I can’t believe how fast November is flying by! I know Thanksgiving will look a little different this year because we wont be gathering with extended family and friends because of Covid-19. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a virtual Thanksgiving this year, make something special and sweet for your home, and share the recipe with all your friends.
This simple and easy Sweet Potato Casserole will have you wanting to skip the turkey and stuffing (I do this every year, haha). The recipe takes about 45 minutes and you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. It’s also a great alternative if you’d rather skip the pies altogether.
Sweet Potato Casserole
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- For the sweet potatoes: Add 1 3/4 pounds peeled and cubed sweet potatoes to a large pot of salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower the heat to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are very tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and cool. Mash the sweet potatoes.
- For the filling: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 2-quart baking dish.
- Whisk together the butter, mashed sweet potatoes, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, salt and eggs in a large bowl. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
- For the topping: Combine the flour, brown sugar, butter and salt in a medium bowl until moist and the mixture clumps together. Stir in the pecans. Spread the mixture over the top of the sweet potatoes in an even layer. Bake until mostly set in the center and golden on top, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve hot.
(Recipe from @foodnetwork )
You might not be able to celebrate Friendsgiving or have all of your loved ones under one roof this year; but that doesn’t mean you can’t surprise them with a little treat. Yes, it sucks to skip your favorite holiday traditions, but start a new tradition. For example, bake something sweet and drop it off on their doorsteps with a sweet note.
Yes, there’s so much going on right now but there’s a lot to be thankful for. I’m so thankful I still have a job, a roof over my head, my family is healthy, for my loving husband, ALL the Healthcare providers fighting this virus head on, and all the essential workers that haven’t stopped making our lives a little easier. THANK YOU!
Thanks for stopping by, God bless you!
- Xo, B!