Sweet Potato Casserole
Two Christmases ago we hosted my husband's staff party at our house. It's a small staff -- seven people (Plus spouses!) -- and we have a big house. Two couples from our church (where my husband works) offered to cook dinner and while I covered the appetizers (because I love them so), they made everything else. The one dish that had us all going back for more was their sweet potato casserole. My friend Amanda stated that "It tastes like Fall in your mouth." That about sums it up.
They were kind enough to share the recipe with me. I serve it at all holiday dinners, including this past Thanksgiving dinner. It's quite simple and truly delicious.
3-4 cups sweet potatoes (about 6 medium-sized potatoes)
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp melted butter or margarine
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup chopped pecans
Peel, chop, and boil sweet potatoes until soft enough to mash. Mash them, along with the rest of the casserole ingredients.
Scoop into casserole dish and level the top.
Mix together the topping ingredients and spread evenly over top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.