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Sweet Potato Pie in the Tiny Russian Village…

Christmas Eve and Christmas day was sweet potato pie days. Svetochka brought some sweet potatoes from Moscow and I turned them into a holiday treat. This has become a holiday favorite for us and she made sure that I had the main ingredient…

Pumpkin pie would be just as good, but a pumpkin is too big for her to haul from Moscow and it is hard to find this time of the year in the tiny villages. Sweet potatoes are a great substitute for pumpkin and when I am done, Svetochka cannot tell the difference… (I picked up whip cream at the local market! Had spices from last year when I made the same…)

The little oven we have works great and we enjoyed a traditional western holiday treat. I would imagine that we possibly were the only ones in all of Russia to eat Sweet Potato pie!

Boza waited patiently for his Christmas meals as Svetochka did also. Except Boza waited in the middle of the floor. Boza has treats to munch on and he guards them to keep bear (me) from getting them. 😉

Poor Boza thought he was in trouble as Svetochka took his picture with a white snow beard! But he soon realized that mommy was just doing what she does best and taking pictures of anything of interest…

It was a fantastic Christmas and being in Russia, we have the Russian New Year coming. I will spend it with Vova at his village home and Svetochka will spend the New Year with her mother…

With the weather we are having, it looks like it may just be Vova and I bringing in the New Year…

Got to walk the doggy, it is snowing like crazy and the wind is blowing to beat the band! (30 kph right now and the snow is drifting!)

Have a great day…

WtR

Sweet Potato Pie… (Recipe)

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