Is it possible to still be full from Thanksgiving weeks later? With the copious amounts of food we consume on Thanksgiving I dare say a man could go a whole year without eating another thing besides that Thanksgiving feast and still live on. How many turkeys did you have at your meal? Don't count the human ones : ) We had 3 turkeys! So many turkeys! And at the end of the meal we barely had leftovers to spare! How the heck did that happen? I don't want to know!
The turkey fryer on fire!
1. plural also turkey : a large North American gallinaceous bird (Meleagris gallopavo) that is domesticated in most parts of the world
2. Failure, Flop; especially: a theatrical production that has failed
3. Three successive strikes in bowling
4. A stupid, foolish, or inept person
I am going to start using the word "Turkey" at least once a day...guess I will either be bowling a lot, or hanging out with some real goofy people. : )
Our pretty table!
One dish that we insist upon having at our Thanksgiving meal is sweet potato casserole. I am sure this is found on most tables for Thanksgiving, where it rightfully belongs. I decided to play around with my traditional recipe a little bit. I reduced the sugar, increased the streusal, and made homemade marshmallows to top it off. I have to admit, I loved it. The day after Thanksgiving it was the only thing I wanted to eat...well that, and this apple pie of course. : ) This will now be making an appearance at our Christmas feast as well!!
Marshmallows chilling out before being cut into chunks!
6 cups roasted sweet potatoes, mashed
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups chopped pecans
2 sticks melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
6 TBS Flour
I roast/bake my sweet potatoes because it helps them maintain their natural sugars. You can cook them anyway you like, but I prefer roasting them. I simply wash them, wrap them individually in tin foil. Stick them in a 375 degree oven and bake until tender - this all depends upon how thick the potatoes are so just check them every 10-15 minutes. Once baked - allow to cool for a few minutes, scoop out the flesh and mash.
Mix the cooked sweet potatoes, sugar, cream, eggs, and vanilla together until smooth. Place in a 13x9 baking pan and spread smooth.
In separate bowl mix together the topping ingredients until combined: pecans, melted butter, brown sugar, and flour. Sprinkle over sweet potatoes. Bake in 350 degree oven about 20-25 minutes. Top with homemade marshmallows and bake until marshmallows are melty and toasted - about 5 minutes.
Look Ma - I made marshmallows!
Lovely Thanksgiving plate : )
Make this casserole, listen to this song, and don't forget to prepare your heart for Jesus this Advent!