Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cherry Sweet Potato Pudding

Sounds odd, right? Totally different from the sticky gooey delicious pudding we're used to. Worth the adventure, trying this. The texture's different too, as you grate instead of mash the potatoes. I've had the recipe a while and don't recall where in the world I found it.

Preheat oven to 325F.
Grate 2 lbs sweet potatoes. Put into a bowl.
Add 1 tsp baking powder, 1 c flour, 1/2 c raisins, 1/4 c cherries. Mix together.
Mix in 1/2 can of evaporated milk and 3 to 3 1/2 c coconut milk.
Add 2 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 c brown sugar (packed), 1 oz butter, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp salt.
Blend well.
Pour into greased baking dish. Let rest 20 minutes.
Bake at 325F for 1 1/2 hours until center is set. You might want a pan under to catch any drippings.
Let cool a little before serving.

Seriously good stuff.

T's Tongue Twister

T is a toddler who loves nursery rhymes. Much of the time we spend in the car we're singing or reciting together. Here's an exchange we had the other day.

Me: Peter Piper

T: Peter Piper

Me: Peter Piper picked

T: Peter piper picked

Me: Peter Piper picked a peck of

T: Peter Piper picked a peck of

Me : pickled peppers

T: pickled peppers

Me: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers

T: Peter piper picked a pe-- hey! don't do that to me!

We laughed! T and I have so much fun together. I love being his mom.

How do you and your children pass the time together in the car?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Menu Plan Monday: Thanksgiving Week

Very easy meal plan this week! Still, joining in with Org Junkie's Menu Plan Monday- because life's easier with a menu plan.

Sunday- Lebanese Culinary Adventure

Monday- Leftovers

Tuesday- Cajun 15 Bean Soup

Wednesday- Leftover soup

Thursday- Thanksgiving dinner x2. Yes, that's twice. First with my mother-in-law's family for lunch and with my father-in-law's family for a mid-afternoon dinner. I've learned how to eat very light.

Friday- out shopping with my mother-in-law and the ladies on my father-in-law's side followed by a meal at O'Charley's (it's their tradition)

Saturday- leftovers probably