About Cold and Hot Nights, Sweet Potato and Casseroles

Philippines
November 25, 2016 11:53pm CST
It was cold last night because of the rain, so I did not turn on the electric fan. Sometimes, if it wasn't cold when I went to bed, but gets chilly around 4am, I find myself waking up to switch it off. Do you bother to get up to turn on or off the fan, A/C, or heater when it gets too hot or too cold during the night? Or are you a deep sleeper who can sleep through temperature changes? I like reading about holidays in other countries and just looked up images of sweet potato casserole on Google. We call sweet potato kamote. It's usually eaten as snack or dessert, by boiling and peeling, or sliced and fried with or without brown sugar. Meanwhile, casserole sounds like kaserola in our language, which can refer to a sauce pan or soup pot. From the pictures I've seen online, it seems that sweet potato casserole is a baked dish and more like a snack or dessert than the main meal? Is it different from sweet potato pie? Do other countries also make or bake sweet potato casserole or sweet potato pie?
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@LadyDuck (152581)
• Switzerland
26 Nov 16
We have a heating furnace that is set on automatic, if the temperature goes behind the temperature we set, it automatically turns on. We do not need air conditioning, the summers are never too hot, at most I ran an electric fan during the summer nights. I have no hints for the sweet potato pie, we do not like sweet potatoes.
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• Philippines
26 Nov 16
if i lived in a country with four seasons, i would love having that. our windows are always open and we have fans everywhere. i guess you mean you and your husband don't like sweet potato? but other italians do eat it and it also grows in italy?
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@LadyDuck (152581)
• Switzerland
26 Nov 16
@hereandthere Italians (and also Swiss) do not like Swiss potatoes. They grew them a couple of years ago in both countries but they stopped because people do not like them.
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• Philippines
26 Nov 16
@LadyDuck i see. it reminds me of broccoli. i always buy it even if it's expensive, yet i know there are people in other countries that don't like it.
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• United States
28 Nov 16
i don't change the thermostat here, the hubs wigs out when i do such. i prefer cooler temps when slumber comes. if'n 'tis too warm, i'm schuckin' quilts. if'n 'tis too chilly, i'm tossin' 'em back'n. sweet potato casserole 'tis a side dish. i'd rather sweet tater fries...with parm :)
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• Philippines
2 Dec 16
wouldn't it be great if our bodies and minds shut down and just sleep through the night? sweet potato fries with parmesan would be sweet and salty, right?
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• United States
3 Dec 16
@hereandthere oh such'd be a blessin'! if'n my body cooperates e'en the slightest, the mind decides 'ts gonna fix all the ills'n the world, lol. yer correct, sweet 'n salty with that parm cheese 'punch'. e'en the pup loves 'em :)
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• Philippines
3 Dec 16
@crazyhorseladycx i didn't know dogs can eat cheese. parmesan is yummy but expensive here because it's imported.
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@JustBhem (32885)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Nov 16
It was raining last night until 5am I guess. Then at the moment, it will rain again later. A hot soup will make the cold atmosphere a bit well.
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• Philippines
26 Nov 16
it doesn't stay cold for long here. i just realized i don't seek hot soup when it's cold.
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@JustBhem (32885)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Nov 16
@hereandthere I see. How about hot coffee or hot choco?
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• Philippines
26 Nov 16
@JustBhem coffee maybe, but then i drink coffee every day regardless of the weather.
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@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
28 Nov 16
I would wake up when it gets too hot while i am sleeping . But now that it's cold at night , i have my electric fan at the foot of our bed rotating slowly , while hubby likes it slow but steady still because he said there seem to be mosquitoes , when i can't feel or see any .
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• Philippines
28 Nov 16
oh, yes, i remember you each have your own electric fans. when there's a brownout and the electricity comes back during the night, i will notice if the lights came back and wake up to switch off everything that was left on.
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@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
28 Nov 16
@hereandthere I am like you too . Besides , i can easily be awakened when there is light , so i have my night mask when i go to sleep . Hubby jokes that i am batwoman at night .
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• Philippines
28 Nov 16
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@moffittjc (42215)
• Gainesville, Florida
29 Nov 16
I always sleep with a fan on, no matter how hot or cold it is. The sound of the fan is always soothing and helps me fall asleep. Also, I am a very light sleeper, and the slightest noise will wake me up, so the gentle hum of the fan helps drown out any other noises that might wake me up.
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• Philippines
1 Dec 16
i think it's called white noise. i'm easily awakened, too, by light, noise and movement, temperature changes and my bladder!
