Monday, November 24, 2008

Carmelized Sweet Potatoes

I am officially freaking out about Thanksgiving right now. I just sat down to sketch out the menu and I think I'm a little behind.

By my calculations, I should at least have my pie crusts made and waiting in the freezer.

Oh no, wait, I still have to grocery shop too. Oh yeah.

And clean my house. Oh crap!

And my Mama Lama is flying in Tuesday night and the guest room is half full up to the ceiling with stuff. The bed is piled high with stuff I need to deal with and make decisions about what to do with.

Guess I'll be stuffing it all under my crop tables. Hee, hee.

You might think I'm kidding, but really, I do this. Seriously, who's going to look?

Well, maybe my mom will now, but at least she won't be sleeping with it.

All that stress aside, let's turn to food.

I hope none of y'all are on a diet right now. Bad time of year to be cuttin' back, you know?

You'd be just setting yourself up for failure.

We can talk about moderation later, right?

Good. Glad that's settled. Right now you need to think about making these sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. I know you've already done your grocery shopping, and Susie probably already printed out her little menus, but I think you need to go back out and get what you need to make this.

I don't remember where I got this recipe. I used to make the marshmallows on top version, then I graduated to a spiced up version I got from Bon Appetit, and now these are my go to sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving.

I promise you, people that don't eat sweet potatoes will be eating these potatoes. Just ask Girl Genius. That girl is picky and she loves these. I sent her home with some and she was beating her family off with a broom.

No lie.


  1. I LOVE sweet potatoes and that recipe sounds GREAT!

  2. Actually, I do have everything done but in my defense, I had to. I had to blog about it:-) Hee, hee, hee.

    Anyway, I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and don't sweat the small stuff. I know that isn't in your DNA but, I felt like a better friend saying it:-)

    Thanks for the yummy recipe too:-)

  3. I'll have to save this one for Christmas since I'll be dining out the rest of the week.

  4. I have no doubt you'll pull off a thanksgiving feast like no other. I wish I could skip out on fixing one for my extended family and just join yours. :) Love the recipe. Thanks and have a great Thanksgiving!

  5. These look great, I wonder if I can make them with canned sweet potatoes. I know, it's not that hard to bake them but that implies that the THREE grocery stores in our area actually carry them. Go figure. I can't beg, borrow or even steal any.

    Oh, and I so hear you on the stuffing things under the crop tables. When I had my crops (a hundred years ago) I did the exact same thing! And sure, Mom will now look but you can just say "see what I saved you from sleeping with"! She will be happy and grateful. Although, probably not grateful enough to clean your bathrooms. Darn it all. ;)

    Good luck, try to relax and enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving!