Saturday, September 5, 2009

Yukon Gold & Sweet Potatoe Casserole!


YUKON GOLD & SWEET POTATOE CASSEROLE

Ingredients:
2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 carton(8oz)spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

TOPPING:
1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Place russet potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain; mash with half of the cream cheese and sour cream and all of Colby cheese. Drain russet potatoes; mash with the remaining cream cheese and sour cream. Stir in the milk, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Spread 1/3 of the russet potato mixture into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dishes. Layer with 1/2 of the sweet potato mixture. Repeat layers. Spread with remaining russet potato mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes or until heated through. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over casserole. Bake 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
I tried this recipe from Taste of Home and my family liked it so much I decided to share it with you:

KEEP THOSE FLIES AWAY:

From Angie at "Love The Prim Look"
Sounds weird but when it comes to flies, I will try anything.

We went with some out of town friends to Sweety Pies on Sunday for breakfast, and we sat in the enclosed patio section beside the house. We happened to notice a couple of zip lock baggies pinned to a post and a wall. The bags were half filled with water, each contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut. Naturally we were curious! Ms Sweety told us that these baggies kept the flies away! So naturally we were even more curious! We actually watched some flies come in the open window, stand around on the window sill, and then fly out again. And there were no flies in the eating area! This morning I checked this out on Goggle. Below are comments on this fly control idea. I'm now a believer!

Many people swear that a zip-lock bag filled half-way with water and attached over entry-ways will repel flies. No one yet knows how or why it works, but there is speculation that it has something to do with the way the moving water refracts light. If you have tried this please use the comments to share your results with the rest of us.

I did tried the ziplock bag and pennies this weekend. I have a horse trailer with full LQ. The flys were very bad this weekend while I was camping. I put the baggie with pennies above the door of the LQ. NOT ONE FLY came in the trailer. The horse trailer part had many. Not sure why it works but it does!!!!!!!

Fill a ziplock bag with water and 5 or 6 pennies and hang it in the problem area. In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight but significant passage way for insects.Every since I have done that, it has kept flies and wasps away. Some say, that wasps and flies mistake the bag for some sort of other insect nest and are threatened by this.

I swear by the plastic bag of water trick I have them on side porch ( our house entry) and all around the basement door. We saw these in Northeast Mo at an Amish grocery store & have used them since. They say it works because a fly sees a reflection & won't come around.

Regarding the science behind zip log bags of water? My research found that each of the millions of molecules of water presents its own prism effect and given that flies have a lot of eyes, to them it's like a zillion disco balls reflecting light, colors and movement in a dizzying manner. When you figure that flies are basically prey for many other bugs, animals, birds, etc., they simply won't take the risk of being around that much perceived action. I moved to a rural area ant thought these "hillbillies" were just yanking my city boy chain but I tried it, worked immediately! We went from hundreds of flies to seeing the occasional one, but he don't hang around long..

Now for those fruit flies: Check my post on getting rid of Fruit Flies.

2 comments:

lisa said...

Oh My goodness I will definitely try this!! Thank you for sharing it...Lisa

The Charm House said...

Now this looks good!!! I will have to make it this fall!!
Always loving you!
Yvette