Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Not a Kids dinner..just ask Nicholas and Paisley

I think they would have rather gone without dinner but I made them eat it.  It was not that bad.  The pork was a loin and pretty dry.  The sweet potato casserole is a favorite but this time i made it with a turban squash. The squash was pretty soft...nick did not throw up..just gagged.  The cranberries are wonderful and go with so many things.  We keep some in the fridge for oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream etc.  I would not suggest you use a turban unless you are a squash lover.  I am and so I loved it.  The squash recipe is from a family friend in Spokane named Louise Holloway.  This dish is a great one to serve during the holidays....even squash haters love it made with the sweet potatoes.

2 cans 29 oz sweet potatoes
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
Mix all above and pour into 9x13 pan  Sprinkle with a mixture of 1 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour(i ised gf blend) 3/4 cup pecans and 1/3 cup butter. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or till heated thru.

This will serve 10-12

The cranberries are easy and so good.  I got this recipe out of a Susan branch cookbook.
1 lb bag cranberries
1/3 cup sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
3 cloves
zest of one orange(this really makes it)

segments of orange if desired
1 cup OJ

Simmer covered for 1-2 hours till berries pop and mixture is thick. You can sweeten it more if desired.

Now to think up something for tomorrow. Jeff will eat leftovers for lunch which  helps.  It may be soup. I start my new  job tomorrow night at the church so it will be something easy, especially since we have swimming, chiropractor, homework etc.

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