Archive | November 2006

Favorite Holiday Recipes…

Please enjoy a couple of our favorite holiday recipes!

Sweet Potato Gratin

4 – 5 Sweet Potatoes (we do 1/2 sweet potatoes, 1/2 yams)

1 Cup Coarsely Chopped Pecans

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, packed

2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger

1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Pinch of Nutmeg

4 Tablespoons Butter

2 Cups Mini Marshmallows

Place sweet potatoes/yams in a large pan of cold water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are just tender, approx. 20 min. Drain. Place potatoes in cold water until skins begin to loosen. Peel and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine pecans, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter using your fingers or a fork to blend.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Butter an 8″ square dish. Slice potatoes into 1/4″ thick slices. Layer a third of the potatoes on the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with a third of the butter/sugar mixture. Repeat layers. Cover with foil and bake until heated through, approx. 40 min.

Remove from oven and raise temperature to broil. Top with a layer of mini marshmallows and heat just until browned, 30-60 seconds.

Serve hot. Makes 6 servings.

Mom’s Potato Dish 

3 Cups Hot Mashed Potatoes (you can use instant, made with milk/butter)

1 Cup Sour Cream

2 – 4 Tablespoons Milk

1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 & 1/2 Cup French’s French Fried Onions

1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

In a bowl mix potatoes, sour cream, milk and garlic powder. Spoon half into a greased 2 qt. baking dish. Layer with half of the onions and cheese. Repeat another layer. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 30-35 min.