especially with the trains
then on the 19th, jeremy and i went to an auburn game. it was a very long day and by the time we got home we had been awake for 24 hours. we had tons of fun and got completely soaked. we got oscar a tshirt and a shaker - he loved the shaker.
after seeing everything on foot, we took a ride on the train to cool off a bit. oscar REALLY wanted to ride the carousel, but i hadn't bought him a ticket for it. luckily he forgot about it once we got on the train.
after that we stopped in the gift shop and got a wooden train whistle for oscar. we also picked up a postcard to mail to gramma and grandpa and squished a few pennies. we got a squished penny album for us to keep all our pennies in (so far just the zoo and the fort). oscar told me what to write on the postcard and drew a picture for gramma and grandpa. he also picked out which stamp to put on it (homer simpson) and put it in the mailbox!
Sweet Potato Bread
-missy's made up recipe-
1/2 C. white sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. oil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/8 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbs. milk
1 1/2 C. flour
1/4 C. oats
1 C. cooked, mashed sweet potato
1/2 C. pecans
1/2 C. golden raisins
handful regular raisins
1. combine sugar and oil. stir.
2. add eggs. stir.
3. add next 9 ingredients. stir between each one.
4. add flour. stir.
5. add oats, sweet potato, pecans and raisins. stir.
6. dump in greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees until done.
this recipe is too big to fit in my loaf pan (which i guess is 8ish x 4ish). i can either make a loaf and some mini muffins or two gimpy loaves. this is why i didn't put a length of time to cook it for, it depends on how you divide it.
i first tried this with more spices - more like pumpkin bread - but i think it was too much for sweet potatoes.. it lost its sweet potatoey carroty goodness.. i guess try it and adjust according to your liking.
i also took lindsay's suggestion and tried bread flour instead of all purpose and it is great.
and of course decorate the top with sugar in the raw and a cute design made from pecans and raisins.