down and not have the A/C blasting at the same time.
One of my favorite parts about Fall is driving with the windows down… I just love the wind blowing through my hair… yes, like a dog. Seriously, if I could stick my head out the window and drive at the same time, I’d do it!
I guess that’s why I liked having a convertible in High School. The days of Fall were perfect to put the top down. You’re probably thinking, Gosh this girl had a convertible for her first car? Spoiled! Well for the record, it was just a Chrystler Sebring… and it was actually my Mom’s but I ended up sort of “stealing” it.
You know a Pontiac Bonneville? Super ghetto, from the 80s?
Well this was the car I was supposed to have… but I felt like it was too hard to drive. I really felt like I had to put all my body weight on the brakes to slow down, and we definitely didn’t want me having trouble braking as a new driver.
So my Mom said until I got more comfortable behind the wheel I could drive the Sebring convertible and she would take the Bonneville. In the end, we both ended up adapting to our “new” cars, I added stickers on mine… and since Mom was a home health care nurse in a sorta- sketchy area, she felt like she blended in better with the Bonneville.
And now… RECIPE!
3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into cubes
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 of a sweet onion
2 garlic cloves
1 pound ground turkey
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup frozen corn corn
1 pepper, chopped
1 cup black beans
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss cubed sweet potatoes in olive oil, salt, cinnamon, and a sprinkle of chili powder. Bake for 20 minutes.
2. Change oven temperature to 375 degrees.
3. Heat oil in a pan on the stove on medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add in ground turkey and seasonings, and cook 5 minutes until the meat starts to brown.
4. Add in peppers and cook another few minutes, until they look tender.
5. Add the turkey, onion, and pepper mixture to the bottom of casserole dish. The next layer is the corn and black beans. Top the final layer with the roasted sweet potatoes.
6. Bake in the 375 degree oven for 20 minutes, or until browned on top and the flavors have melded.