Monday, December 15, 2014

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

This was a big favorite at our Thanksgiving this year, and a very big hit at our local fire department's potluck dinner last night!

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

  • 2 29 oz. cans or 3 lb. sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. orange juice
  • dash of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. milk or canned coconut milk


  • 3/4 c. pecans, chopped
  • 2/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted

Drain and mash sweet potatoes if using canned -- bake sweet potatoes in crockpot on low for 2 to 4 hours until fork tender if not using canned...peel and mash cooked sweet potatoes.
Add rest of ingredients except topping; mix very well.  Put in greased crock pot.  Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of sweet potato mixture.  Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 to 4 hours depending how hot your crock pot cooks.  I like to remove the cover for the last 30 to 45 minutes.  Serve right in the crock.

Serves 6 to 10, depending on the portion size

Note:  this is easily doubled to feed more people. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Meal Plan February 2 - 8

I'm so very sorry that I've been lax in keeping up with the blog.  I had a severe accident to one hand on November 16, 2013, that resulted in loss of a finger.  It's been an uphill struggle with physical and mental/emotional healing (mostly mental/emotional), but I'm glad to say that it's healed and I'm adjusting very well to the slight handicap.  

Anyway, I hope to be able to post more often, although a new grandbaby due in April may take my attention for a few weeks!

February 2 – 8, 2014

breakfast – farmer's skillet meal, veggie juice
lunch – egg salad on cucumber slices, guacamole & chips
dinner – Super Bowl: pulled pork, coleslaw, buffalo chicken dip, nachos, chocolate covered cherry cake

breakfast – eggs in ham cups w/tomato slices & pepper rings, veggie juice
lunch - leftovers
dinner – smokehouse beef roast, beans, salad, oranges

breakfast – paleo waffles, blueberries, veggie juice
lunch – tuna/tomato/avocado salad
dinner – tacos

breakfast – paleo granola w/diced apples, veggie juice
lunch – misc. skillet meal
dinner – creamy chicken florentine, carrot & raisin salad

breakfast – grain-free banana pancakes, veggie juice, oranges
lunch – chicken alfredo skillet with broccoli
dinner – lasagna, salad

breakfast – veggie omelet, hash browns, veggie juice
lunch – smoked sausage veggie soup
dinner – bacon cheeseburger skillet meal

breakfast – fend for yourself
lunch – leftovers
dinner – pizza, salad