The Dallemagnes → From the mouth of Angel

All mathed out

College clip art
College clip art

I’ve done more math in the past week than I have in years… I so need a math break. But I am glad I’m learning something new..

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Today is definitely a slow cooker day…

Barbecue Baked Beans & Weiners in a slow cooker.
Barbecue Baked Beans & Weiners in a slow cooker.

With the weather being bad today I decided it was a good day to use the slow cooker and make some good old fashioned barbecue baked beans and wieners. I hadn’t made them in so long, and nothing says comfort food for a cold day like beans & wieners.

My first week in school has been good. It turns out math isn’t bad when you have a good teacher.  The problem is my academic advisor told me that my classes were on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but I was registered for classes on Monday’s and Wednesdays. So when I showed up on Tuesday the teacher told me I could stay as they covered the same things, but the I don’t have access to her files on the school website. I enjoyed her teaching method so much I really didn’t want to change. Her class was full, but I was able to get written permission from her to join her class. So I’m now waiting for the school two drop me out of the other class and register me into hers. I hope it doesn’t take them too long as I need access to the homework on the website.

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First week in college

College clip art
College clip art

So my first week in college has officially begun. My first on campus class is tomorrow I’m a bit nervous about it. It’s math and I’ve never been very good at math, but I’m determined so there is that. Besides I’m married to a math genius (at least he is to me) so I should be okay. I’ve already begun my English comp class and I must say I think I’m a bit excited about it. I’ve always enjoyed writing and being able to improve those skills is something I’m glad about. In any case here I am starting my new path!

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The Death Of Net Neutrality

 

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Too Funny

Someone maxed out their sneak skills.

 

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole

 

Sweet Potato Casserole

I fell in love with this recipe from the moment I first tried it.
Course Side Dish
Keyword Casserole, christmas, holiday, Paleo, Potatoes, Sweet Potato, thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Casserole

  • 5 large sweet potatoes peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp butter divided
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup divided or subbed sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon divided
  • 1 Pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt to taste

Topping

  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted

Instructions

  1. Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the sweet potatoes and cook for 10-15 minutes until fork-tender. Remove from heat and drain.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add two tablespoons of butter and maple syrup, to the pot with the sweet potatoes.
  3. Stir in the vanilla, one teaspoon of cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  4. Mash until smooth. Adjust salt to taste. Transfer to a baking dish.
  5. In a small bowl, toss the walnuts with the coconut flakes, coconut oil, remaining butter and syrup, and teaspoon of cinnamon.
  6. Cover the sweet potatoes with the walnut topping.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes until the walnut topping is golden. Serve warm.
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Goody Potatoes

goody potatoes
goody potatoes

 

I'm not entirely sure where this recipe comes from but my Mom has made it for years. Now it's a must have for Holiday meals around here.
Course Side Dish
Keyword Hashbrowns, Potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 Servings

Ingredients

Filling

  • 2 lb Bag of Hash Browns
  • 16 ounces of Sour Cream
  • 2 Cups butter Melted
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 chopped Onion

Topping

  • 2 Cups of Crushed Corn Flakes
  • 2 Cups Butter Melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Take hash browns out of freezer, keep in bag, set aside.
  3. In microwave, melt 1 stick of butter in large bowl; mix in sour cream, cheese, onion and cream of chicken soup.
  4. In large bowl combine hash browns, sour cream, cheese, and soup/cheese mixture.
  5. Spread into 9x13 pan (sprayed with cooking spray).
  6. Melt 1/2 stick of butter and then combine with crushed cornflakes until well coated.
  7. Spread corn flake mixture on top of the other ingredients.
  8. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown on top and cheese is bubbling.
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Green Bean Casserole Without the Cream of Soup :)

Green Bean Casserole
Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole without the Cream of Soup

Course Side Dish
Keyword christmas, Green Bean, holiday, Keto, Low Carb, thanksgiving, Vegetable
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 15 ounce cans French style green beans, drained well
  • 4 ounces mushroom stems and pieces drained
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion sliced, separated into rings
  • 2 stalks celery sliced small
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup diced cheese optional & your choice of cheddar, jack, pepper jack, cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Frenches Fried Onions This is optional and the amount is your call.

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a skillet and sauté the onions, celery and mushrooms until soft (about 7 to 8 minutes).
  2. Mix the mayonnaise and cream.
  3. Mix everything together in a casserole (I also add some of the fried onions in the mix and reserve some for topping).
  4. Bake covered, for 30 minutes.
  5. Uncover, top with Frenches Fried Onions if desired & brown.
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Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce

I grew up eating Cranberry sauce from a can, but then I made this, and I never went back!
Course Side Dish
Keyword christmas, cranberries, cranberry, holiday, thanksgiving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • One 12 ounce bag of fresh or Frozen Cranberries
  • 1 Cup of Sugar or sweetener equal to 1 Cup
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 1 strip orange or lemon zest

Instructions

  1. Put cranberries in a pot on the stove, and pick through to remove soft and/or brown ones.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir, and bring to a boil on medium-high heat.
  3. Stir frequently. The cranberries will pop, and then release their "gel" -- and the sauce will come together like magic.
  4. Cook until the sauce is the consistency you want, about 5 to 10 minutes.
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Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful…

Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful…

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