Friday, November 6, 2009

Thanksgiving, much?

So it all started when the boys and I were in Walmart a few days before Halloween and we passed by Christmas trees in the garden section. IN OCTOBER!

Then, on November 1st, a local radio station began playing all Christmas music, all the time.

Now don't get me wrong, I love Christmas. But today it's 76 degrees outside, so pardon me if I just can't get in the Christmas spirit quite yet! Plus, I'd like my kids to grow up knowing that there's an important holiday between the mass marketing celebrations that Halloween and Christmas seem to be these days!


That's why I was so glad to see that the blog carnival at Kelly's Korner has a theme today of favorite Thanksgiving recipes!


My recipe is one my mom's friend Carol made for us one time, and now we can't stop making it! Warning, it is NOT diet food! :-)


Coconut Sweet Potatoes

  • 3 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar

  • 1/4 cup melted butter

  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 t vanilla

  • 1 cup shredded coconut

  • small marshmallows

  • Preheat oven to 350. Spray casserole dish with cooking spray.


    Combine the sweet potatoes, sugar, butter, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and coconut. Pour into casserole dish. Bake for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and sprinkle marshmallows evenly on top, bake until marshmallows are melted.


    Of course, I may be able to get into the holiday spirit a little more today since I've realize that Starbuck's is now serving this...


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    Ah, yes. The peppermint mocha. Suddenly I'm feeling very... jolly!

    2 comments:

    Andes Adventures said...

    You are hilarious! Who knew Starbucks could have such power over us?! Can't wait to go get my Peppermint mocha now! Just the thought of it makes me feel rather jolly as well. :)

    Lauren said...

    More videos of those cute kids please... I miss them!