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Conscience is something, in a sense, apart from man. It has been put in him by God; it is a reminder of the voice of God within him, an inward monitor, and a man cannot really manipulate his conscience. He can go against it, but that is not manipulating it. It is possible, as this Apostle says again in writing to Timothy, for the conscience to be seared “with a hot iron”. But nevertheless it is true to say that the conscience is an independent witness.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones (God’s Sovereign Purpose)

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Recipe Round-up: Side Dishes

recipe%20round%20up.JPGThis month's Recipe Round up is taking place at The Accidental Pastor's Wife; theme:  Side dishes.

I don't think one can ever have too many side dish recipes, so I'm really looking forward to collecting some new recipes in this category.

A while back I posted the recipe for one of my favorite holiday side dishes, my mother's famous Scalloped Cabbage. Most people love it even if they think they don't like cabbage.

Continuing with the family recipes, here's another one. this time from my sister-in-law, Susan.

Mock Pierogies:

1 box of jumbo shells, cooked and cooled 8-10 med.-lg. potaoes, peeled, cubed, and cooked as you would for mashed

1 jar Cheese Whiz

Mash potatoes with Cheese Whiz; chill mixture in frig.

Fill shells with cheese/potato mixture

Put filled shells in buttered 13x9 pan.   Top with lg. onion, sliced and sauteed in butter.   Sprinkle lightly with bread crumbs.   Bake at 350 for 20-30 min., or till heated through (I usually bake mine covered until the last few minutes) .

Here's own of my own: 

Sweet Potato Rounds: 

Scrub one large sweet potato and remove spots and eyes but leave skin.

Slice thinly and place in mixing bowl.

Heat about 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil and add 4 or 5 whole, peeled cloves of garlic. "Fry" the garlic in the hot oil until browned on all sides. Fish out the browned garlic and discard (or spread on a cracker for a snack while you're waiting for supper to cook!)

Toss the sweet potato rounds in the hot oil, then place on a foil covered sheet pan (single layer) and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes @ 350 degrees. Remove foil and return to oven for another 15-20 minutes or until browned.

The sweet potato meat is creamy and melts in your mouth. Really good with pork tenderloin.

You could also slice up a couple of red potatoes and roast together with the sweet potatoes. 

Reader Comments (2)

You're making me hungry! I've never made pirogies, but your recipe seems an easy way to try. And I love sweet potatoes, but never had them with garlic. Sounds delicious!

Is your beautiful new header a picture of your yard? If it is, what a great gardener you are!

Yes, that's a picture from last spring. I have a little spot in my yard that is very pretty in the springtime. I've been longing for that spot to come alive, so I decided it would make a good banner while I wait!

March 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrosemary

Kim, both these recipes sound WONDERFUL! I had no idea it was time for Recipe Round-Up, but I'm sure I have a few to offer in this category.

I could use some ideas this week--I'm hosting Sunday dinner with a few other families so we'll need LOTS of sides :).

March 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

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