Our $10 Amazon Gift Card Winner: Susan Muller
First, a big “Thank You” to Keri for stepping in for me last week. If my internet isn’t fixed right this time around, you might just be seeing me on the news and it won’t be for making the New York Best Sellers list either. LOL On to happier things.
Oh, my. Can you say stuffed? LOL It’s almost four days after Thanksgiving and I’m still walking around wishing I’d not eaten that last piece of apple pie, or maybe it was the banana bread, or the second trip back to the table for the sweet potato pie. I bet I don’t have to tell you I have somewhat of a sweet tooth. :) I like the Thanksgiving hams and the turkey is okay if it’s covered in gravy, but the desserts… Yep, that’s my favorite part of the entire meal. This year, I made it a point to get my mother-in-law’s recipe for her sweet potato pie. Just have to share!
Sweet Potato Pie (My mouth is watering!)
3 cups mashed sweet potato
½ Stick butter
1 cup canned milk
1 cup sugar
½ tsp nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla
Combine above ingredients and put in pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes. Prepare topping below while waiting.
¾ margarine melted
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup pecans
1 ½ cup crunched up corn flakes
After 25 minutes, add topping and cook another 15 minutes.
2011 has been one heck of a year for me. A fast one at that. Seems like we were just celebrating the New Year yesterday, right? But as I looked back this Thanksgiving, it was easy to see how much I have to be thankful for. Lots of great memories with family and friends this year and more than my fair share of life’s unpredictable speed bumps along the way.
Funny how quickly we can forget those special or trying moments as we rush around trying to get everything done in the short span of a day. I guess this is the real reason I enjoy Thanksgiving so much. It’s always been a time for me to slow down a bit, take in the scenery, eat a lot more than I ever should and reflect on my life and the goals I set out to accomplish back in January. Some I get to check off my list (YEAH!) and others I will carry forward or change up a bit for the upcoming year. This slowing down also helps me see how much I’ve grown and improved in all areas of my life.
All in all, I can honestly say, “It’s all good.”
Now it’s time to switch gears again and get busy decorating for Christmas. Love the lights in the yard, the flickering Christmas trees, the songs and the awesome feeling of kindness and compassion the season seems to bring with it.
Hope everyone had a Wonderful Thanksgiving! Do you have a favorite dessert or dish you’d like to share? A special memory or tradition? Please share. I’ll even throw in a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky commenter.