Coffee anyone ?

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Up early, loaded neighbors calves to go to stockyard and on the road at 6:30. Unloaded, got feed, did chickens at the house, hung 2 loads of clothes..... going to go by the dumpster with some junk and then probably spend the afternoon packing and doing stuff at old house. Floor guys are supposed to come this morning and do the final sanding, and the first coat on the floors. :weee :weee :yesss: :jumpy :jumpy :celebrate:celebrate:celebrate:thumbsup
 

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Try this one ...

6 tsp shortening
4 C mashed sweet potatoes
2 C flour
3 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt

Mix dry ingrediants. Add sugar, shortening to hot sweets. Combine all and knead. Roll to 3/4" thick. Cut and bake 425 degrees for 12-15 min.


If you're like most families, won't be many people to complain if not great. ;)


Have all these sweets on hand, so I may make a batch for Sun breakfast. Haven't had them in a long time.

Actually I could eat one now -- lunch time and just finished unloading a ton of hay, bales! Leftover roast beef instead 😁
That looks good and easy too!
 

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FOG....dense fog....can barely see 100' out. Glad I don't have to drive anywhere. And they say it will be overcast today, so very slow burn off. I'll do feed chores and head inside for a while. :caf. I really need to do some cleaning chores inside anyway. :idunno
 

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Coffee! My husband almost always gets up before I do and makes coffee.

@Mini Horses I have tons of Giant Pink Banana squash, reckon I could use that in place of the sweet potatoes? That seems like a lot of sweet potato and not much flour, but I'll give it a try. What about adding cinnamon or other spices? The sweet potatoes are sweeter than the squash,, I'd have to add more sugar. I'll make it with sweets first, but there is that squash idea in the back of my mind.....
 

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We are going to my sister's for Thanksgiving. It will be a very small gathering, maybe 6 people.
 

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@Mini Horses I have tons of Giant Pink Banana squash, reckon I could use that in place of the sweet potatoes? That seems like a lot of sweet potato and not much flour, but I'll give it a try. What about adding cinnamon or other spices? The sweet potatoes are sweeter than the squash,, I'd have to add more sugar. I'll make it with sweets first, but there is that squash idea in the back of my mind.....
Don't know as I've never tried. But is this squash moister? That may require a touch more flour...may need to adjust shortening a touch...remember these are biscuits. Notice with this much sweet potato, no water is in this. It's about taste and texture. Try with sweets, then again with squash. That way you have a comparison. Sure you could add spices but then you get into breads and a different texture. Use honey or flavored butters.....I like them dripping in butter. 😁

You could always add spice to half the batch before rolling out and try them.
 

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Well, I did try a small batch with the squash. I only had 1 cup of squash, so adjusted the recipe. It was goopy, I added more flour. Still goopy, need more flour! Nope, still goopy, more flour! I wound up glopping the goopy dough into paper muffin cups and baked them. Not bad--if you are a horse, pig, chicken, dog or sheep. :lol: Squash as a substitute for sweet potatoes is not a good idea.
 

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Sheep treats!!! :lol:

Well I canned 13 pints of sweet potatoes yesterday. 2 canners...jar 14 was only 1/2 full so, rather than peel another tater, I added butter, sugar, cinnamon and zipped that jar into MW! Ate it! Yum. :) that stuff looks pretty canned. I'll use it after I use up rest of these.....pies, candied, just baked...love them.

It rained a little about 3 am, so things are wet...not heavy. I will work my stores today, then off for a week!!! Temps good all week so nice.

Latest -- @Baymule and @frustratedearthmother get ready!!! 7 FREE AGH pigs. 1 boar and 6 females. 1 to 1.5 y/o. Well, I have to decide and advise today. Are 75 miles out but.....all together now, that means 6 bred girls. :ep I mean, I know this, if together!! On the fence with this because...well, 7 can be 57 in fast order. Need to call some people fast -- who wants to partner???? :idunno:eek:. This may be a NO. :lol:


I'm fighting the urge of free meat!! Well, eventually can butcher.
 
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Was up at normal time but by the time I was getting DH off to and sitting down to drink my coffee the power went off. It was off for about 30 minutes. Very frosty outside. We went shopping yesterday and got a fryer for the turkey. Took the turkey out of the freezer... it's 16# not the 10-12 I had in my mind. I am hopeful that it it thaws by Thursday. I invited my Dad over and he's planning on coming.
 
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