Sweet Potato Casserole

Picture adapted from- MAM51

Holy Sweet Potato!!! I love potatoes!! But as y’all know I love sweet food. What can be better then sweet potato casserole?!! I had my first sweet potato casserole when I was 7 at on Thanksgiving. Well, it wasn’t a casserole. It was mashed sweet potato instead of plain mashed potatoes. I really liked it!! My grandparents came every Thanksgiving and my grandma suggested putting marshmallows on sweet potatoes with some cinnamon and making a casserole. I tho0ught that was a horrible idea cause I thought, “who puts marshmallows on there sweet potatoes?” But my mom loved the idea and when she first made it I refused to try it. But she made me and when I tried it, I loved it. It tasted like sweet potato pie with marshmallows!! When I first made it on my own. I made a few changes to my moms recipe. I added more cinnamon, some nutmeg, butter in stead of Margarine and I was in heaven!! I don’t want to brag about my food but it was amazing!! It had the right amount of cinnamon and the nutmeg gave it a great new flavor!!!

Do y’all like s’mores?? The main part of a s’more is the marshmallow. In my opinion. When I was little I hated the toasted marshmallow. I put chocolate on a graham cracker and I ate and loved it. Now I love the marshmallows but only if they are slightly toasted. I like light brown, no black. The marshmallows on here are just the way I like them. Slightly melted and toasted but no burnt taste!! I’m crazy for this. This is great for Thanksgiving, a side, of possibly a dessert. I make it every thanksgiving and my whole family loves it!!

You know how kids say they wish dessert was dinner and they want ice cream for dinner. I still do that. Well some people may not consider it a dessert but its sweet. If sweet potato pie is considered a dessert this should be to!!This even has marshmallows!!! Whole package!! And its pretty!! Its bright orange!! I love fall colors, red, yellow, orange. Its so pretty!!

Okay, well lets make some sweet potato!

Ingredients-

  • 5 sweet potatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 pkg mini marshmallows

Directions-

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan with water (water should be covering potatoes).
  3. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 15-17 minutes. Remove from the heat, drain, and mash.
  4. Put mashed sweet potatoes in a large bowl, and use an electric mixer to blend with the butter, brown sugar, orange juice, nutmeg, and the cinnamon.
  5. Spread into a baking dish. Top with miniature marshmallows.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until heated through, and marshmallows golden brown.

 

Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole

Green bean casserole (Photo credit: dolescum)

If your kids are like the ones I know (just the ones I know cause I
do not have kids) then no matter what you do or say they will not eat
there green beans.I have made them with toasted almonds and blue
cheese,lemon,garlic,and pine nuts,salt,pepper,and a whole lot more. They
will not eat it.With the holidays coming up there
are,cakes,cookies,cupcakes,pudding,and a lot more desserts so the kids
coming to my Thanksgiving feast,well lets just say I want them to eat
there green beans. About a year age we had family come over  for dinner.
It was held at my house so I had to cook the food.So I figured the kids
would not eat there green beans but hey might eat a green bean
casserole. So I got fresh green beans from a farm like to minutes away
from my house added some french onions,mushroom soup,a few other
seasonings and BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everybody got to my house and the kids
ate first (I made a buffet) by the time the adults got there,there was
probably like 1/4 of it left no joke. I am not the kind of person who likes to hide veggies to make their kid eat therm without knowing. I don’t like doing it because it messes up their taste buds and makes them not be able to explore and experience sll the great flavors of food in life. But this isn’t hiding it!! It is just adding a few extra flavors and ingredients to make it taste better! I love to make this for holidays like Thanksgiving. It is the perfect side to a slow roasted meat such as turkey or chicken.

There are thousands of green bean casserole recipes. Some have been passed and passed  down so they are really old. This one stands out! It has bold fresh flavors ad it dose not use canned green beans. Fresh ingredients are my thing. Unless its something like beans or cream of something, I use fresh. It is cheeper, heathier, and taste better too! Whenever you have the option, buy fresh! Its much better! I have a local farm I go to all the time to get fruits and veggies, that where I get my green beans and they are amazing cause they grow theem no longer then a day before selling them!

Lets get too it!

Ingredients-

  • 2 packages of frozen green beans
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup condensed cream mushroom soup
  • 1 jar diced parmito peppers,drained
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can of french-frie onions
  1. Directions-
  2. Preheat oven to 350 
  3. In a medium
    saucepan over medium heat, place the green beans in water, and bring to a
    boil. Cover, and cook 6 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat, and
    drain.
     
  4. In an 8×8
    inch baking dish, mix together the cream of mushroom soup, milk,
    pimentos, and pepper. Stir in the green beans. 
  5. Sprinkle with
    French-fried onions.
     
  6. Bake, uncovered, 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until the casserole is hot and bubbly in the center.
  7. Serve and enjoy