Monday, December 31, 2012

New Sweet Potato Recipe

I'm trying to get away from ooey gooey sweet potato casseroles no matter how good they are. 
This is what I did:
4 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced about 1/4" thick
Layer in a buttered baking dish
Drizzle with maple syrup. 
Spread several really thin slivers of real butter around
Sprinkle with a dash of salt and some ground cinnamon
Toss on a handful of dried cranberries (Craisin) and
about 1/4 cup of slivered almonds
Cover with foil
Bake at 400 degrees about 40 minutes.    
Jonathan's baked mac 'n' cheese. He boiled a box of macaroni. Made a bechamel sauce using whatever I had left in a pint of cream and some milk then added about 3/4 pound of grated cheese. (He used an 8 ounce bag of preshredded 3-cheese Mexican mix and some shredded cheddar.) He stirred in the macaroni. Poured it in a buttered casserole. Topped with a mixture of bread crumbs and 1/4 pound grated cheddar, salt and pepper. Bake at 350 degrees about 15 minutes I think. Not that he was territorial about his recipe, but I was busy prepping something else.
My niece, Stacey, and her Ty.
...and her daughter, Brianna.
Colt playing with Uncle Jonathan's toys.

Rosy cheeked Cain.
The Rays...John, Sam, and Elton.

Can't remember what my own plant is, but I saw this stuff frm across the room and thought it had a fungus amongus. It's flowers! First time it's ever bloomed that I noticed...