We are excited to get to see both sides of our family this year for Thanksgiving. There will be something like 32 of us at my sister's house on Thanksgiving Day, and quite a few at my brother-in-law's this weekend. I always volunteer to bring the mashed potatoes (no one else wants to peel that many, I suppose) and to make my favorite sweet potato casserole. This way I get to eat "pie" (that's what it tastes like) without having to wait for dessert, and I never have to be responsible for the turkey being dry.
I've posted it before, but it's worthy of a reprint.
Sweet Potato Pecan Crunch Casserole (also great with walnuts)I'm thinking I'll be taking a break from posting for a few days, but I'll be around. I'd love to hear from you!
With mixer, whip together (like mashed potatoes) and pour into greased 9X13" pan:
4-6 medium yams, boiled, peeled and still warm (I like the sweet potato mixture to be a little deeper so I use 6)
1/4 c. butter (1/2 stick)
1/2 c. honey or brown sugar (I use honey)
3 eggs (4 if you use 6 yams)
Cut together and sprinkle over sweet potatoes:
1 stick (1/2 c.) butter
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. flour
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. nuts
Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes.
I like this recipe because you really can't mess it up. I've doubled it, tripled it, left out ingredients, and it still comes out. Who needs stress on holidays?