Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sweet Potato Pancakes

So I'm finally starting to feel better. Gianna and I were caught up in a whirlwind of allergies/colds during the week of her birthday. I had a sore throat for longer than I can ever remember, but it wasn't strep. She was already on antibiotics, so luckily she was safe once she started getting better (days before I did).

Wanted to share another GREAT dinner idea. Jes and I treated ourselves to Jimmy's Egg here in Wichita a couple of weeks ago. I am a HUGE fan of their food and prices. Anyway, he ordered Sweet Potato Pancakes for his meal. He was blown away, as was I. I decided, during a dinner dilemma, to recreate the meal. I quickly shooed Jes out the door when he got home (to mow before it rained) while Maisy and I hurried with dinner before he discovered our supper surprise. We cooked up some delicious turkey sausage from Aldi (by the way, excellent special purchases next week), some eggs, grapes, and this wonderful treat. There are many recipes, this is the Sweet Potato Pancake recipe I used.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoons cinnamon
Pinch nutmeg
2 cups milk
4 teaspoons melted butter, plus more for greasing skillet
2 whole eggs
1 sweet potato, cooked until tender, peeled and pureed
Pecan butter, recipe follows
Maple syrup, for serving
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix together and whisk until smooth. Cook batches in buttered skillet on medium high temperature until bubbles form on the surface, then turn over and cook until dark golden brown. Serve with pecan butter and maple syrup.

Pecan Butter:
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans toasted and cooled
1/2 pound butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
Mix all ingredients together (use rubber gloves). Roll in parchment paper and freeze. Cut into slices and top sweet potato pancakes.

Yield: 10 servings

Delicious :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Gianna ~ One year

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Sorry it's late kids... computer didn't exactly want to cooperate with us. Hope you can enjoy a rewind with us on the anniversary of her birth. She has changed our life. Hopefully she will have many more lives to change as well.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bulb Syringe...the latest fad



So the little booger (no pun intended) HATES the bulb syringe, but has decided she wants to try it herself! After throwing another temper tantrum, she sits up, grins from ear to ear, grabs the aspirator followed by the nearby Kleenex, and puts them right up to her nose! Turkey. She also found a doll of Maisy's that she began carrying around everywhere while holding and swaying from side to to come. How quickly they learn! We also bounced a ball with Chase outside. She LOVES bouncing balls ~ or tossing rather. She doubles over laughing hysterically! I love her laugh...adore it. I also rolled her a t-ball for the first time, and she immediately rolled it back! I am so grateful the kids love her so much...and love playing with her.

Among other things, her sixth tooth has moved down in a hurry and decided to reveal itself! She now has her first six! It's about time ;)
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