Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thanksgiving sweet potatoes and a break

Thank you all for your emails and comments on my posts of late. I sometimes wonder why I blog - then I hear from you and I remember. You encourage me so much!!

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)

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?
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!


Bekah said...

Thanks for posting this recipe! I'll have to try it. I usually do something similar, but I have never tried adding eggs. It also tastes yummy with 2-3 cans of drained mandarin oranges stirred into the potatoes:) But I think I'll leave the oranges out when I try this with the eggs:)

Jen said...

I havent posted in awhile..but read you all the time. I have more to cook than you but for less so we are probably evened I love Thanksgiving though....I try and count my blessings and we always say what we are thankful for during dinner....I'm craving sweet potatoes now....i grew some in my garden and loved them.

Jill said...

Yum! I am going to try this for Thanksgiving. Thanks!

MrsMama said...

I've been making this ever since you posted it a few years back. Our family loves it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. :)

Shawntele said...

This recipe sounds wonderful, a new dish added to our Thanksgiving menu. Thank you.

Enid said...

I copy it monday, went and got everything monday night. And I am happy to say I am thankful for you wisdom to may of us and sharing small things like this recipe. The kids really love it and my husband love it too. I will go and get some!

PastormacsAnn said...

Made this again for Thanksgiving today. I was wonderful! Thanks again for the recipe Katherine

Jane Smith said...

Thank your for posting the recipe. I am still learning how to cook and bake everyday. I will try to do justice on your recipe. I hope it will turn out well. Thanks for sharing!

Keri said...

Hi there! I don't know if you even still receive comments from this blog, but I've been remiss all these years and I want to make things right. I have brought this sweet potato recipe to every family Thanksgiving since this 2008 post. Every year I receive rave reviews (as well as enjoying every single bite myself), and yet I've never bothered to thank you for it! So, without further ado...thank you!!! Your sweet potato dish is now a tradition that would be much missed at my family Thanksgiving table, and I'm ever so glad that you shared it with us way back when. I hope all is well with you and your clan. Maybe some day you'll delight all of us and return to blogging... ;-)

Keri Brown