Yesterday, I got home from work and laid on the couch until the moon shined in on me. I felt exhausted. Like I had been hit by a bus. Worthless. I went to bed angry with myself but woke up to a devotional that reminded me that slowing down isn't always a bad thing. In fact, we can probably learn more about ourselves and this world a whole heck of a lot more when we're not rushing around like all of the people on Black Friday, even though I might be one of them. This morning, I sat in traffic. It was dark outside when I was walking into work. For the first time in five weeks I looked at the sky as I walked up the pavement. I could see the shadows of a field for miles. The moon was still shining, just barely. And the sky was the most beautiful sapphire blue I had ever seen. My whole perspective changed in that moment. My whole day was better for the sole fact that I listened to myself breath and I traveled slowly, lightly. It was another long one, but a perfect one at that.
So tonight I went for a long run with my fur child, thought about the babe in my belly, and made sweet potato meatloaf.
Oh, and I took a photograph because photographs make me happy.
Sweet Potato Meatloaf.
- 1.5 lbs ground turkey, approx.
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
- 1 tbsp salt
- 2 heaping tbsp Italian seasoning
- Roast or steam your sweet potato. It will soften up a lot faster if cut into small cubes. Feel free to leave the skin on, but you can also peel it off if it's not your thing.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mash sweet potato in a large bowl with a fork, and add turkey, onion, garlic, honey, egg, flaxseed, salt and spices. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. (Hate to admit it, but using your hands works best!)
- Place your mixture in a greased meatloaf pan.
- Stick in the oven and bake for about 50-55 minutes. Cover with tinfoil if necessary to avoid burning the top.
- Enjoy with your favorite steamed vegetable >>> steamed cauliflower with thyme in our house.