November 23, 2011
Yam Casserole recipe for holiday meals
Well, readers, you can't have missed that a big holiday is on the horizon! Thanksgiving is upon us with all its wonderful feasting opportunities. I am sharing a favorite family recipe with you for the holidays and hope you will give it a try.
I use a mix of 3 baking apples and use both yams and sweet potatoes to equal 2 lbs. and then we have a nice blend of flavors. It is sweet enough that I never put marshmallows on the top, but you can do so if you want. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
2 lbs. yams (you can use some sweet potatoes in place of some yams if you like)
3/4 c. orange (or apple) juice
1/3 c. of the same juice
3 T. butter
3 Rome apples
3/4 c. cranberries
1/2 c. raisins
8 T. brown sugar
3-4 T. cornstarch
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. salt
Mix cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and brown sugar together. Stir in 3/4 c. citrus juice and microwave until sauce thickens. Add 3 T. butter. to this. (If it gets too thick, add a little more juice and stir to thin.)
Peel the yams and/or sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes. Pour 1/3 cup juice into a 13 x 9-inch glass pan and add the yams. Cover with Saran wrap and poke a few holes in it. Microwave for 17 min. on power level 8 or until yams are done. (Add extra five minutes if the yams resist the fork test.)
Peel, core and slice the apples or cut into 1-inch pieces. Add the apples and fruits to the yams and mix well.
Put sauce on the yams; stir. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
I prefer to put the Yam Casserole in the oven when the turkey is done and while it is resting for a half hour to let the juices return into the meat.
Optional: Put miniature marshmallows on after baking and brown them under the broiler.
by Nate Rafn Oregon is home to a wide array of edible mushrooms, both wild and cultivated. Wild mushrooms are often served at fine resta...
Resources for Raising Chickens Chickens In The Yard Services: classes, advice, resources, organizing chicken-related events in Salem O...
Living Culture episode 74 with Willamette Seed and Grain, plus a behind-the-scenes look at Nature BakeThis was a fun episode to produce! We start by visiting Clint Lindsey of Willamette Seed and Grain . Clint talks about his efforts to gr...
Buying clubs are an effective way for ranchers to sell meat products directly to customers who don't live near the farm. Customers ...
Chef Leif Benson's unique recipe for purple potato salad puts a colorful twist on a classic dish. Benson's recipe incorporates orga...
by Nate Rafn Goats are fascinating animals. They have a varied diet, which includes plants that other livestock refuse to eat. Goats wi...
by Nate Rafn Honeybees play a vital role, both in nature and in agriculture. They are responsible for pollinating many of our fruit and v...
Young chicks are sheltered in a brooder box at McK Ranch. by Nate Rafn Throughout the Willamette Valley, pasture-based farms are geari...