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Lazy Day Dinner – Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken


She might not be a looker, but damn. Talk about yummy.
I could eat this every day.
This is my adaptation of a Real Simple recipe
Main difference: they measure, I just throw stuff in a bowl

Sweet Potatoes
Olive Oil
Maple Syrup (in the mason jar, homemade!)
Salt & Pepper

Heat oven to 400 degrees F
Pour olive oil, syrup and S&P into a large bowl and whisk together

Peel the taters and cut into chunks. Cut the onion into wedges.
Add to the sauce and toss it all around until evenly covered

Place the chicken in a large casserole dish. Top with the above bowl of yum.

Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes

The potatoes and onions should be tender and the chicken will be cooked, sweet and tender.

Side note:
It’s spring here in NY (oddly enough) and my time has been spent digging up insane amounts of rhubarb and planning for the vegetable garden and the new orchard. Also waiting for the turkeys to start laying and deciding if we want to try and hatch brahmas, blue-laced red wyandottes or silver laced wyandottes (or do we want to buy some Marans for the dark brown eggs?). AND do we keep the ‘crooked’ ducks? Or cull and start over will only Herman and Lilly?

Decisions, decisions.

Anyways, crafting and decorating have taken a back seat for the time being, but I’ve got some stuff in the works so don’t give up!


  1. I think this looks amazing and darn near close to something my kids might actually eat!

  2. MMMMMmmmm! You had me at maple! Consider, if you will, sharing with my readers over at


  3. Looks delicious! I love a one dish meal like thos, so hearty and so good.


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