Sunday, September 13, 2009

Simple Sunday - Good Food

~ thankful for good food to eat...this weekend, we enjoyed a visit from our friends Steve and Claire from Hampton Roads; and at one point, I was telling Claire how glad I am that I'm not a cow (that has to eat the same old grass and grain all the time) or a car (that only gets filled up with one thing: gasoline)...instead, we have such a variety of foods to eat...the numerous ways that we can combine ingredients to produce different tastes is a delight to me; and even if I cooked a different food every day for a year (or two or three or ten), I still wouldn't exhaust all the food that I enjoyed making--and eating!--this weekend is this delicious sweet potato casserole, a recipe that I got from the first cook I ever loved: my mother :)

Sweet Potato Casserole

Note: The amounts given first are for a 9 x 13 dish, and the amounts in parentheses are for a 10 x 15 dish. I always make the larger amount because, for something this good, more is better! :)

2 (3) cans sweet potatoes (cans are 1 lb, 13 oz size)
1/4 (1/2) c. butter
1/2 (3/4) c. brown sugar
2 (3) eggs
1 (2) tsp. vanilla

Beat all ingredients until fluffy. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 (or 10 x 15) dish.

1/2 (3/4) c. brown sugar
1/2 (3/4) c. flour
1/4 (1/2) c. butter
1 (1 & 1/2) c. nuts (I used pecans)

Mix topping ingredients until crumbly. Crumble over potatoes, and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until done.


Julie said...

Hey! This is almost my sweet potato recipe, and it's the BEST!!! However, a strange thing about me is that I have to bake my sweet potatoes rather than get them from a can. So that's always a part of making this. And usually it's on Thanksgiving but sometimes for other special occasions. Anything with all of that butter and sugar is bound to taste like candy ;-) Just had to share...

Margie said...

Wow, this looks great! Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to try it this fall.

Marie said...

This looks Amazing Davene, I will have to try it ;)

Stacey said...

I am definitely making this and soon! Thanks Davene!!! Love and hugs to my new friend :0)