Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tell It Like It Is CassiJo!

Yesterday I decided to try my hand at baking a pie. No, that is NOT a picture of my pie....I forgot to photograph my progress and finished product last night.

Sweet potatoes are on sale dirt cheap at the local Walmart so Uncle Joe, being a sweet potato lover, bought 10 pounds for us commenting that they will keep in the cool garage. (send me your sweet potato recipes!)

Google discovered a cornocopia of recipes: some with nuts and some without. When I asked Joe if he wanted nuts in his he shouted from the other room, "NO! No nuts! Just sweet potatoes! Don't go jackin' around with it! Just sweet potatoes!" Ummmmm. OK. No nuts. I get it. :o) He is a sweet potato purist I guess. I have heard of these people, but never dreamed I was married to one. ha!

I boiled the taters, peeled them, smashed them stirred some yummy spices in and put them in the oven to bake. It was a nice and simple recipe. Just the kind I like!

We had some warm sweet tater pie with ice-cream and whipped cream while we watched OU stomp Texas Tech late last night. :o)

While Cassi ate hers at the kitchen bar she said, "Mom this looks like pumpkin pie."
"Yes it does, but it is sweet potato pie." I replied.

Her dad chimed in, "How can it be pumkin pie when there is no pumpkin in it?"

Without missing a beat she said, "Well you can call it sweet potato pie if you want to, but around here WE call it PUMPKIN pie."

Joe and I looked at each other and cracked up.....where does this kid come up with this stuff? She is funny!


  1. Yum! I like sweet potatoe pie better than pumpkin. It's lighter. Try making sweet potato french fries - you can dip them in melted butter with sugar and spices in it, or sprinkle them with sugar and cinnamon - or apple pie spices or pumpkin pie spices. Or serve them plain with a little salt. Delicious!

  2. The pie is majorly sweet and I think I would cut down on the sugar next time. I LOVE sweet potato fries!! I found some in our local Walmart. :o)

  3. Yes, sweet tater fries are heavenly!!!!!
    I love love love sweet taters, so I would have chowed down on your Pumpkin-less pumpkin pie.
    I love a good sweet tater with brown sugar and lots of butter.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!
    Enjoy your day and eat well.


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