Today is our last of the “Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe Sharing by the Females of our Family” day. What a day. Our sister, Leila, is up today, and it also features our grandmother, Lala. She chose Lala’s recipe for her sweet potato soufflé.
The older I get the more I realize I’m becoming my mother, and my mother doesn’t like to delegate to people what to do (especially in the kitchen). She would just rather do it herself. Therefore, on Thanksgiving, she wouldn’t allow Lala to do much. However, her making a sweet potato soufflé was never a question. It was always her contribution, and she did it flawlessly. We are brown sugar and pecan topping type of people. Don’t you dare try and bring us sweet potatoes with marshmallows. No thanks. However, Kat is more a of just brown sugar person because she’s weird and doesn’t want pecans and/or any other nut in her dishes or desserts. Bless Lala’s heart. She didn’t know this about Kat and every Thanksgiving would tell her that she put extra pecans in it just for Kat. The cutest.
Kat got us these tea towels with Lala’s recipe in her handwriting on them. It’s a treasure. (This also makes a great Christmas gift!)
For the sweet potatoes:
-3 cups sweet potatoes (cooked and mashed)
-1 cup sugar
-1/2 tsp. salt
-1/3 stick butter
-1/2 cup “sweet” milk aka milk
-1 tsp. vanilla
Combine all ingredients then mix topping ingredients and put on top of potatoes.
For the topping:
-1/3 cup flour
-1 cup brown sugar
-1/3 stick butter (softened)
-1 cup nuts (chopped)
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
There ya go. Sweet potatoes a la Lala.
In continuing with the past two weeks, here are our pilgrim collar pictures to really get you in the spirit.
The only thing I can say is, “Why?”.
The only other question I can ask is, “Why did we have so many dresses like these?” Leila (top left) looks truly ready for Thanksgiving because her collar looks like it could have been our tablecloth for the meal.
I hope these potatoes and pictures really got you ready for tomorrow. I just wouldn’t believe you if you said they didn’t.