Friday, December 25, 2009
- 4 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups cornflakes cereal, crushed
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
Bake sweet potatoes at 400° for about 1 hour or until tender. Let cool to touch; peel and mash sweet potatoes.
Beat mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, and next 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon potato mixture into a greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.
Combine cornflakes cereal and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle diagonally over casserole in rows 2 inches apart.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle alternate rows with marshmallows; bake 10 additional minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Oh--I forgot if you haven't read the Sookie short story 'Gift wrap'
READ IT TODAY!
"Gift Wrap" by Charlaine Harris
Sookie is spending the Holiday alone, she is currently not speaking with her brother, her roommate and her boss are out of town and she just doesn’t feel like imposing on the friends that are in town. So Sookie settles in for the long winter’s night, only to be disturbed by noises in the woods that she feels she needs to investigate. And what should she find but a wounded werewolf? She helps him into the house, treats his wounds and protects him from those out to get him. But is it all as it seems?
You can buy it on itunes or as an ebook from Amazon -if you don't have a Kindle you can download an ebook reader from Amazon to use on your computer!
On December 28 HBO is airing a marathon of Season One episodes.
If you can make it until 2 a.m., you'll get hours of the characters you first fell lin love with, including the snarky Lafayette, Tara at her most vibrant, and an Eric you love to hate.
Plus, it's that week between Christmas and New Years, so you know you'll be sitting around in your jammies, overstuffed on turkey, ham and those buttery cookies you can't turn down. Let's face it, the couch is the only place you're going.
Get comfy. This is gonna be a long ride.
HOLLYWOOD —“True Blood” may be on hiatus and fans may be waiting so impatiently for their favorite shape shifter, vampires and fairy to return, but in the meantime genius Alan Ball is not waiting around. He’s filming his great series and he’s making casting decisions that will make for the best season so far for Bon Temp fans.
In response to a feature I recently wrote for Canyon News titled “True Blood, Stars or Icons?” I received many responses from some of the most loyal Trubies on the planet. Lizzie from Australia says, “I am glad you wrote about Ryan [Kwanten]. Actors like Ryan and Sam Trammell are practically ignored by the media and on posts. He is such a great actor, it is unbelievable the way he plays Jason! He plays a redneck to perfection. He has been written about in local media quite a bit of late, which is good not only for Ryan, but for True Blood. The Sydney Morning Herald did a listing of all the Aussie actors playing American roles and gave them a rating out of 10 for their accent and our boy Ryan got 9/10!”
While fan of the show Nia said, “It is so good to see Ryan [Kwanten] and Alex [Skarsgard] are enjoying the fame and good fortune that comes with the affiliation of such a wonderful show and the casting genius of Alan Ball. Both fit perfectly into their respective roles of Jason and Eric. No other could wear their titles. They have taken their character and have flown with it to heights that have kept us laughing, intrigued, even somber, and just generally enjoying their on screen time.”
While poster Pbartteacher, who is a huge Alexander Skarsgard and Eric Northman fan stated, “Straw Dogs is currently in post-production and is slated to be released in February of 2010. Of course this is the film that Alexander just finished with Kate Bosworth, James Woods, Billy Lush and James Marsden. Entirely filmed in Shreveport, Louisiana and is loosely based on the Sam Peckinpah production by the same name.”
read on from Canyon News