Recipes for Thanksgiving - Week 2 November 2012
As we head into weeks of preparation for the wonderful feast of Thanksgiving, I thought we could focus on dishes that we have successfully served for these meals.
I will start off with a sweet potato recipes I have used for years.
My Sweet Potatoes
I have used this recipe since the early 1960s - got it off the back of a can of sweet potatoes while living in the Philippines. My family will not have sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving prepared any other way - they want to stick to this old, familiar, traditional standby.
2 16-oz cans sweet potatoes (or 1 32-oz can)
2/3 cup brown sugar
2- 3 T cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 cup margarine (1/2 stick margarine)
Drain liquid from sweet potatoes and reserve. Put sweet potatoes in 9 x 9 or 9 x 13 baking dish.
In saucepan mix brown sugar, cornstarch and spices. Add liquid from sweet potatoes and margraine. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Pour over sweet potatoes in baking dish. Bake at 325 for about 1 hour.