Mom made ettouffee for tonight. Tomorrow is steaks and Saturday is jambalaya. I GAVE MOM A TURKEY (work gave me one) and I'm pretty sure she smoked it, but it's not getting to be the center of a meal or anything. Probably it will be sandwiches. There will be 30 people here by Saturday - we will need lots of sandwiches.
Last night/this morning, I made sweet potato butter. It's delicious, and it was soooo easy.
- 4 cups peeled sweet potatoes, chunked up small
- 2 cups chopped, peeled apple (I used braeburn and they were deliiiiciouuus)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon or to taste
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, optional
- 1/4 tsp. allspice
- 3/4 cup water
I just dumped it all in the slow cooker on low overnight and blended it up with the mixer, and it's very, very good. It came out dark, though, not orange, so next time I make it I'm going to either cook the apples separately for a while first or use applesauce instead of fresh apples, because to cook the apples into mush took so long that the potatoes went all brown. Also, I'd use raw sugar instead of brown, again for the color rather than for taste.
More food and more recipes tomorrow, I imagine.
ETA: Apparently Mom made crawfish au gratin instead of ettouffee. She told me at 10 that she was making ettouffee, and then changed her mind for some reason. Not that you probably care ^_^; Also, there was Chocolate Pie Delight, which is not a pie, but is delightful. And Mom made pralines, and Aunt B made her signature peanut butter cookie cup things that she makes for every holiday.