One of my Thanksgiving tasks in recent years (if "years" can be used to refer to last year plus this year) is making sweet potatoes with marshmallows. No one likes sweet potatoes with marshmallows except my dad, so I make one single sweet potato (with marshmallows). I was at the store today to buy my sweet potato, and there were two options: yams, sold individually, and sweet potatoes, sold in bags of many.
I found a produce clerk and I said, "If I wanted to buy a single sweet potato...could I buy a single sweet potato? or no?" And she said, "Here are the single ones, over here!" and I said, "Those have a sign over them that says 'YAMS'" and she said, "They come to us in a crate that says 'YAMS' but they're sweet potatoes" and I said, "..." and she said, "Some people say they're different; some people say they're the same. Maybe it's regional?" And I said thank you, and I looked at the yams, and I looked at the bags of sweet potatoes, and they looked different, and the bag of sweet potatoes was not much more expensive than a single yam, so I bought a bag of sweet potatoes.
So! Here is how many sweet potatoes I need for Thanksgiving: one. And here is how many sweet potatoes I have: eight. So...do you have some ideas? Elizabeth and Henry both still like baby food sweet potatoes, so for one sweet potato I plan to boil it and mash it and see if they like it. (My prediction: no.) For another, I will bake it and eat it like a potato, and see if I like it. (My prediction: no.)
I had heard lots of talk about sweet potato fries, so I got some once at a restaurant, and I thought they were awful. What ELSE is there to do with sweet potatoes?
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