Sunday, July 08, 2007

happy anniversary, recipe: sweet potatoes

this past week held my anniversary (july 5th -- four years!!!!) and you'll just have to wait on the edge of your seats to see what robby bought me (because i'm still waiting, but it's supposed to arrive next week) and i'll do a separate post about his gift as well, until then some pictures and recipes to tide you over.

aidan has taken up sticking his tongue out constantly, which has brought much laughter to the Baird household, and has provided for great pictures. below is a picture of the flowers that robby picked for me for our anniversary -- from our backyard, aren't they pretty? he even arranged them himself.

i made robby dinner butter chicken , steamed broccoli and sweet potatoes.
Boston Market's Sweet Potatoes
3 large sweet potatoes, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 stick butter - softened, 1 tsp vanilla
topping: 1/3 cup melted butter, 1/3 flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup pecans - chopped, 1 tbsp cinnamon
1. boil potatoes until tender. cool, remove skins. put in large bowl and whip until fluffy. add remaining ingredients.
2. pour into greased casserole and top with topping (combine ingredients).
3. bake at 350 degrees for 45 mins.
the potatoes were good, but i don't think i would put that much brown sugar again. robby said he doesn't like sweet potatoes but he liked these because they didn't taste like sweet potatoes. i really liked to potato part, but there was just too much brown sugar.

be careful when you whip the sweet potatoes, or your kitchen just may end up looking like this!!

1 comment:

Nicole Shelby said...

Those are some great pics, Hemi! I love them! Share share share!

Aidan is a big ol' cuddle-bum, isn't he?