Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Best Part of the Holidays? LEFTOVERS!

Up until last night we were still enjoying leftovers from out Thanksgiving dinner. In the spirit of giving (and thanking!) I thought I'd share our favorite dish that works for both Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts.

Sweet Potato Casserole

5-6 cups sweet potato, cubed
1/2 cup white sugar (I sometime use less sugar and it tastes just as fine)
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 cup evaporated milk (you can subsitute regular 2% milk)
1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 c cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 C). Boil sweet potatoes in a medium pot until tender, drain and mash.
In a large bowl, mix together sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla - add sweet potato mash and mix until smooth. Transfer into a 9x13 baking dish (or large casserole works well too)
In a medium bowl, mix the sugar and flour. Cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse (like crumble topping). Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle the mixture over the sweet potatoes.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the topping is nice and brown.

Total prep time: approx 30 minutes
Total cooking time: approx 30 minutes.
Makes enough for 12-14 servings

And most importantly, it tastes even better the second and third day.


Thomma Lyn said...

Oh, my. That sounds scrumptious. Thanks for posting that recipe *drool*. :-D

Leah Braemel said...

Well, gee, Wylie, NOW you put it up, now that my Thanksgiving dinner is over and the sweet potato is cooked? *grumbling*

Okay, saving this for next time I have sweet potatoes - which probably means Christmas. (or next week, LOL - hubby loves SP)

M. said...

Sounds like the kind of thing DH and I would like but i won't make because my kids are of the sort who want their food 'pure' - not mixed with or even touching another type of food on their plate, lest they cross-contaminate. *sigh*

Your works in progress sidebar section is looking good, Wylie. Nice productivity.

Wylie Kinson said...

Hiya TL -- bet it goes great with rattle snake suprise!! :)

Leah - I know, sorry!! But the truth is, I couldn't find it and had to tear my house apart last sunday morning to find the blasted card. It's a great edition to the Christmas table too!!

M. - only me and hubby eat it (kids like yours, I'm afraid) but again, the leftovers are better than the original serving date so hubby and I eat the rest during the week.

Wylie Kinson said...

PS ... M - I didn't know anyone even looked at my sidebar!! LOL But yes, the lastest WIP is rolling along quite nicely. Hope to have it complete by the end of the month (fingers crossed)