Tuesday, January 01, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A very Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you! My fist FO of 2008....A Fidget! I found this pattern on Ravelry and love it. It can be made with bulky yarn or two strands of worsted weight and is quick, easy and warm, which is just what I need for the weather we have been having.
I'm going to make more of these.



New Year's Day picnic anyone? I think I'll pass on that one. I have a leg of lamb defrosting, a new sweet potato recipe to try, and a nice warm house to have New Year's dinner in.

Vanilla-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
3 lb.sweet potatoes
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
3T. orange juice
1 T. vanilla extract
1 t. salt
1 t. orange zest
1/4 t. pepper
1/2 c. chopped pecans
Boil sweet potatoes in water until tender; drain. Cool slightly, then cut into 1/4 inch slices. Arrange the slices in a greased, broiler-proof 13"x9" baking dish, overlapping slightly. In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add brown sugar, orange juice, vanilla, salt, orange zest and pepper, stirring until combined. Heat, but do not allow to boil. Remove from heat and brush sauce evenly over potato slices. Broil 6 inches from heat until golden, about 6 or 7 minutes. Sprinkle with pecans.
Makes 6 servings.

2 comments:

jopal said...

That looks like my Fidget! I love it. Of course as soon as I receive we get a January thaw and the temp has been in the 60's for the past few days! I know the cold will be back!
Thank you again for the beautiful gift and I will not forget to pay it forward!

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