Monday, March 28, 2016

sweet potato casserole

I make this sweet potato casserole twice a year...on Thanksgiving and on Easter. It's rich and sweet and probably could be used as a dessert.
I treat it as a vegetable dish though. At least we are getting some vitamins from the sweet potatoes along with the sugar and butter!

Sweet Potato Casserole
3 or 4 medium sized sweet potatoes
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter softened
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Peel and dice the sweet potatoes and cook until tender and mashable. You can used the canned yams if you'd like. Either way, you need between 3 and 4 cups mashed sweet potatoes.

I just put the drained, cooked sweet potatoes in my stand mixer to mash them.
Add melted butter, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and milk. Mix well

Pour this mixture in a greased casserole dish (about 8"x 11").

In a separate bowl combine Flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar. Criss-crossing two knives, cut in the softened butter until mixture is crumbly.

Add the chopped pecans...

Spoon this evenly over the sweet potato layer

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.  (This photo is before baking.)

We had this for our Easter Sunday dinner, along with Honey Baked Ham and Turkey with Kings Hawaiian Rolls and swiss and smoked provolone cheeses, cole slaw, deviled eggs, and cheesy broccoli rice casserole.

Actually, I had made roasted asparagus too, but forgot to get it out of the microwave after I popped it in there to reheat it just before we sat down to eat.  Lonnie found it in there after dinner when he was reheating some coffee...sheesh! At least it wasn't left in there overnight!

After dinner, my family had to search the yard for their Easter baskets that I had hidden.
And they're off....!

impossible to photograph the elusive Sasquatch - but he was there too

Lemon Bars were for dessert - and Easter candy!

At least, forgetting the asparagus wasn't as bad as what happened last year on Easter Sunday...a whole frosted carrot cake slipped out of my hands as I was putting it in the fridge and landed upside down in the floor!   I didn't even try to salvage it.

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