start to finish this usually takes me an hour to an hour and a half, and usually feeds 4, with seconds for everyone. I usually make it for 2 and have leftovers for a few weeks. it freezes well and with the addition of a microwave makes a great lunch at work.
Step 1: Ingredients.. sort of
That said, use the pictures to give you an idea of the proportions, and do all your seasoning to taste. don't be afraid to use lots of seasoning.
Here is what I usually use
-frozen mixed veggies
-frozen green beans
-salt and pepper
-thyme (though this time i used savory)
that's actually a longer ingredient list than i thought, in any case it's all either a staple ingredient, cheap, or both.
Step 2: Boil them taters
Now, yams cook faster than potatoes. You need to leave the chunks of yam larger than the potatoes if you want everything to be cooked at the same time. I'd say my potato chunks are about 1/3 the size of the yam chunks.
Once everything's chopped toss it into a pot of water with some oil, put on a lid and boil away.
we'll come back to these when they're cooked.