Our Thanksgiving Journal and SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE, Baby.

by | Nov 20, 2013 | Family & Friends, Food & Drink, Video | 4 comments

I repeat…

Our Thanksgiving journal and SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE.

I totally had to ALL CAPS Sweet Potato Casserole because, the only thing less intriguing than a recipe titled “Sweet Potato Casserole” is…





Here in the Ingram home we have had a tradition going since 2007.

Sweet Potato Casserole is not the tradition, but it is MY favorite recipe.

Probably has less to do with the sweet potatoes and more to do with the butter.

And brown sugar,

You know what? I’m blathering, how about my video about this Thanksgiving tradition and the Sweet Potato Casserole…

Trouble viewing? You can view it here!


Our big Thanksgiving tradition is keeping a journal! Handwritten notes of thankfulness written by friends and family who have dared share the holiday with us. I

t is such a blessing to look through who we have shared the holiday with. And what a joy to read through what friends and family have written, since 207… when Lucy was just 2.5… Back then I had to write for her.

She can write on her own now.

Not only is it a record of who we spent time with, but it is quick snapshot of where we are… where the kids are. Funny how a small list of thankfulness reflects so very much about the person, the age, and the season of life.

The hardest part of getting started is remembering. Sometimes not everyone is really excited about it, but no one has ever refused… everyone has SOMETHING to be thankful for.

Speaking of being thankful, I am thankful for Sweet Potato Casserole. You will be too. I am going to share the recipe with you and you will love me forever and when you serve this dish to others, those people will love you and will probably think you are made of magic.

Just remember, a picture of your Sweet Potato Casserole will probably not be the most attractive picture you take. But it will be one of the most delightful tastes your taste buds will ever meet.

You don’t have to thank me, but I don’t think you will be able to help it, because… this is SO good.

Yam Casserole

3 cups cooked peeled and boiled yams
1/2 c brown sugar
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. butter (melted)

Whip the yams in mixer. Add brown sugar through butter to whipped yams. Pour into baking dish.

Yam Casserole Crumble

1/2 c brown sugar
 3 TBS flour
1/2 c. chopped pecans
3 TBS butter (melted)
Combine and sprinkle on top of whipped yammy goodness.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

I didn’t know I liked sweet potatoes, until I met this recipe.

Hey. What’s the difference between sweet potatoes and yams?

I think sweet potatoes are less yammy.

*bah dum bump*


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