Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sweet Potato Apple Pie

Omg, yum! Not the most healthy, but yum!

-2 cups of sliced apples
-1 pie crust
-1 very large sweet potato (the kind that make you blush a little when you hold it!), mashed
-1 1/4 c cream
-2 eggs
-2/3 c brown sugar
1 t cinnamon (I like cinnamon, so I just dumped a few teaspoons in)
1/4 t salt
1/4 t nutmeg (again, probably dumped in closer to 1 T, because nutmeg is nummy)

-Preheat to 375
-Line the pie crust in the plate, lay the apple slices along the bottom.
-Mix the other ingredients together (it's best to do this right after the potato has been mashed), stir until smooth.
-Pour sweet potato mix over apples
-Cover the edges with tinfoil
-Bake for 45-60 minutes, until a knife poked into the center comes out clean.

I also added about a tablespoon of powdered corn starch between the crust and apples to keep it from getting soggy.

Nutrition info (including the corn starch):
Calories: 405 (eek!)
Fat: 19.5 g
Cholesterol: 107mg
Sodium: 274mg
Potassium: 307mg
Total carbs: 51g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 26.5g
Protein: 3.5g
Vitamin A: 269.5% (!!!)
Vitamin C: 20%
Calcium: 5.5%
Iron: 8.5%

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Momo the Cat

This is Momo. Her full name is Minerva, but her former name is Munchkin. She's about a year to a year and a half old. Her former family thinks she is part Oriental because of her looks and personality.

She is really friendly, and kind of a ninja. She seems to magically disappear, then reappear to cuddle, the vanishes again. If she's in a shadow, the only part I can see is her white chin. Her eyes are a beautiful green color. She also enjoys licking my earlobes, especially when I'm sleeping. Or maybe she knows I don't like it and she's training me to get up and feed her.

I'm really happy I have her.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The farm

I love the farm. It's a wonderful place full of memories and stories. We talked, and walked. Found ginseng and jack in the pulpit in the woods. Canoed while Mom swam across the lake and paddle boated. Mom mowed and I read. We scraped and primed the house. Looked at pictures from my cousins motion sensor camera and played scrabble in the grass.

Sunburned, tired, and probably going to burst out in poison ivy blisters any day now, I had a wonderful time.