Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bonus side dishes, recipe #10+

Don’t tell anyone, but I’m giving you two side dishes in this post. And you’ll love them both, I promise!autumnfamilyfriends First… Warm Cinnamon Pineapple.

Start with a whole pineapple. Cut off the top and bottom, and then slice off the skin.
pineapple skin sm Mix together 2 cups of sugar (I used Splenda) and 1/4 cup cinnamon.cinnamon sugar sm Roll the naked pineapple around in the cinnamon sugar until he is nice and sticky. (I had a bunch of leftover cinnamon sugar. Next time I would only make up half the amount.)
naked pineapple sm
Wrap the pineapple in aluminum foil, put it on a baking sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

When it is warmed through, take him out of the aluminum foil, stand him upright, and slice vertically around the core. Throw out the core, slice the pineapple thinly, and serve warm.cooked pineapple smTrust me, you will love this!!

Second, Grandma’s Buttery Mashed Potatoes. Because no Autumn meal is complete without mashed potatoes!

Peel, cube, cook, and drain 6-8 potatoes. cooked potatoes sm
Add 1/2 cup butter, and 1 cup evaporated milk.

Beat everything to a pulp.butter and milk sm
I didn’t pay attention, and added a whole can of evaporated milk, instead of just 1 cup. So things got a little runny. Lucky for me, I had some instant mashed potato flakes in the pantry. I added some of these, and things perked right up.

mashed smOf course, I could have boiled some more potatoes to correct the runny problem. But I wasn’t feeling that patient.

Seriously? Some of the best mashed potatoes I have ever tasted!

Special thanks to Gooseberry Patch for providing me with this great cookbook to try and to share with you. If you would like to see other great recipes, check out

Printable recipe cards:cinnamon pineapple recipe card mashed potatoes recipe card

Next up? A giveaway! I have a copy of Autumn with Family & Friends to giveaway to one lucky reader! Get ready…  It’s coming next week!

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  1. can't wait to try the pineapple sounds really good!

  2. Oh my, the Cinnamon Pineapple sounds heavenly!!! Cannot wait to try it.


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