Hi all! We have now entered into the month of Thanksgiving! I’d like to do a month long series on favorite Thanksgiving day side dishes.
As I share recipes, I encourage all of you to comment and share your faves as well. We all have different traditional desserts and staple sides so let’s do some exchanging huh?
I’m going to start with the staple side of sweet potatoes or yams. Just use however many potatoes or yams you will need for your turkey day event. Add in:
3 Tbls. brown sugar (feel free to add more if you need to punch up the sweetness)
about 1/2 cup maple syrup (just the kind you would use on pancakes)
about 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 to 1 1/2 sticks butter (the real thing)
These measurements are based on a fairly large group of people. Say 20 to 25 friends and family. Just adjust as needed. You will prepare these like you would mashed potatoes. Cook your potatoes or yams and when they are soft and still hot, add in your ingredients and blend with an electric mixer.
A trick to keep a few things warm on the big day is to plug in and heat up your electric skillet/griddle. Just put it on a fairly low temperature like 200 degrees or so and set your heat safe dishes right on top of it like a warming tray. This was a tip from my mother-in-law.
Do you all make yams or sweet potatoes?