With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: 11/20/11 - 11/27/11

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Brunch and Dinner

We started our day at Jamie's for a delicious brunch and playtime with the kids

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Succotash ~ Do I hear someone saying... ewww!

 I can relate.
You either love it or hate it.
I went from yuck to yum.
I inherited my love of succotash from my dad.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Orange Whipped Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes just about any way.  Candied are always a highlight at the Thanksgiving table. I think a sweet potato simply baked in its jacket until the sugars ooze out of the cuts then topped with butter, brown sugar, salt and pepper is very close to perfect.  But I really like this recipe for its fluffy orange flavor.

Orange Whipped Sweet Potatoes
adapted from Taste of Home 2002 Book

3 pounds sweet potatoes, scrubbed
1/3 to 2/3 cups orange juice
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt (may need more)
pepper (I like lots)
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Bake scrubbed sweet potatoes in 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes until soft. Scoop out of skins when cool enough to handle.
In large mixing bowl, mash potatoes with all the ingredients until fluffy.
Sprinkle with snipped parsley

Linking to
Look What I Made @Creations by Kara
Tuesdays at the Table @All The Small Stuff

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Weekend with the Boys

They jumped in the leaves on Friday
They played football with Aunt Abbey in the afternoon
They snuggled Friday night
They helped blow and rake all those leaves Saturday morning
They hauled leaves to the curb
They dumped leaves and someone noticed a tree to climb
And climb he did
They ate the whole batch of Peanut Butter Spritz made from my friend, Lynn @Happier Than a Pig in Mud's recipe
They watched The Wizard of Oz Saturday evening
Noah and Pop-Pop poured casts of sharks
Noah painted and glazed his sharks
 They watched church service on-line Sunday morning because Pop-Pop's bones were aching from all the raking on Saturday as well as standing two hours watching soccer as FBC Mt. Laurel Campus beat FBC Haddonfield Campus in the Champion Tournament   :)
They tried on the spectacles worn by their Great-Pop-Pop when he was just their age about 85 years ago
And then they all went home.
The End!

Joining Mary @Little Red House for Mosaic Monday


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