Roasted Sausage, Pear, Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner is a healthy, easy, foolproof weeknight dinner that is naturally gluten free, uses one pan, and is on your table in no time! This sheet pan dinner recipe is also easily adaptable to whatever seasonal fruit or veggies you have laying around. You will love this recipe!
We are big time Amazing Race fans in our family. It’s rare to find a TV show we can all be entertained together, instead of suffering through for the sake of our kids (cough, Emoji Movie, cough). Plus, we get glimpses of other cultures and wishfully add many global destinations to our “must visit” lists.
Since watching traveling on TV automatically makes you a seasoned veteran (🤔), Ryan and I felt confident about flying our family of six to visit grandparents in Florida recently. We chose to focus less on the six of us flying together for the first time, and more on finally not bringing strollers, pack and plays, breast pumps, or diapers. If that doesn’t call for in-flight cocktails, I don’t know what does.
After competently collecting our boarding passes, we excitedly discussed how fun a “Family Amazing Race” show would be. Naturally, that led to discussions of our family absolutely crushing any possible competition. Bring it.
WAITING IN SECURITY LINE 5 MINUTES LATER:
ELLIOT: Swinging his backpack, hitting every bystander in a 3 foot radius. Backpack is taken away. Elliot falls to the floor, face down, and uses his forehead to propel himself through the security line. Mom pretends to be completely unaware of child’s face mopping airport floor.
NOLAN: Touching younger brother, Finn, in the special way reserved for older brother torment. Finn loudly and relentlessly protests.
CLARA: Worriedly asking about security lines, body scans, and any TSA rules she could possibly be violating. When parents tell her to ignore prominent sign – All Gaming Devices Should be Removed From Bags – her lip quivers and tears threaten to fall.
I look at Ryan and ask, “Would you do Family Amazing Race? Because I’m out.”
“Sure, I would do it….Would it have to be with this family?”
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Lucky for all of us, getting to our destination was the only grueling part of the trip. If “Family Amazing Race” meant responsibly reapplying sunscreen every few hours and handing off all other child duties onto willing grandparents, we would collecting that $1,000,000 prize like nobody’s business. Especially if airports provided security line cocktails.
SAUSAGE, PEAR, SWEET POTATO SHEET PAN DINNER
Now the gig’s up and the grandparents aren’t around to graciously provide groceries, clean laundry, and meals. 😭 In order to ease myself back into reality, I needed an easy, effortless weeknight dinner. Sausage, Pear, Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner for the win.
Sheet pan dinners are the absolute bomb for anyone, not just post-vacation moms, for reasons such as:
- If you can confidently cut and measure some spices, you will not be upset by making this meal.
- Add whatever veggies you have laying around. If you want to use it up, throw it in.
- Can you handle cleaning one pan, a knife, and a cutting board? I think you can. I have absolute confidence in you.
- Brain cells are only required during oven preheating and flipping sausages and veggies. Reserve those remaining brain cells for grocery lists. 😩
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