30 Days, 30 Gifts, 30 Winners
This Month of Giving has already been so much fun for us – and it is just Day #2! We really enjoy reading all of the great deeds you are posting here, and we look forward to an entire month of good deeds.
I read a passage last night, and thought you might all appreciate it : “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you”… John Bunyon
Continue to do your good work, and let us know here on the blog!
Family Recipe Box
With the holidays bearing down upon us, we are going to start passing on some recipes from our family recipe box. Coming from a large family, these favorites come from grandmothers, aunts, in-laws… the list goes on.
Everybody in our family always loved when Aunt Kathy would show up with her version of sweet potato casserole for our large Thanksgiving Dinners (I don’t recall a Thanksgiving when we had less than 25 family members, and usually we were closer to 30!). Not being a marshmallow fan, but LOVING anything sweet, this was the perfect alternative for the typical sweet potato & marshmallows that usually accompanies the great turkey dinners – and everybody in my family loved it. Now that we are all spread around the country, the one thing I know is that each of our families will be enjoying this dish on Thanksgiving!
Sweet Potato Casserole
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1 large can sweet potatoes, drained
¾ cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup pecans
With an electric mixer, mash the sweet potatoes.
Beat in the eggs and ½ of the melted butter, ½ of the brown sugar and the salt and cinnamon.
Pour into a 2 quart casserole dish.
Arrange nuts on the top and sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar and butter.
Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.