Back to the Salt Mine…

Fun times are over, so back to the salt mines tomorrow…

And back on the diet (I swear they were trying to fatten me up for the slaughter), and I must have put on five pounds!


It was a good four days, other than a few minor excursions…

Well, yesterday morning, I waded along the edge of a lake, escaped from wild dogs in the heavy brush, marched up and down several rocky hills, tood in a patch of poison ivy, crawled out of quicksand, and jumped away from an aggressive rattlesnake.
I’m just a LOUSY golfer…

It truly helps if you play twice a week or more vs. once in three months… sigh

And I was stupid enough to do that TWICE!!!

Got to see a good football game last night, Carolina vs. Clemson, and the officiating is REALLY bad in both the SEC and ACC this year (between the uncalled face masks, offensive ‘holding’ (holding hell, it was out and out tackles), and ‘missed’ interference calls) I was wondering if the refs had bets on the game; real problem was we didn’t get back to the house until almost 0100! LEO friends were saying they’d be out all night corralling the drunks and idjits…

And I finally wangled the recipe for an outstanding Sweet Potato Casserole (hey, it IS the South, okay?)

3 cups mashed fresh cooked sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/3 stick butter (melted) 
1/2 cup real milk
1 tsp vanilla

Mix well, pour into greased baking dish


1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped fresh pecan halves
1/3 cup plain flour
1/3 stick butter (melted)  
Stir together, sprinkle on top of sweet potatoes

Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes

Get out the riot gun to control the mob…

This was the ONLY dish that was doubled up, and it was the first dish that was gone…


Back to the Salt Mine… — 13 Comments

  1. Sorry you have to return to reality! But I will have you know that is almost my exact recipe for my Candied Sweet potatoes!
    Never left overs here either!

  2. Yeah, back at tomorrow as well, but the weather here is nice and I will enjoy the afternoon. Hope you do too.

  3. Golfing is more fun if you are aiming at something on the course other than the hole (it’s the hunter in me).

    Diets are not fun. And the older you get, the tougher it is to take the tonnage off — until you have some wasting disease and then it simply falls off. But better, the diet.

    And I worked through most of the weekend, but I get where you are coming from. The salt mine awaits.

  4. Sounds like…well, ‘fun’ ain’t the word for it, I guess. I’m about to start my weekend. Today was 100% chance of rain all day…and they weren’t kidding. I spent most of the day wet from the waist down. At least it wasn’t colder.

  5. What’s the stigma over Sweet Potato Caserole? Anyway, back to the grind…. Gonna be hard to concentrate tomorrow.

  6. Yeah, back to it. sigh. Well, it was a good weekend. I’ll have to try that recipe.

  7. Danny- It sucks… sigh… Most of my compatriots are retired or retiring in the next year, so that’s added pressure…

    Keads- Hope it stays good.

    LL- Yep, was tempted to shoot the guy with four birdies on the front nine… Sorry you had to work.

    WSF- Amen…

    Robert- The old the good with the bad… and yeah, that beats cold AND wet at the same time.

    Andy- No stigma, just damn good!

    45- You will like it, trust me!

    Tim- Nope, they gave the cart folks the weekend off.

  8. After all I ate this past week I do not need that recipe..but leave it I’ll be back for it later 🙂

    Hope you have a Great Week.

  9. And I just happen to have a few sweet potatoes left from Thanksgiving. Plan to try the recipe tomorrow if I get home from work early enough. Thanks.

  10. Some folks think SweetTater casserole is boring. Me, I don’t. Grew up with it. I like the traditional marshmallow topping.

    For one of “She who must be obeyed’s” Thanksgiving clan gatherings I kicked it up a notch. Added golden raisins and cut-up dried apple slices. First time there wasn’t any left over.