Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sweet Potato Casserole

Here is a recipe from another sister, I am not sure where she got it from.  So good.  My husband hates sweet potatoes but he ate this and said it was good.  It is that good.

3 cups sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
4 T melted butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Topping
4 T melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions:
Cook sweet potatoes, I put mine in the oven until they are well cooked let them cool and then peel off skins with my fingers no knife needed.  Put them in a bowl add rest of ingredient (minus the topping ones) and mix together with mixer.  It will be creamy.  Fill a casserole dish.  Then mix together topping ingredients and spread over sweet potatoes.

I probably use twice as much sweet potatoes as called for so I get more vegetable value and sugar.

Enjoy!

Once you make these, you will never go back.  Trust me.

Pomegranate Salsa

Here is a super delish recipe that one of my sister's made a year or so ago and I could eat the whole thing.  You can't judge until you try it.

3 T Fresh squeezed lime juice
2 T honey
1/2 tsp salt
2 med avocados peeled and diced
2 med oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 pomegranate seeded
1/4 c sliced green onions
1/4 c chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper seeded and minced

Here are the real instructions.
Mix lime juice, honey, and salt.  Dump avocados into this mixture.  In a separate bowl, peel and section oranges and then cut them into chunks.  Seed the pomegranate and put the onions, cilantro and jalapeno pepper into the oranges bowl.  Finally pour the lime mixture over the pomegranate mixture and toss.

Here is what I do.

Dump all into a bowl and mix until well mixed.

Serve with chips.

Hint:  Cut your pomegranate in half and fill a bowl of water and seed under the water.  It is much easier to get them all out under the water.

Enjoy in the delish!