Posts tagged ‘Sweet Potato’

November 14, 2011

To Be A Kid Again

It was a simple night at our house.

We took advantage of the unusually warm (70 degree) November weather and grilled pork chops that were marinated in Goya Mojo Criollo.  Served with a side of salad dressed in honey, garlic salt and olive oil and cinnamon sweet potatoes.  Fast to make and easy to eat.

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After dinner I should have been painting the door we removed from our bathroom last week, or folding the laundry washed yesterday, or wiping the heavily trafficked kitchen floor.  Instead, on a whim I reverted back to my elementary days and I took Steve with me.

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We made pumpkins!  I made a bunch of these for my mom when I was a kid.  They were just so cute, I wanted my own.  She refused to give me any of hers, so I had only one choice.  I had to make my own pumpkin patch.  Thank goodness I never get rid of crafting supplies and I still had sculpey clay.

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Gee was it a fun night!  I forgot how relaxing arts and crafts were.  I completely forgot about everything else I could have been doing.  I stuck out my tongue (that’s what I do when I’m focusing).  I went town.  I think I got my creativeness back with every pumpkin I made.  A snowman even joined the crew.

Steve did an impressive job too.  He busted out skill that I never knew he had and made the cutest pumpkin and funkiest gourd.  Plus he was really great at getting the clay workable.  I was thankful for his warm hands.

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And all the work I should have done will still be there tomorrow…

What were your favorite crafts as a kid?

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November 9, 2011

I’m Gonna Marry the Night

That’s all I could sing while I made this dish.

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But marrying the ingredients is much better than the night.

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Here they are getting all down and dirty in the casserole dish.  Mmmm!

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And in the mostly empty cereal bag.  Ooo yeah…recycling!

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And the final uniting.  It’s a match made in heaven. Red heart

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The gooey sweetness was heavenly.  I could hardly believe it was made with wholesome real food.  Whoever says healthy food doesn’t taste good is officially crazy!  Some would serve it as a side dish, but I say it’s good enough to be dessert.

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Sweet Tater and Apple Crisp

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and cubed
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Grease 8 x 8 casserole dish.  Toss all ingredients together and spread evenly in casserole dish.

  • 1/2 cup honey Chex, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Stir together dry ingredients and sprinkle over mixture number one.  Dot with butter.  Bake at 375 degrees for about an hour or until soft, gooey and delicious.

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What song is stuck in your head?

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