My Easy Sweet Potato Casserole recipe is giving me life right now.
When I was younger Thanksgiving was my favorite holiday. Well, it was my secretive favorite holiday. As a kid, your favorite holiday was Christmas hands down just because of all the toys. In the bottom of my heart, Thanksgiving was my favorite. I actually enjoyed being around my entire family, watching my grandma prepare dinner, and my grandfather carving the turkey. One of my most vivid memories was when my grandfather got his hands on the electronic cutting knife for the first time. He was like a kid in the candy store. He couldn’t WAIT to use the knife. When he would cut the turkey table-side, I remember my brothers and I sitting there looking amazed at such a device cutting the turkey like butter.
My grandmother would love this Easy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe.
Thanksgiving for our family was an event. My mom would make Pumpkin Pie, my aunt would make her famous Cornbread Stuffing, and my uncle would make the best Collard Greens in the world! Someone would ruin Thanksgiving for me by bringing Chitterlings. Can we say gross? I never understood how someone could eat the insides of a pig. I get that it runs deep in the African American heritage but that is one food that you won’t catch me eating. In case you are wondering, yes I tried them and they were gross. Anyway, I always looked forward to Thanksgiving but Thanksgiving wasn’t Thanksgiving without sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce. Not just any cranberry sauce, the canned kind.
Sweet potatoes are the best thing to eat around the holidays. However, I have one caveat with eating sweet potatoes. I can only eat them in the fall and with a hearty comforting meal. It something that I’ve come to associate with the holidays. Can you imagine eating sweet potatoes in the summer? I know some people do but that doesn’t seem right to me. Sweet potatoes aren’t sweet potatoes unless they have some crunchy topping on them, incredibly sweet, or made with marshmallows. This Easy Sweet Potato Casserole is something I imagine would be welcomed at my family’s dinner table during the holidays. It is incredibly easy to make, awesomely sweet, and topped off with an amazing crunchy topping. What else could you ask for?! What are some of your family Thanksgiving favorites?
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