My brother Rick and sister-in-law Heather are hosting Thanksgiving for our families this year and all I have to bring is the sweet potato casserole! Here is the recipe that I use:
Sweet Potato Casserole
4 cups (3 lbs) sweet potatoes
1/2 stick butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk or 1 small can of evaporated milk
Peel and quarter sweet potatoes. Boil potatoes until tender, drain and mash. Add all of the above ingredients and mix together. Pour into a large, greased 8 x 10 pan.
Topping (I double this - trust me, you will want to too)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup flour
1/2 stick butter, melted
Mix topping ingredients together. With your hands, crumble mixture on top of the sweet potato mixture. Bake @ 350 degrees until topping is golden brown or about 25 minutes. You can make ahead and store in fridge until you are ready to bake it and then it usually is done between 30-45 minutes.
*edited to add that this recipe originally came from sweet Jen years ago... and it is now our family's favorite.
Oh dear little pecans, I do love you so.....
Are you making something for Thanksgiving? If you are, please share your recipe with us! I will be picturing each of you in your kitchens as I whip my dish together in mine.
And of course I will be counting EACH of you as one of the beautiful blessings in my life.
I am so INCREDIBLY thankful for you. I hope that you know that.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Be safe and know that you are loved.