Have you ever heard anyone say, “So-and-so is really book smart, but they don’t have any common sense?” I heard that more than once as a child… Said about me. I, of course, was offended and couldn’t believe that anyone could think that about me. And truthfully, I wasn’t lacking common sense to the extreme.
But, I’ve come to realize as an adult that I haven’t been particularly gifted in noticing the obvious. It’s actually quite humbling and frustrating too.
Today I’ve had one of those, “How in the world did you not figure this out sooner?” moments.
Here’s what I’ve discovered. Maybe this will be a timely reminder to some other idiot someone else since it is sort of related to Thanksgiving.
The peeling comes off of a baked sweet potato very easily. However, it is very difficult to peel a raw sweet potato.
I knew both of these facts. Here’s where the lack of common sense comes in.
When you are making sweet potato casserole, BAKE the sweet potatoes first. DON’T try to peel them, dice them, and boil them before mashing.
I’m thankful that I have that figured out now.