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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Multiple Personalities and Sweet Potatoes

Here's my peanut...
as sweet as can be...
watching his show on the little tv.
and look at him now...
with that loving face...
smiling at his mama..
in such a wonderful place.
and what do we now see...
oh shoot...I can't keep rhyming...
look at that tongue getting ready to come out!
and now he's mad...
because I won't let him eat the camera strap.
(mean mama)
I have so many more pics to share...he's been crawling out the sliders to go into the backyard...
eating rocks, dancing in the sun, stroking the fake grass...I've never seen him so happy and healthy. He makes me want to cry (happy tears...of course)

Eli and Chris were back at school today. GOSH...what a shock to my system! Up again at 5:30AM...if we were on a farm...I'd beat the roosters!

I have eatten (with the help of Eli) two more pumpkin pies. I think I have an addiction problem! HELP!

AND...that sweet potato casserole....it's almost gone (but, Joe helped with that one!)
If you're interest...or even if you're NOT...here's the recipe...complete with step by step photos (because I was just having fun that day)

FIRST...you need to bake those potatoes (or microwave them). I punched some holes in them with a fork...and baked them at 350 until they were soft when I poked them!
After they cool...peel off the skin and mash them in a bowl. The recipe calls for 3 cups of sweet potatoes (I ended up tripling this recipe)
Then, add ONE CUP of Sugar (don't worry, this is a low fat recipe)
Next, add 1/2 cup of melted butter (I tripled this...that's why all the butter!)
AND...add 2 eggs
Then, we need to pour in 1/2 cup of milk (ok...I really did use low fat milk)
Stir it all up with a fork and then just pour it in a pan. I baked one set in this throw away tin and another set in a glass pyrex dish. (doesn't matter...just leave room on top--fill the pan about half full)
NOW...it's time to make the topping:
SERIOUSLY...this is the best part...double or triple the recipe!
Throw ONE CUP of brown sugar in a bowl (I used light brown sugar)
Then, add 1/3 cup of flour
Pour 1/3 cup of melted butter in
How about adding ONE cup of chopped pecans
(I had to actually pay for these...back in NC, you just picked them off the ground!)
NOW...stir it up! It will be thick...don't worry.
So with the thick stuff, just take it in your hands and start crumbling it onto the sweet potatoes.
See....keep dropping it...it will spread out as it cooks...so drop away (perfect for the kids to help now)
AND...you're ready to bake at 350 for about 30 minutes....I ended up baking mine for 45 (because I baked it WITH the ham also....you'll smell it if it starts to burn)
Let me know if you try it...trust me though...you're going to LOVE it!

I must run now...someONE stinks...and it isn't me!

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The Portas said...

Hi, my name is Kathy and I'm addicted to pumpkin pies. HI KATHY!!

I LOVE your step by step photo instructions for that very yummy looking and sounding casserole. I think I will have to try this!

I'm so happy to hear that Issac is getting into everything and loving life. This is music to my ears! I wish we lived close to each other. I would LOVE to watch Elijah and Isaac play together.

5:30 am...you guys are like us! Early birds! I say, "Good morning, my early bird!" to Elijah every morning when I get him out of bed. He says, "Early bird!" At least he admits it. :)

Have a great day! xo

jencooper said...

Yummy!! I am going to try this recipe out. We always make the casserole that has the marshmallows on top. But this one looks delicious.

Ahh....little Isaac....loving the great outdoors! He is such a cutie pie!!

I sure wish he could come to Texas..hint, hint, hint.


Tina:0) said...

Goodness, how busy have we been?! And Mr. Isaac standing?!?! Way to go Isaac!!

I think maybe you need to send us each a sample of this pie so that we can make sure they're suitable;0)

Hope you all have a good rest of the week!

Erin said...

Your casserole sounds more like a dessert. I'll be making it for Thanksgiving for sure. Yum!

Hayden just got her second set of ear tubes (and an adenoidectomy). I opted not to get her h1n1 shot (even though it was available to her) before the surgery because immunizations make her really sick and I hate having so many drugs in her system at once. (all the anesthesia, plus two types of antiobiotics and pain relieving drugs) She is not immuno-compromised though and I might have made a different decision if she was. Hospitals are dirty places. Hopefully she can get it in a few weeks.

Good luck with your boy. he is such a cutie!