Well hi there!
Fall is in the air and that makes me a happy girl. I even broke out the boots and leggings – for work! Gasp! Pregnancy makes me do funny funny things people.
How many of you love knowing just what you’ll post on Wednesdays thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons? I know it’s one less thing for me to worry about!
Continuing on with my Dad’s visit, I wanted to highlight a few other fabulous eats we
devoured ate over the weekend
Let’s start with pie, shall we?
Waaaay back in my highschool days, I made a sweet potato pie for some school assignment and ended up baking an extra one for my Dad. Without fail he brings this up as one of his favorite pies of all time.
Since I had trouble finding the original recipe, I found a very similar recipe for sweet potato pie here that I modified slightly:
- Instead of sweet potatoes, I used yams – about 2 large ones = 2 cups mashed
- In lieu of light cream, I used half and half (evaporated milk would work too)
- I upped the cinnamon to 1 heaping rounded teaspoon because cinn rocks
The result: deliciousness. This may rival my absolute all time fave of pumpkin pie!
And while we’re on the Fall theme, how about we revisit the pumpkin salsa sop I’ve made in the past?
The recipe is from Hungry Girl though I always adapt things. This time I followed it pretty much the same way, but upped the garlic, added a green pepper and some onions. And of topped with toasted pepitas and mexi cheese The beer bread is also super easy – just 3 cups self-rising flour, 3 tbsp granulated sugar, and 1 bottle o’beer, baked for 40 minutes at 360 deg.
And despite the filling meal, we still made room for froyo at Yoppi’s in Palo Alto. My bowl is the bottom center one which was cheesecake froyo topped with cookie dough, brownie bits, heath pieces and Butterfinger pieces. Across from mine is Naava’s vanilla froyo – yes we bought froyo for our dog to enjoy
Not be forgotten was Saturday’s lunch which was In’n’Out per my Dad’s request. I was appalled at the calorie counts that they now put on their menu and opted out of the 590 calorie stawberry shake and stuck with light lemonade and a grilled cheese. Tasty! And now I’m not due for fast-food for another 1.5 years or so
Tell me, what was the best thing you’ve eaten?
Do you buy your pets human treats?
Favorite flavor of pie? I looooove pumpkin pie, but the pie above certainly rivals it!