All Things Yam

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Grandma and Grandpa took the family to Great Wolf Lodge for the kids’ birthday present. They had lots of fun and enjoyed their time. After fun in the water and arcade and hotel we even got to go to an actual restaurant and order actual food!

While we were still at the hotel it was becoming obvious that our son was reacting to the chlorine in the water. Our daughter too, to a lesser degree. Even mom was itchy a little bit. We showered after swimming and brought our own “safe” food from home for all meals (except lunch on our way home). We also anticipated a likely reaction to the water.

So, we returned home with the knowledge that we were going to be eating our ultra-strict (even more so than normal) “Detox” type diet to help clear up everyone’s skin as quickly as possible. This has led to my re-discovery of the versatility of yams!

I’ve made fried yam, yam chips, yam hash browns, yam pudding, improved yam pudding, and yam muffins all in the past 4 days. I’m glad we like yams (with the exception of our daughter who rejects yams but eats them just fine when I hide them). Boring fried yam fries led to yam fries with apples and pears added (yummy!) which led to improved yam pudding, which led to yam muffins! It’s been an exciting yam week so far!

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