Saturday, November 20, 2010

Happy, happy...

Pre-Holiday chores got y'all stressed out?
Click here and be magically delivered to Grandma's house.

50 pound turkey? Check. Bushel of sweet taters? Check. Crispy, crunchy runner beans? Oh, yeah. Half dozen pie pumpkins? Hmmm. Pumpkin Pie? That was soooo last year.... try baking up one of these goodies instead!

Bourbon Pecan Sweet Tater Pie
- 1 frozen pie shell
- 2 cups roasted sweet potatoes, peeled and shmooshed
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1.5 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ginger
- 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon
- 1 cup toasted pecans (stove top, minute or two, teflon pan)
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup real maple syrup

Uno: Pre-bake your pie crust for about 10 minutes @ 425 (F).
Dos: Toss the top list into a large bowl. Grab your trusty mixer and beat until fluffy.
Tres: Pour into the pie shell and bake @ 375 (F) for 20 minutes.
Cuatro: Mix up the nuts, butter and maple syrup. Pour over the pie. Pop it back in the oven for another 25-30 minutes.
Cinco, cinco, seis: Have a slice. Or two. Or, three! Hey, it's the holidays. Enjoy it while ya can.

Here's to a lovely weekend, this proverbial calm before the storm. And, happy Thanksgiving to one and all.

* If you click that top link, you'll receive your very own Thanksgiving card from me to you, designed by Jacquie Lawson, a goddess among card creators, even if she does make me pay for a subscription.
** This yummy dessert is adapted from a recipe I discovered on Mine, naturally, contains more booze. (Just kidding. That was a test to see if you're actually reading this post...)
*** The Spanish bit is from an old song, from an old band, and if you cannot recall it, then clearly you have better taste in music than me. :)


CanadianGardenJoy said...

Kate girl
First Happy American Thanksgiving !
Second I changed my blog title and address to CanadianGardenJoy .. I think you get the idea .. during the transition I lost my blog roll so I am trying to gather them all in again ;-) Nothing like driving yourself crazy in short order ? hehe
Anyways .. thought I would pop over and mention it in case you might drop by and wonder where I went ?
Joy : )

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Joy!

Heureux jour de l'Action de grĂ¢ce. [What are the odds I spelled that correctly?]

I think your Canadian celebration makes a little more sense than our tradition of: fuel up! You've got shopping to do at 4 a.m. Friday morning! :))

I shall update your address and go check out your new home. Thanks for visiting and I'm sorry I haven't stopped by in awhile. Have been under the weather for far too long...

Carol said...

I immediately recognized that setting. I just love J. L cards. You are so sweet to send us all one. I wish you lots of luck with all your preparations Kate. Have a lovely holiday with your family and friends. ;>)

Carolyn ♥ said...

Oh Kate... that is lovely. So peaceful. I needed peaceful today. Thank you.

Wendy said...

Sounds delicious. I was gonna say 3tablespoons? This recipe sounds like a winner despite the mere tablespoons.

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

lifeshighway said...

We have all of our fixings purchased and we are awaiting the horde. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Carol;
Good to meet another Jacquie fan. A friend sent me one of her cards a few years ago and I was instantly hooked. :)

Glad you enjoyed it, Meredehuit!
We all need a little zen-y moment when the to-do list becomes overwhelming.

Hi, Wendy;
It's a pretty tasty recipe. Plus, you could always double those 3 T ;>)

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Life's Highway. Hope you have a great celebration with family and friends.

Melospiza said...

Mmmm. That sounds delicious. Happy thanksgiving.

Rose said...

Just a 12-pound turkey here, and not quite a bushel of sweet potatoes:) Boy, does this pie sound delicious, but I'm not doing the pie-baking this time, so I'll have to save the recipe.

Thanks for the beautiful card--Jackie Lawson's work is so lovely. Wishing you and your whole family (yes, that includes Bad Dog) a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Snowcatcher said...

Thanks for making me smile! (too much booze in the pie...)

Love Jacquie Lawson's cards. Worth every penny!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Melanie J Watts said...

Kate, Happy American Thanksgiving. The recipe sounds yummy.

jan said...

Hi, Kate! Thanks for the card! I love 'Simple Gifts'. Glad you are feeling better, there seems to be quite a few nasty bugs going around! Have a great holiday!