Thanksgiving is a great time of year, no doubt. For those of us who are in charge or are being hosts, it can get a little stressful and overwhelming. This series is 14 days to an easy Thanksgiving and it will walk you through the 14 days before Thanksgiving and what you can do to get ready each day, just a little project or task that will make your Thanksgiving day EASY! Most of the things are great family time ideas and things your kids can help with too!
DAY 13 – POTATOES, YAMS, STUFFING, PIE FILLING, TURKEY
Let’s get even more baking and food prep out of the way today so that there is not so much to do on Thanksgiving morning! Today you can put together your mashed potato casserole or sweet potato casserole and then keep them in the fridge. Just take them out and bake them before serving. Make your stuffing with your dried out bread. If you are making Pumpkin or Pecan pies, you can make that filling today. Everything will need to be refrigerated. If you brine your Turkey, you can do that today too! Be sure to keep your turkey under 40 degrees. If you don’t brine your Turkey, you can just rub it with seasonings and let it sit uncovered in the fridge overnight.
Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
- 5 sweet potatoes (or 2 large cans)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons light cream
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Miniature Marshmallows (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- Bake sweet potatoes 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until they begin to soften. Cool slightly, peel, and mash.
- In a large bowl, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, salt, 1/4 cup butter, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sugar, and heavy cream. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup butter, flour, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Mix with a pastry blender or your fingers to the consistency of course meal. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture. You can also top with miniature marshmallows.
- Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until topping is crisp and lightly browned.
Thanks to Heather for this Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
What is your favorite way to have Sweet Potatoes on Thanksgiving?
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