Monday, November 22, 2010

Sweet Potato Souffle

Thanksgiving is coming! My favorite holiday, family, friends and good food to share. This is my most requested holiday side dish, every year I have to make double so my kids can take some home as leftovers. It is light and fluffy, sweet with a crunchy topping. Very easy to make, everything goes in a big mixing bowl, into the souffle dish then bake. I usually make it the day before because it takes an hour or more to bake and my oven is full of turkey. When the turkey comes out on Thanksgiving, then just pop it in the hot oven to warm up.

Sweet Potato Souffle'

2 - 29oz cans of sweet potatoes

2 cups sugar

1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed

5 eggs

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

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1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

3 cups corn flakes crushed

1 cup nuts

mix first 5 items with electric mixer in large mixing bowl

until well blended (will be slightly lumpy)

pour into round casserole dish with high sides, or souffle dish

bake at 350* for 60 - 90 minutes until center is set

combine last 3 items by hand and sprinkle over baked casserole

return to oven and bake until topping is bubbly (apx 15 min)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Years of Memories Album

A few years ago I made this Halloween Album. I put it out in October for all to look through. We love seeing the kids over the years and their costume choices at different ages. There are even some old pics of Mom & Dad in costume.

a Ninja and a dark Princess

Garden theme: beekeeper, baby bee, flower, ladybug

Creative carving

baseball player and a mouse, counting their candy!

fairy princess and scary skeleton

mean girls mouse, 50's carhop and Barbie!

My Little Ponies (remember them?) with dad and mom

ponies and the curious kitten

baby princesses

awesome scarecrow and pregnant bee

toy soldier and sad clown

Keep it simple. Use a few photos that show their costumes and personality. Maybe a shot of the jack-o-lanterns they carved, or your front door decorations. Easy cropping, add the year and a line or two about the night. No page protectors needed. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Oh, say can you see

I LOVE this! The flags were so beautiful. Walking through the ailes of over 2000 flags was awesome and humbling. Each flag represents a loved one of someone in our community. The flags are placed in neat rows in Town Square Park to honor and remember our veterans.  There is also a cluster of permanent memorials there to visit. Thank you all.