So what made it a great day, even though the weather was miserable and it was sad to see the wise old tree go? Well...Hockey! Not just hockey, though, everything that comes with it. I went with my family; my sister, brother-in-law and my nephew. And K lost his first baby tooth at the game! (Omen of things to come for my hockey loving little man?) Only 4 years old, and a visit from the tooth fairy already. His mommy and I were in first grade when we lost our first teeth! Also, the Seadogs won!!! It was a 2 - 0 shutout, and both goals were scored in the 3rd period! What a crazy game!
So before the game, they all came over for dinner (and Wii Mario), we had chicken, a 'sidekick' and a delicious new dish in my Crockpot, Sweet-Spiced Sweet potatoes; from my tin of Crockpot recipes.
2 Lbs sweet potatoes; peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar.
1 tsp ground cinnamon.
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg.
1/8 tsp salt.
2 Tbsp butter, cut into 1/8 inch pieces.
1 tsp vanilla.
Combine all ingredients except butter and vanilla in Crockpot.; Mix well. Cover; cook on LOW 7 hours or HIGH 4 hours, Add butter and vanilla; gently stir to blend.
It looks kind of nasty, and the Crockpot is soaking overnight, (i think i overcooked or stirred it) but it was SUPER good. I will definitely be making this one again and again. It smelled and tasted like molasses cookies or gingersnaps. Oh, i omitted the salt and used margarine instead of butter, about 2 tsp. And the chicken turned out well to. I just threw him in the other Crockpot, sprinkled some garlic powder on him, capped it and he was good to go after being on HIGH for about 4 hours.
What a great day, and i get to do it all again tomorrow!! Another game tomorrow night! LET'S GO, SEADOGS, LET'S GO!!