Monday, November 21, 2011

Thankful {Thanksgiving recipe}

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.

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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
 Layer 1:
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!

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Jules said...

The sweet potato casserole sounds really good. I've never had anything like that before. I always like a little sweet with the savory, so this would be great.

Mashed cauliflower is really good. I've had it before and love it.

Caroline said...

Oh yum! My mouth is watering!

Courtney said...

that looks AMAZING! :) I want to make it!

Vanessa said...

Mashed cauliflower? I feel like I need to try this asap. As a girl who LOVES her mashed potatoes, I need to taste them to see if they are life changing for me too!

Meghan said...

Ok, I cannot take all of these amazing recipes! I really need it to be Thursday!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I have never made sweet potato casserole before, but I am thinking that I definitely need to make it this year. xo

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