Thursday, December 26, 2013

Good Eats and Treats

Hi Sweet readers!

It's the day after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring...... wait.......after lunch today some creatures were stirring.......

Miss Abbie got a new blanket for Christmas!



She even meditated on it today.


Before you get excited about the pattern.....I didn't knit it!  I found this blanket in ivory at a junkin store for 3 bucks. No stains or tears. It is perfect. I couldn't even buy the yarn for that so this is her present along with snackie treats this year.

On  Christmas Eve, she was rocking this for a few.......


She froze for about 15 minutes in one position so we took it off. :)

 
 
 
A big baked ham, cut in slices by the Mr. and I cut up some fresh sweet potatoes to make into a scrumptious sweet potato soufflé.



The recipe is simple but absolutely like dessert.

You bake it at 350.

While oven is preheating, cut up about 8 sweet potatoes after peeling them and washing. Slice and put in a pot on the stove top to boil for about 20 minutes. Drain them. Use enough sweet potatoes for 3 cups.
In a separate bowl put the well drained cooked sweet potatoes in, 2 tablespoons of vanilla flavoring, 2 eggs, 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 stick of softened butter.
Use electric mixer and mix well.
Pour into a large casserole dish. I use a clear one.
Then in a smaller bowl make the topping.
Put in this bowl, 1/3 cup of all purpose flour, 1cup of brown sugar, 2 cups of chopped pecans and 1/2 stick of very soft butter. I use the mixer again to make a crumbly topping.
Then pour the sweet potato part in the casserole dish, take a large spoon and just pour the pecan topping  by big spoonfuls on the top.
Bake for about 30 minutes.
For the last 5 minutes remove and put small marshmellows on top then put back in oven for 5 minutes until light golden brown.



 
And watch it fly off the stove.
 
 
Acorn squash steamed. Of course you eat the inner part and it's sooooooooo good. The first time I ate these were when I met my hubbie.
 
 
I also cooked some seasoned green beans.


Tiny buttered Southern tea biscuits....this was what was left of 12.



 
And today putting away all the Christmas décor into closets and cleaning up the mess afterward of just taking it easy yesterday.
 
Gathering all the Christmas stuff from our tree was easy. I just had a 3 foot silver tree out.
Pick it up and into the closet!
 
 
Although the tree was small, we had many blessings to be thankful for.
 
I made some progress on my "girly" thick scarf.
 
I'm using number 13 glass straights.
 
 
A little sparkle to go into the Winter months. I don't know why I'm doing this scarf in sections but I have. I think these will be the middle and then the ends will be chuncky lace sections.
 
Tonight working on some cross stitch while watching The Waltons, and then another long Winter's nap.
 
I hope you had a cozy Christmas too,
Jennifer
 
 
 
 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas from Fox Mountain

 
We hope each and every one of you have a beautiful Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014!
 
Tomorrow's Christmas Eve. It's quiet here and getting a bit chillier as the sun goes down.
 
Just a little  tiny stitch for you if you need a special gift tag or something for your tree at the last minute or want to use up some scrap linen and threads.
 
 
 
Monday Mini Sampler no. 4
Christ's Eve
designed by Feathers in the Nest
copyright 2013
 
A crown for our King's birth and the light to show the way.
 
I hope you are happy, healthy and content
 
And in that way you stay!
 
Curling up with a Christmas movie,
Jennifer
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