I'm excited to be linking up again today with Meghan and Co., and I'm even more excited to share with you my favorite Thanksgiving recipe.
This recipe has been my favorite since I could eat Thanksgiving. It's my Grandma's sweet potato casserole recipe, and while we've always eaten it with Thanksgiving dinner, I remember first seeing the recipe when I got older and wondering why it hadn't become dessert. But nevertheless, it is my favorite favorite favorite part of Thanksgiving, and without it there wouldn't be Thanksgiving for me.
Thanks mom for sending it to me!
Sweet Potato Casserole
3 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
2 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp. Vanilla
1/3 cup milk
Mix together and put into baking dish (you'll need a 9"x13")
1 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup butter (slightly melted)
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1 cup chopped pecans (if desired)
Mix and sprinkle on top of potatoes
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes
The last step that isn't mentioned is to restrain yourself from eating the entire casserole in one sitting. It's hard.
I don't have a picture, but I'll take one this year and share it with you!
My mom is making it this Thanksgiving, because Grandma isn't coming up to Tennessee this year (I don't think. I'm going to have to ask mom). She'll probably make it more Christmas, though, because she knows how much I love it.
And if you don't like to eat dessert with your meal, try out mashed cauliflower. I made it a few months ago and realized that my life had changed because of that discovery (only a small exaggeration). They're creamier and even more delicious than mashed potatoes.
Can't wait to see your favorites!