I’m thankful today for so many things….and just being with family is such a treat and blessing.
I could probably write a book on blessings, recognizing them and appreciating them.
Instead I’ll just record on this blog that I am thankful for so much.
I’m thankful, also, for YOU.
Yes, YOU.
Without YOU I would not be afforded the opportunity to write, this thing I love and have dreamed of since I was a little girl.
I wouldn’t have the guts to be creative when it seems kinda crazy.
I wouldn’t have gotten to meet so many incredible and talented women (and men) out there…and been blessed by that talent and kindness.
And I certainly wouldn’t have taken pictures of myself making Sweet Potato Casserole.
:-)
I realize it’s a little late for Thanksgiving, but hey, Christmas is right around the corner, right?
Ingredients: (this is for one serving and fyi, I usually double to make a deep dish 13 x 9.)
3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar (yes, 1 to 3 ratio :)
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Bake your sweet potatoes in the oven…lower temp, longer time is better.  I bake mine at 300 for 2 or 3 hours.  Southern Tip: If at all possible, sit your potatoes out in the sun a day or two before…this will bring out their natural sweetness.  Yes, it works! 

Ooh, I forgot to mention…poke holes in your potatoes…this is a good sign when the oozing begins. :-)

It’s best to mash or beat your potatoes while they’re still warm after removing them from the oven.  Beat them at medium speed for a few minutes until smooth.

Add your sugar first while the potatoes are still hot…it will blend much better.

Now’s the time to add the butter.  All 18 slices. 
:-)

This is usually where I get lazy and dump the rest of the ingredients in.  Beat it all on medium speed for a few minutes until light and fluffy.

Pour it up into your pan.  
Don’t judge the aluminum.
This casserole had to make it 5 hours in the car yesterday.
I waited to make my topping until we got here.
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup plain flour
1/3 cup melted butter
Be sure to mix the dry ingredients all together before adding the butter.

Pour your topping over your casserole, pop in the oven at 325 for 45-60 minutes.
Simple, yummy, and artery clogging.
he he
I’m playing….enjoy yourself for one day!
Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!







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