My favorite recipes are the ones that I grew up eating and that have special memories attached to them. This recipe is one that my family made every year throughout the holidays, and it is one that reminds me of all of those special times we spent together.
If you put a scoop of mashed sweet potatoes in front of me as a child I wouldn’t touch them, but something about having them served in an orange turned them into a delicious (and nutritious) treat that I was excited to eat. Fast forward to adulthood, and the same thing applies to my own children, who now demand their mashed sweet potatoes be served in orange cups (ah payback….).
For a little extra fun, you can carve shapes into the oranges to suite whatever the occasion might be (jack-o-lantern, Christmas tree, birthday balloons, funny face….you get the idea). Whether you carve them or serve them plain, these make a great side dish that both adults and kids will love.
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