I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving!!! I know I've been delinquent in writing about our eating, I'm sorry. We had out of town company for a few days around Thanksgiving, then I just got busy.
I won't tell you about the entire dinner, but I do want to share a couple of my favorite recipes. The first is sweet potato casserole.
I don't have a link to give you to this recipe because it is from First Magazine about TWENTY years ago!!!! Their website is http://myfirstforwomen.com/
Sweet Potato Casserole, serves 8
4 lbs. sweet potatoes or yams
12 tbsp. butter
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
Butter a 2 qt. baking dish. Peel and quarter potatoes. Cover potatoes with water and bring to a boil in a large pot of salted water. Cook until tender (15 min.). Drain and mash. Melt 4 tbs. butter in the hot pot. Stir in potatoes, eggs, cinnamon, and mix well. Place in prepared baking dish. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt remaining 8 tbsp. butter. Combine flour, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Stir in butter. Add pecans and mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over potatoes. Bake until golden brown, 30-35 min.
This recipe is soooo good!!! One year I made a different, and quite excellent recipe and everyone threw a fit!! It didn't have the pecan topping!!!! I make this in a 9 x 13 Pyrex baking dish so that it's "flatter" otherwise the topping is too thick and not everyone gets some because the potatoes under the topping are also too thick. I make 1 1/5 times what's called for because I'm always cooking for about 14 on Thanksgiving.
More recipes to come .....