Yesterday was Derby Day and, of course, we partied it up with our friends. I have always loved parties and creating fun dishes to share with my friends. We had quite a spread yesterday, complete with Mr. What I Gather’s famous guacamole and brats and burgers cooked by our grill-master friend and party host, Tony. I wanted to bring a Paleo option for two reasons; so Mr. What I Gather and I wouldn’t be stuck with only a bunless burger and lettuce leaves for dinner, and to show our friends that were in attendance that Paleo dishes can be easy and super tasty!
I wanted to bring a sweet potato hash because it comes together without much effort and you can make a huge batch to feed a large group. The only problem was figuring out how I was going to cook it at the right time and keep it warm so we wouldn’t be munching on soggy, lukewarm sweet potatoes. I decided to try them out in the crock pot and guess what…it worked! I was worried they would turn into a big, mushy mess in the crock pot, but they were perfectly cooked. Once they were cooked through, I just turned the crock pot to warm until we were ready to eat.
I didn’t win any money on the Derby, but we had a great time being with our friends, enjoying good food and good company. I could insert a heartwarming comment here about how that makes us all winners, but I am going to restrain myself.