Sunday, November 23, 2008

Remember in a previous post, I showed you I had replanted the purple jew. Well this is how much it has grown since then. I have this sitting in the front windows and as I work in the kitchen, I can look through the bar area and see the beautiful purple as the sun shines through it's leaves.
Speaking of leaves, Prince is in full swing with the leaf blower trying to stay half way ahead of the falling leaves.
I thought I would share my version of a sweet potatoes.
Sweet Potato Casserole
3 large sweet potatoes
1 half stick of butter
1 half cup of brown sugar
1 half tsp of cinnamon
1/4 cup of orange juice
Marshmallows to dress up the top.
Peel and cube sweet potatoes and boil them until they are soft. Mash with the butter added so it will melt thoroughly. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and the secret ingredient (orange juice) It enhances the favor of the potatoes. Place in a casserole dish and top with marshmallows. Brown the marshmallows and serve. If you make this ahead, you will need to place the casserole in a 300 degree oven until it warms then add the marshmallows and brown. Enjoy
The Kitty Justice's turkey has been put out to thaw getting ready to be cooked for Thanksgiving. May your bird be moist, your dressing not dry and your rolls not burnt. Happy Turkey Day to Y'all. But most of all BE THANKFUL.


Changes in the wind said...

Your purple jew is doing great but even better is the way you have it displayed...really pretty.

Gwyn said...

Greetings from Juneau, Alaska!
One year when we were living on the Ohio/Kentucky boarder, my husband's company had a holiday party. I remember tasting this dish and thinking I need the recipe. I had to laugh because a few minutes later my husband came to find me to ask if I would find the person who made the casserole so we could get the recipe.

We now include it every year in our Thanksgiving meal. I can't wait, it's so delicious.:)

P.S. I've never seen a purple jew. It's gorgeous!

Small City Scenes said...

You have done wonders with the purple jew.
I must try that recipe. My daughter asked if I would make the sweet potatoes like I always do and I was stumped because I don't do them. she said I did so i made some this evening and when she gets home from work I hope that is what she is remembering. I think not. We will see. MB

Mary said...

Lady Di,

Thank you for the recipe for the sweet potato casserole. It sounds delicious and it's been a while since we had sweet potatoes. Mmm!

Aunt May is resting in peace now, my friend. Thank you for all your prayers, love and support as we said our final farewells.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I hope you have a wonderful day filled with abundant blessings.


Jeanette said...

Gday Lady Di.your purple jew must be in the perfect position to grow like that.. its really lovely with the sun shining on it...

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks. It adds a bit of color on dreay winter days. Then when the sun comes out it shines through the leaves. Peace

I am glad y'all found sweet potato casserole while living in the lower 48. I have a sweet tooth which is not good so I usually add more brown sugar to taste. This year I had grown two bunches of fresh sage and had clipped some off and put it in the kitchen window with water so I had fresh sage for my dressing. We had a total of nine including me around the dinner table. We were Blessed to have family who were not sick and all are working.
I am glad you enjoyed the jew. In the spring I cut it back and throw the cutting off the porch and with little effort they root and make a carpet of jew. Peace

I hope those taters that you do not remember doing turned out mighty fine and the way they remember them.
By next spring the jew should be hanging quite low and needing a hair cut. Peace

I hope yours turned out as good as mine. I know you are sad but remember she would tell you to smile. Peace

The jew seems to like the west windows and I have figured out which side of the house most of the plants will thrive. I need to give them a little water but like Scarlett I will worry about that tomorrow. Peace

To All
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a grand weekend.
Lady Di aka Kitty Justice