Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sweet Potato Pies

I am making my family's sweet potato pies, growing up my Dad would make them from his Dads recipe and as I got older, he would have me call my Grandfather in Philly and get the recipe, each year. We could have written it down, but that was part of the tradition. I just have to make them each year. Today I made 4! I am including the recipe below:

2 cups mash sweet potatoes
4oz melted butter
5 oz evaporated milk
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
3 eggs beaten
11/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp nutmeg

mix in a bowl and transfer to a blender to make smoooth. (Back in the day, they didn't have blenders and when I grew up we used a hand-held mixer, which gives it a more authentic texture)

pour into 2 9 in pie shells

bake at 350 for 1 hour (cover the edges with foil so that they do not become too dark)

I will add a picture tomorrow!! Yum Yum , I will be dreaming about pies!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

time flys + delicious smoothie

Time flys once you have kids, Chrissy turned 19 on Halloween, (but I am still 26) We took her to the Zoo as she loves the Zoo, We = Andrea, Zachy, Emily, Caitlyn and myself. We all had so much fun, the TIGERS were awake, Chrissy's favorite part. We had a wonderful lunch of Hummus, veggies, crackers, cheese,nuts, dried fruits and fresh fruits. It is so funny Andrea and I think so much alike that we brought the same foods and bought some of the same things for Chrissy for her Bday, Luckily she didn't mind as one of her repeat items was a large Toblerone bar!! score!!  Andrea even painted her car. You can see the pics on  face book. If I ever find the cord to my camera, I will upload lots of pics!!!

Caitlyn is doing great in school, she got her 1st report card and she did very well I am sure this is the 1st of many.

I cant remember what else I have been doing except looking for a job/career. Which ever comes 1st. In the meantime I been doing some of the SAHM things Like cooking from scratch and crafting, we had a all day craft day at church and I was lucky enough to be on the committee and teach a simple class. 

ok now for what you have been waiting for the smoothie...

1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup greek yougurt
1 bannana
1 cup milk
1 cup rice milk
4 splendas
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup ice or less

blend and drink talk about yummy and healthy!!!!!