Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Traditions

Erica Here:

The Thanksgiving holiday is all about traditions. Turkey is traditional, sweet potatoes are traditional, pumpkin pie is traditional. That isn't to say that you can't mix it up from time to time with something different, ham, scalloped potatoes, lemon cream pie, but by and large, most Americans will be dining on turkey and stuffing tomorrow.

Other traditions are going around the table and saying what you're thankful for, eating grandma's cranberry relish and mysterious green jello salad even though you prefer the kind of cranberry jelly that shlurps out of the can and retains the cylindrical ridges of the can.

Around here, traditions include hosting the dinner, watching football after lunch, and eating turkey sandwiches for supper.

In addition to the turkey, my family's favorite dish of the holiday is Sweet Potato Souffle. There are rarely any leftovers of this dish.

I thought I'd share the recipe with you:

SWEET POTATO SOUFFLE


2 c. Cooked Mashed Sweet Potatoes
1/4 c. Sugar
2 Eggs
1/2 Stick Butter
1/2 c. Milk
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

TOPPING:


1/2 Stick Butter
3/4 c. Crushed Corn Flakes
1/2 c. Chopped Pecans
1/2 c. Brown Sugar

Mix well, saving topping mixture. Bake potato mixture at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Sprinkle on topping and bake an additional 10 minutes. Serve hot.

Have a safe, wonderful, memorable, and gratitude-filled Thanksgiving!


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4 comments:

  1. Awesome traditions! Have s wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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  2. We have similar food traditions, including that wonderful sweet potato dish - and usually have pecan pie as well as pumpkin. The table settings and centerpiece in your pic are beautiful!! And yes - the football games are usually on at our family gathering also, LOL!!

    I like to also read one of the articles - at the table - from a book I have about Thanksgiving. One year I printed out a story about a few grains of corn that the Pilgrims shared one hard Fall season and passed out a copy to each person along with a few grains of corn - we read it before having prayer and eating.

    A blessed, joyful, peaceful Thanksgiving to you and yours, Erica!!

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    1. those are lovely traditions! Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

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