I bet a lot of you are busily preparing for a big Thanksgiving meal.
We are going to my MIL's and I am only making a dish or two.
Tonight I decided to boil my sweet potatoes for my side dish. I happen to love sweet potatoes and Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same without them. I want the fresh ones--not canned. After all it is Thanksgiving. Would it hurt us to labor just a bit more over our meal as the pilgrims surely did in 1691?
As you may notice, I don't put in all that much extra labor. Since sweet potatoes are a pain to peel, I boil them first. When they cool, the skin will come right off. Have you ever seen a more beautiful intensely-colored veggie?
I don't do the marshmallow topping. I like a brown sugar, butter and pecan topping. Today I was reading recipes on line and found one that uses Rice Krispies mixed with the ingredients above. I think I am going to try that. Has anyone heard of such a topping?
I am also planning to make a pumpkin roll. Judging by my search counter, pumpkin rolls will be a pretty popular dessert this Thursday. Last year I posted pictures of how I roll them and it seems a lot of people are wondering how and searching for "pictures of rolling pumpkin rolls". I will have to go read my own post since I haven't made one since and can't remember exactly what I did.
How did I ever survive without this blog? LOL.
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
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