This is the first time I have ever made or eaten a Sweet Potato Pie....Well, as far as I know.....It tastes just like a pumpkin pie, my very favorite pie, so perhaps I have had it unknowingly. I wish I had known this a couple of years ago when COVID first hit and the stores were out of everything including pumpkin.
I was inspired to make this pie after reading The House on Harbor Hill......
This is the story of Delilah, a woman who was broken but strong enough to mend and her determination to help others who were broken to mend as well.
Delilah offers safe refuge to Tracey and her children and so the novel begins, switching between the breaking and healing of Delilah as a young black bride married to a rich white man in a time when, while marriage between races was no longer illegal but was not yet accepted and Tracey who found herself also stuck in an abusive relationship with a rich man.
It was an easy beach, or pool as the case may be, read and I enjoyed it. Delilah does not like to have an empty house and is thrilled when Tracey and her two young children move into the House on Harbor Hill with her. She loves spending time with the kids and one of the things she does with them is have them help her in making a Sweet Potato Pie.
I can't believe the summer and my pool time is winding down so quickly. I AM NOT READY!! In one week we are hosting the KLIK family reunion, first at a hall on Saturday and then at our house on Sunday for those guests still in from out of town.
We have been invited to Bob and Cathy's for dinner on Sunday. Monday we have a funeral to attend. Tuesday we have friends coming over for pooltime and dinner.
So I am keeping this week's menu, light and easy as we concentrate on preparing for the gathering next weekend.