Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Walnut Acre Daily - Spiced Sweet Potato Bread and More

Words to Live By

Luke 1:68-70

Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has come to His people and redeemed them. He has raised up a horn of salvation  for us in the house of His servant David (as He said through His holy priests of long ago)

Homeschool Fun

This morning the Damien, Lauren and Michael watched Story of John the Baptist and Pretty Angel to go along with our Jesse Tree readings. They also watched Letter G Song and Numbers Help Me Count. Our worksheets came from
Coloring Pages for Kids (G coloring page),
We also reviewed the -ag word family.

Austin and Amanda studied Prime Numbers in math and the body's Circulatory System in Science.

Books We Enjoyed Today

I read the first three books with the little kids (Michael, Lauren and Damien) for storytime. The next two are the books I read with CJ  before bedtime. The last book is the one I am reading myself.

In the Kitchen

We had oatmeal and fruit for breakfast this morning, leftovers from the last couple days for lunch and Amanda fixed Hamburger Helper Stroganoff, corn and fruit for dinner.

Amanda also made two loaves of Spiced Sweet Potato Bread this morning and we had some for snack this afternoon.

Spiced Sweet Potato Bread

2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.

In mixing bowl combine sugar, oil and eggs. Beat until smooth. Add water and beat until well blended. Stir in pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice,  cinnamon, and cloves. 

Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and blend just until well mixed. 

Pour batter into loaf pans and bake in preheated oven until toothpick comes out clean, about 1 hour. 

Outdoor Fun

The kids played outside for about a half hour this morning. I had thought I would let them go back out this afternoon but the temperature started dropping and the wind picked up so I decided to keep them in.

Just For Fun

They didn't get to go outside and play this afternoon but they sure did have fun playing with playdough. 

I don't know how Amanda managed to cook dinner with this menagerie under her feet!

Daily Quote

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. ~ Oswald Chambers

Daily Deals


  1. Looks like a perfect day. Merry Christmas!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop!
    Debi @ adornedfromabove.com
    Angie @ godsgrowinggarden.com

  3. Hi Rose,
    This looks like a delicious bread! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. These breads look amazing. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned from Above's Blog Hop. The weeks party is live, and I would love to have you share any of your posts. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above