It is that time again y’all. Thanksgiving. I just love the holidays, I love everything about the holidays… ok … maybe not … crowds and traffic … not so much. But family and food… yes.
We have this thing called “Tradition” . Everybody has some kind of tradition. Something that is passed down from one generation to the next, year after year. Mine is Sweet Potato Casserole. Over the years, with a little tweaking here and tweaking there, I do believe I have gotten it. (at least I hope I do). I have made it too runny … ok … soupy. I have even caught it on fire before ( Break out the fire extinguishers). I am telling ya, I have been cooking challenged, and that is the honest truth.
Every year I always ask everybody what they want me to bring for thanksgiving Dinner and they all say the Sweet Potato Casserole. I love making this casserole because I am one of those that loves taste testing, yep… by the time dinner is served.. I ain’t hungry. I do that with everything though, everything has a certain taste and I enjoy every step of the process, from smashing up the sweet potatoes to adding the vanilla. I tried using the sweet potatoes that were not canned but I found that canned sweet potatoes were better than my making them from scratch, they just taste better. Well, what more can be said about the sweet potato casserole.
Sweet Potato Casserole
2 40 oz. cans of sweet potatoes
1 20 oz. can of sweet potatoes
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons of Butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs beaten
2/3 cup brown sugar
1//3 cup of Orange juice
Preheat oven to 350*
- Place potatoes in large bowl, mash them really good, add the granulated and brown sugar, melted butter, orange juice, salt, vanilla. Beat with mixer until smooth, add eggs; beat well.
- Coat the baking dish with cooking spray, pour mixture into baking dish.
- Line the top of casserole with the marshmallows. Sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar, bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the marshmallows are golden brown.
(notes: some oven temperature varies so you may have to adjust this accordingly)