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.


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.


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.


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.


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

What were your favorite crafts as a kid?


November 9, 2011

I’m Gonna Marry the Night

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


But marrying the ingredients is much better than the night.


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


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


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


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.


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.


What song is stuck in your head?