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@moffittjc (42215)
• Gainesville, Florida
2 Dec 16
@hereandthere I'm the exact same way! Any changes in light, any movement, and sound whatsoever will wake me up! And yes, even temperature changes! I always get upset when my bladder wakes me up about 45 minutes to an hour before my alarm clock goes off, because I have trouble falling back asleep once I wake up.
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@DianneN (76154)
• United States
26 Nov 16
Our furnace and air conditioning systems are all set to keep the temperatures on a certain level and temperature. I only eat sweet potato casseroles at Thanksgiving and baked sweet potatoes the rest of the year as part of the main course.
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• Philippines
27 Nov 16
it would be nice to live in a temperature controlled environment, but then, i'm used to having the windows open.
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@DianneN (76154)
• United States
28 Nov 16
@hereandthere We open them when it is temperate outside, not too hot or too cold. We love nights like that!
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• United States
26 Nov 16
Oh I don't. I just sleep through the night. :)
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• Philippines
26 Nov 16
i tend to be woken up by light, noise, movement or change in temperature.
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• United States
26 Nov 16
@hereandthere Ohh I have black out curtains :)
@AmbiePam (48681)
• United States
26 Nov 16
Sweet potato casserole (dessert or side dish) usually has marshmallows on it although sweet potato pie could too. But I usually don't see it on the pie. I just bake a sweet potato by itself. I don't need anything on it for it to taste good, but a little brown sugar on top of it tastes good as well.
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• Philippines
26 Nov 16
i did notice the white balls on top and thought they must be marshmallows. i've heard of canned pumpkin. do you have canned sweet potato, too? here when we boil a potato, then peel and slice it, we can sprinkle it with sugar and/or butter.
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@AmbiePam (48681)
• United States
26 Nov 16
@hereandthere Probably, but I haven't seen it.
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@jstory07 (66168)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Nov 16
I leave mine on one setting and do not touch it.
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• Philippines
2 Dec 16
i would love to be a deep sleeper so i can ignore temperature changes.
@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 16
I can handle some temp change, but too much either way bothers me. this time of the year the heat is set to a temp, and if the temp drops too much, it kicks the heat on
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• Philippines
29 Nov 16
i would love something like that if i moved to a country with four seasons. we have fans all around the house and the windows are always open.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
28 Nov 16
I like to bake my casserole dish with boil sweet potato, macaroni, cheese , tomatoes and milk. It a whole nutritional meal.
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• Philippines
29 Nov 16
i would love a taste of that. how long does it take to bake?
@marlina (72820)
• Canada
28 Nov 16
I do get up to play with the buttons.
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• Philippines
28 Nov 16
it would be nice if they adjust by themselves automatically so you can sleep until morning.
• Philippines
28 Nov 16
Any dishes or desserts that has anything to do with the sweet potato, is fine by me.
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• Philippines
28 Nov 16
i like sweet potato in ginataang bilo-bilo.
@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
27 Nov 16
I would wake up to turn it on or off to avoid getting sick
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• Philippines
2 Dec 16
when i have my massage, the therapist would ask me if i have the fan on my back when i sleep.
@crossbones27 (19233)
• Redlands, California
26 Nov 16
I guess it just depends how hot or cold it gets. If it is bothering me. I will definitely wake up and get up.
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• Philippines
26 Nov 16
i envy people who can sleep through the night.
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@silvermist (20107)
• India
26 Nov 16
@hereandthere Sometimes I do get up if it is too cold.But I do not switch the fan off completely. As for sweet potato I just steam and peel it and eat.I do not add anything.I love sweet potato.
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• Philippines
26 Nov 16
i wish i could ignore it, but my body wakes me up! yes, it's sweet on its own. does your sweet potato also comes in three colors?
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
26 Nov 16
It was really cold last night. I woke up around 4AM and I have to prepare hot water for my bath because it so cold.
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• Philippines
26 Nov 16
it was welcome change because sometimes, even when it rains here, it's back to hot and humid soon after it stops.
@rina110383 (24135)
26 Nov 16
I turn it off when I'm sick.
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• Philippines
26 Nov 16
yeah, that, too. like when you have the flu and have to keep warm.
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@jaboUK (53539)
• United Kingdom
27 Nov 16
We don't have either AC or heating on at night. We have an extra blanket handy if it turns really cold in the night. I've never tried sweet potato in any form.
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@magallon (17937)
• Philippines
26 Nov 16
I love boiled sweet potatoes with butter... I also get up from bed just to turn off the electric fan if it is too cold.
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