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Holiday Recipes

I know you'll all want my Holiday Recipes, so here there are, available for All Time (do you ever imagine Archeologists in the Far Future will be looking at Live Journal and saying things like "It appears to be some sort of primitive communication tool, allowing them to complain about things and tell everyone what they had for breakfast."? I do). Anyway, the recipes:

Nuclear Blue Grasshopper Jello

2 Cups clear Crème de Menthe or clear Peppermint Schnapps
2 Cups clear Crème de Cacaco
1 Cup Milk
5 packets unflavored Gelatin
Blue Food Coloring (to taste. I use 5 drops)
  1. Mix Crème de Menthe/Schnapps together with Crème de Cacao.
  2. Pour approx. 1½ C of mixture in flat dish (approx. 8x12).
  3. Add milk and stir until blended.
  4. Sprinkle unflavored gelatin over mixture and let sit for 1 minute.
  5. Meanwhile, put blue food coloring into the rest of the Menthe/Schnapps and Crème de Cacao.
  6. Watch the color swirl about in the liquid for a while. Then stir.
  7. Carefully heat the mixture to almost boiling.
  8. Pour the heated mixture into the flat dish and stir until gelatin is fully dissolved.
  9. Refrigerate until it sets.
  10. Slice into squares, and arrange in a decorative manner.
Serves 4.

Sweet Potato Pie

3 Cups cooked Sweet Potato
3/4 Cup Milk
3 Eggs
2 Tablespoons Honey
1 Tablespoon Molassas
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ginger
¼ teaspoon Cloves
½ teaspoon Allspice
  1. Mix ingredients in bowl.
  2. I like to puree it all in a blender. It comes out with a better texture that way.
  3. Pour into pie crust.
  4. Bake at 350° for approx. 45 minutes. Pie is done when center is set and knife comes out clean.
Makes 2 small pies, or 1 10" pie plus a bit extra.

Serves 4. Good with ice cream (but then, what isn't?).
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