WHEW!!! What a busy week it has been since I last posted!
Halloween was particularly adventurous this year. Just check out my post at The Autism Experience to see why!
Saturday and Sunday were spent moving some 200 ceramic molds from the previous owner to our backyard workshop. In the pouring rain....
Monday was spent being sick...and buying a pickup truck. I now feel like I really belong in Montana!
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday were really busy days at work. End of year reports, training requests...lots of things that need to be done before the holidays set in.
...and now it's Saturday. Yes, I actually started this post Thursday, and it's taken 3 days to finally get it finished! I hope you find it worthwhile.
This recipe comes from the doctor's office. I think I mentioned this before, but at our doctor's office, they have cookbooks you can browse while you wait, and they also provide index cards and pencils so you can write down any recipes you want to try. Nicholas and I jotted this one down several months ago, and this past weekend, with a few extra sweet potatoes in the pantry, was a good time to try it. Especially after moving all those molds...
Not to mention Thanksgiving is right around the corner!
I made the mashed sweet potatoes by cooking them in the microwave (make sure you put a slit in'em before you nuke'em), and letting them cool before I peeled them and mashed them up. In retrospect, it may have been better to puree them to give them a smoother texture in the recipe, but a few lumps are okay. The kids enjoyed it, and that's what's most important!
One other thing that this recipe calls for is evaporated milk. As far as I know there isn't any place to buy casein free evaporated milk off the shelf in Missoula. But that's okay, because it is really simple to make. All you do is place twice the amount of CF milk you need evaporated in a saucepan, and cook over low to medium heat, stirring constantly, until it is reduced by half (to the amount you need). This recipe calls for 3/4 cup evaporated milk, so I put 1 1/2 cups in a saucepan and reduced it to 3/4 cup. Simple!! And what's great is that you can do this with any CF milk you have. I used almond milk, and I really like the little almond flavor it added to the pudding.
Please try this recipe for yourself, and tell me what you think!
2 cups mashed Sweet Potatoes
3/4 cup CF Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup packed Light Brown Sugar
2 TBSP CF Butter
2 TBSP Lemon Juice
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Ginger
4 egg whites
Preheat oven to 350.
Please all ingredients except the egg whites into a mixing bowl and beat until well blended.
Whisk the egg whites stiff and then fold into the sweet potato mixture.
Spray a casserole dish with GFCF cooking spray and place mixture into dish.