The weather in the Northeast over the past week has been a disaster and many people have suffered a great deal because of it. Many people lost loved ones and many more lost things they will never be able to get back from the destruction of the storm. However, tragedies like this always bring out how spoiled we Americans can be. People complaining about not having electricity or water for a couple days prompted the tweet of the year from Serge Ibaka, an NBA Basketball player who is originally from the Congo. Ibaka has seen more and been through more in his short life than many of his could ever imagine. And he provided a perspective of what everyday life is like for many around the world.
The post below this one provides the recipe and a brief review of why I love this dish so much. It's Whole 30 friendly, cheap, delicious, filling, simple, etc. Sweet Potato & Apple Hash is a recipe using ingredients we regularly have on hand at my house and it's easy to make. You could add in all sorts of variety with different vegetables, types of apples, or types of meat to create variations of flavors. I sat at my desk at work today and kept thinking about when I could go home so I could heat up a big bowl of this dish. Seriously. I'm obsessed. And kinda pathetic.
Everyone always talks about the quality of defenses in the Southeastern Conferences, but the quarterbacks of the league took center stage over the weekend. Johnny Manziel for Texas A&M continued to blaze his way through the league by amassing nearly 450 yards of offense against Mississippi State. Aaron Murray led a beautiful offensive performance by UGA and earned the SEC Offensive Player of the Week award by passing for 384 yards and 4 touchdowns. Tyler Bray just scored another touchdown for Tennessee to go along with the 530 yards and 5 touchdowns from Saturday. And in the biggest game of the weekend, Zach Mettenberger played a great game for LSU (not sure what the girl he assaulted would say about his performance) and A.J. McCarron had a drive for the ages to get Alabama the huge win in Baton Rouge.