Saturday, December 12, 2009

The 25 Days of Christmas Day 12: Use Traditional Colors Dramatically Complimented by ‘Ol No. 7 Yams Recipe

Photo courtesy of Roberta Martin Interiors
Designed by Concepts by Nancy and Leonard

Merry Christmas Friends,

It's our pleasure to continue the 25 Days of Christmas feature for you, our good friends. December 1st through December 25th you can visit our blog for helpful, money-saving ideas to decorate your space for the holidays. It's just a little something to show our appreciation for your continued support of Interior Design eBlog.

For many, the winter holidays are an invitation to decorate with abandon — even if all other elements (party planning, seasonal events, the family meal) are kept simple. Here, a tree, mantel and cocktail table display seasonal finery: rich red amaryllis accompanied by elegant golds and greens. Keep meals and traditions simple but decorate dramatically.

Enjoy and share this ‘Ol No. 7 Yams recipe courtesy of Paula Deen.

1 long strip orange peel
1/3 cup No 7 Jack Daniels Bourbon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 3 to 4 inch cinnamon stick
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup brown sugar
3 cups water
4 large sweet potatoes

Wash and dry sweet potatoes and bake at 400 degrees for one hour, until potatoes are soft to the touch. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly then remove skin from potatoes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. While the potatoes are baking, combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes until sauce is slightly thickened. Slice the potatoes 1/2-inch thick into a medium casserole dish. Pour syrup over them and return to the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes.

Tip: To make this dish faster, bake potatoes the night before, leave skin on and throw in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 min
Difficulty: Easy

Check back for more holiday ideas and enjoy dramatic decorating with family and friends.

Wishing you all the timeless treasures of the season; the warmth of home, the love of family and the company of good friends.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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