Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sweet Potato Biscuit and Letting Go

I’m not sure there is anything harder than coming to the realization that no matter what you do you can’t save someone from themselves.  I firmly believe that family, friends and loved ones should be loved unconditionally…up to a point.  I do have a condition when it comes to watching someone destroy themselves.  It is just hard to know what that line really is and when is the right time to be the better friend by walking away from the situation.   All you can really do is hope that one day they will truly want to change.  The joy and pride in seeing someone you care about finally figure out that they are the only person in charge of their own happiness is immeasurable.  It just can be difficult when you can’t help them see what you already know to be true. 

On a lighter note, this morning we had sweet potato biscuits.  I highly recommend trying it!

Paula Deen’s Sweet Potato Biscuits

1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
2 heaping tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes
¼ cup softened butter
2 to 4 tablespoons milk (depending on the moisture of the potatoes)

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  In a separate, large bowl, mix the sweet potatoes and butter.  Add the flour mixture to the potato mixture and mix to make a soft dough.  Then add milk a tablespoon at a time to mixture and continue to cut in.  Turn the dough out onto a floured board and toss lightly until the outside of the dough looks smooth.  Roll the dough out to ½ inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter.  Place the biscuits on a greased pan and coat tops with melted butter.  Bake for about 15 minutes.  (Watch your oven:  if the biscuits are browning too fast, lower the temperature.)

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