Meridian Winter Blast Jan. 20-22

- The Meridian Winter Blast is back this year, to coincide with the last weekend of the North American International Auto Show. The festival is bringing wintertime family fun to Campus Martius for the 13th year.

The popular Meridian Winter Slide will be back this year, all new and redesigned. An ice maze, an ice bar and an ice garden will also be new attractions this year.

Friday: 4-11 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 .m. - 9 p.m.

Admission is $3 or three canned goods/non-perishable items or a children’s book, which will go toward helping to fight hunger in metro Detroit and continue the festival’s commitment to fostering literacy. Meridian Winter Blast has teamed with Matrix Human Services and Chemical Bank.

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In the video above, Brian Leboeuf joined us in the FOX 2 Cooking School to show us how to prepare Bigalora's sweet potato dish. You can get the recipe below.

Yields 4 servings

Sweet potatoes; 4-6 medium sized
Olive oil
Salt and Pepper
Balsamic Glaze

Cooking process: Slice potatoes ¼ inch thick. Toss slices with olive oil and pepper. Line on a sheet tray and cook in oven at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until tender. Take 5 slices at a time and place on sizzle plate; place sizzle plate in wood oven and allow to potatoes to char and finish.

Finish: Place on serving plate and drizzle extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze over potatoes. Ready to serve.

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