Our Thanksgiving family favorite. Sweet Potato Surprise.......
Sweet Potato Surprise
1 20 oz. can pineapple slices (drained) reserving juice
2 17 oz. cans yams, drained 1/4 cup flour
3 TB brown sugar 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. salt
3 TB butter 1/4 cup walnuts 1 cup mini marshmallows
Drain pineapple. Reserve juice, set aside. Arrange yams in 9 x 13 baking pan. Top with pineapple rings. Pour pineapple juice over yams and pineapples.
Combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cut in butter with pastry blender until coarse and crumbly. Stir in nuts. Sprinkle over yams. Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Remove dish from oven, sprinkle with mini marshmallows. Broil for 30 seconds to a minute, watching every single second......these devils will burn quickly. When marshmallows start to melt and just begin to brown, remove immediately.
I usually double this, using a larger baking dish. The yams will be hard to find in this size.....I just get the 29 ounce cans and get as close as possible :)
It all started when I made this Tacky Cake. Then we started making all kinds of tacky goodies.
We found some old napkins and spare utensils.
For cocktail hour.....we thought these cheese, pepperoni and olive goodies would be nice.
Coffee filters filled with half eaten goodies. It's the thought that counts.
Something for everyone.......I'm having a 70's flashback!
One of our favorite guilty pleasures, Pigs in a Blanket but topped with beer party picks. Thank you Bake it Pretty! We also found the Sexy Guy Cake Topper and Cocktail Party Picks there too :)
A Tacky Tip Jar........
So then we found some Tacky Clothes.......weekend at Bernie's?
A Tacky baby.......
We were all dressed and waiting for our guests to arrive.
Helloooooo Tacky sister........
My tacky nephew, Joshy
Strike a pose....
My tacky sisters, Cathy and Susie.
Gordon wearing a fitted jersey.
Tacky Kevin.....or is it Calvin?
Party on Aaron.....Excellent!
Austin sporting a silky pink cowboy shirt with flannel. Also, a very powerful tacky splash of cologne present.
This pictures just kills me.......
My tacky niece Jess......isn't she cute!!
Bernie back with sexy guy......
Sexy guy was very popular that evening.
Then our Tacky Guests started bringing Tacky Treats. Ants on a log and an apple display of colored marshmallows and olives.
Tacky cupcakes topped with worms......
Peanut butter bars with flies......and some Easy Cheese.
My brother Ritchie came with this lovely box of crackers.
Some just dropped by to say hello. My sis-in law Karrie and nephew Gage.
Susie and Jess enjoying a tacky beverage.
Tacky Tip girl.......nothing but a bunch of cheap skates. We didn't make a dime!
We are family---I got all my sisters with me.
Some of us having more fun than others :)
Then we had prizes for the Tackiest Couple. Cathy won Tacky Queen 2009. She received a tiara, wand and feather boa.
Justin won Tacky King 2009. He received a marvelous cowboy hat with flower and feather along with stick horse friend.
Justin and Cathy Tackiest Couple 2009
Then we mixed things up with a few games of bingo and musical chairs. Susie and Aaron were Ninja like....
Everyone was playing for keeps. The music was amazing! Midnight at the Oasis, Baby's Got Back and Le Freak! AAHHH! Freak out!
Things got a little rough....probably because of the wonderful assortment of tacky prizes!
Susie was Grand Champion of Musical Tacky Chairs.
We finished the night with a bunch of Tacky Dancing......complete with Disco Ball and plenty of strobe lights.
Hope you enjoyed our Tacky Party! We have never laughed so hard---if you haven't had one.....I highly recommend it!
A special thanks to Courtney for this great idea! You have to check out her Tacky Dinner Party ...it's so funny!!!
Thank you dear family......we had so much fun and we LOVE YOU so much!! xo
Living life is fun and we've just begun To get our share of the world's delights (HIGH!) high hopes we have for the future And our goal's in sight (WE!) no we don't get depressed Here's what we call our golden rule Have faith in you and the things you do You won't go wrong This is our family Jewel---We are family--Sister Sledge
My favorite little corner in my craft room......gifts from dear friends, my wedding shoes and love letters. Perfect :)
I think I need a doll house........
OK, but this little guy will do. Even though he's a boy, I call him my babydoll :)
Finally, my chandelier, I don't think I've shared this with you yet. Dan gave it to me for my birthday back in February. Thanks baby, I dearly love it!
This is the most darling thing! I joined an Art Swap and Celeste sent me this beauty. Her new Santa Tussie Mussie :) She hand paints these treasures.....a very talented lady! Please visit her adorable shop and sweet blog. Thanks Celeste, he's making himself at home in my craft room :) xo
This elf makes me happy!
You certainly do not want to open this closet, fabric and feathers will fall on you. Guaranteed!
Sweet glass glittery ornaments.....
My love for yarn, sure wish I was a master at crochet. Just dishcloths and hats for me :)
If you haven't had a chance to stop by my shop, I've added a few new Christmas Ornaments. More to come this weekend :)
Until next time.....hopefully with a new recipe...see you soon!
I made some applesauce cookies for all of you today :) I'm still smiling and cannot believe I won Kim of Dear Daisy Cottage and Rue of Rue's Peanut Butter and Jelly Life's birdhouse giveaway! Rue made this beautiful birdhouse, isn't it sweet?
Thank you Thank you! I'm thrilled!
Wishing you all a Beautiful Week! xo
Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp. ground cloves 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup applesauce 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips 1 cup nuts (optional)
Sift flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Set aside. Cream together sugar, shortening and egg. Add applesauce, stirring until combined.
Add flour mixture until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by generous spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet or baking stone. Bake 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not over bake. Cool on wired rack and store cookies in airtight container.