Where is time going???? Next week is Thanksgiving!
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Are you hosting this year? Or do you have to bring a dish to wherever you are having Thanksgiving? What is your favorite thing to make?
I know you don’t exactly know me as a recipe blogger, but guess what? My kids do actually have to eat. A lot. I don’t know where they put it all.
So, I thought I would share my absolute favorite Thanksgiving side.
As you might know, I’m a Yankee married to a Southerner and living in the South. For some reason, no one around here believes that a Yankee can have the best sweet potato casserole recipe EVER, but I do! And after everyone tasted this, they believed me. I think it’s actually good enough to earn me honorary Southerner status.
Now, I didn’t make up this recipe. But, it’s just scribbled on a recipe card in my recipe box and I can’t remember where I found it. But, trust me, this is the best recipe! It is almost sweet enough to count as dessert…but you can count it as a side and STILL get to have dessert.
3 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes(I don’t really measure, I think I used 4 sweet potatoes)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup evaporated milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
I bake my sweet potatoes the day before Thanksgiving- wrap in foil, bake at 325 for about 3 hours or until they are soft. You might want to put another sheet of foil below them for easy clean up.
Mix together sweet potatoes, white sugar, 1/2 cup butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Spread into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Mix together 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine, pecans, brown sugar, and flour. Spoon on top of sweet potato mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
There is never any left. Let me know if you try it!
Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving side recipe?