Recently, I volunteered for a Food Prints class at the kids school.
Food Prints is a monthly class that integrates gardening, cooking, and nutrition education into the curriculum at schools in DC. Expert educators teach hands-on, standards-based lessons that get students excited about growing, preparing and enjoying fresh, local whole foods.
In this specific class, I assisted the second graders with cooking ABC Salad (Apple, Beets and Carrots), Veggie Quesadillas, and some Oh So Delicious Sweet Potato Biscuits. The kids (and myself) fell particularly in love with the Sweet Potato Biscuits. The biscuits were made with love with all organic ingredients and were so good, I just had to try my hand at making them at home.
What better day than a Spring Snow Day to try a new recipe.
I gathered all of my ingredients for the recipe and went to work:
- 2-1/2 cups biscuit/baking mix
- 1-1/2 cups canned sweet potatoes
- 6 tablespoons milk
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
Place biscuit mix in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mash sweet potatoes; stir in milk and butter. Stir into biscuit mix just until moistened.
Drop heaping tablespoonful’s 2 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: about 1 dozen.
After following the directions very carefully, they were finally finished baking and ready for consumption. I was so excited for my daughter to taste the delicious biscuits that I made just like in the class!!
She pounced in the kitchen excitedly and I looked on with glee!! She tasted the first biscuit and I watched in horror as her mouth twisted up and looks of disgust encompassed her face. She said “Mommy, this ain’t right, what happened??”
I’m like HUH, I did everything according to the recipe!! This recipe was way too simple to goof up; even the second graders could grasp this recipe with no problems!! This is a FARCE!!! How could I have messed up baking sweet potato biscuits!!
Moral of the story: Food Prints is AWESOME, Sweet Potato Biscuits are stupid!!