Monday, November 24, 2008

It's Gonna Be a Good Week!

Well hello there! It has been awhile since I stopped by to chat with you all. I had Friday off of work so I headed up to Austin to be with all of my nieces. They are pretty stinkin' cute. The twins are talking crystal clear and have lots to say. I think the quote of the weekend was when Shannon was going to let Scarlett have a bite of her canoli, and Scarlett said, "How 'bout I just lick the chocolate out?". Girl after my own heart! :)

Yesterday was supposed to be a Christmas shopping day, but hubby and I spent the vast majority of our Sunday dealing with tire issues. Can't they just make a tire that is incapable of getting a nail in it?! Annoying!!

Also, regarding the sweet potatoes... I SO GREATLY appreciate all of your suggestions and recipes! They all sound so wonderful! What I have decided to do is kinda combine all of your ideas into one recipe. They were generally similar..... but I am NOT doing marshmallows, I AM doing pecans, and I AM using brown sugar instead of white. Hopefully they will turn out well. I'll take a picture :)

I am thrilled because the office is closed Thursday and Friday. Three day work week for me!!

Talk to Me: What are you doing/ where are you going for Thanksgiving?


  1. unfortunately I will be at work on Thanksgiving :( but, not until 2:30pm.

    but I will be able to have a Thanksgiving lunch with my family.

  2. I am also going to be making Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving. THey are so good! We are going to Dallas and Arlington for Tuesday-Sunday. Have a good holiday!

  3. I am experimenting with sweet potatoes too so I am curious to swap the recipes! We are doing a little bit of Thanksgiving here and a little bit in Austin!

  4. We're coming to visit your sweet SELF!! oh and that golf-crazed husband of yours as well!!! LOVE YOU!!!!

  5. GIRL! I just realized I never left you that Maple-Brown Sugar Mashed Potato recipe. I'll post it just so you have another to add to your collection. Maybe for next year. ;)

    5 sweet potatoes, peeled and chunked
    3/4 cup milk
    2/3 cup butter
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    4 oz 100% maple sugar
    2 TB salt

    Boil sweet potatoes in a large pot of water for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

    In an electric mixer, blench sweet potato and milk, adding a little milk at a time.

    Add butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Blend until smooth and combined.
    Add salt (until it reaches desired flavor).
    Serve immediately.

    (If I were you, I'd still sprink a mixture of brown sugar and pecan pieces... cuz that's just good).

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Hey sweet friend...
    I just pix up over at the blog. Had a great day yesterday and will venture out a bit later for some "shopping." I'm not a black Friday girl, but believe it or not...the grocery store is callin.


  7. Happy Tanksgiving! ~I'm afraid us ignorant brits aren't celebrating!

    Hope you have fun celebrating! xx