Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gobble, Gobble

First off, my turkey needs an eye (just a silk flower folded in half for the feathers and some other shapes I cut out so easy for the kids to help make these for their teachers)! Next, what are your plans for Thanksgiving? Do you have any tried and true stuffing recipes (without seafood in them)? We're staying at home and I guess I'll be cooking a turkey because Travis couldn't NOT buy one...it was only six dollars he says to me...sheesh. I have an amazing recipe for a Sweet Potato Puff (I truly detested sweet potatoes during the holidays until I tasted this yummolicious treat). I've given the recipe to my friend Natalie about three times, but each time she manages to lose it. Smiles. So, I promised her I would post it here on the old blog so she could get to it any time she wanted. If you have some extra time, try it out, I promise you'll love it or your money back. Teehee.
Have a great day.

Sweet Potato Puff
3 cups mashed sweet potatoes, cold (bake for about an hour at 375 degrees)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. flaked coconut

1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. chopped pecans
2 TBSP butter, melted
1/4 c. flour

Beat potatoes in mixing bowl and add sugar, butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla until fluffy. Stir in coconut. Spoon into 2 1/2 qt baking dish.
Combine topping ingredients and mix until well blended. Sprinkle over sweet potatoes.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown.


VanillaBean said...

Yeah Yeah Yeah

Your turkey needs eyes so there.

Tracey said...

Ooooh...yum! I'll try your recipe this year. It's really similar to the one that I make, but I haven't added coconut and that sounds delicious.

I have a FABULOUS stuffing recipe that I will make until the day I die.

I'll go grab it and post it for yoU!

BTW - I your box went out today. Sorry I didn't include a card. I was bundling things up in a hurry. Enjoy!


Kristy said...

All right sister. This is the BEST stuffing recipe, and I think it's due to using french bread.

3 large onions, chopped
6 celery ribs, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup butter or margarine
4 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon rubbed sage
1 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 pounds day old French bread, cubed (27 cups)

(I just buy french bread and tear it up a couple of days before I make the stuffing and let it sit out to get hard.)

In a large skillet, saute onions, celery and garlic in butter until tender. Transfer to a large bowl; add broth, parsley, sage, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Gently stir in bread cubes ntil mixed. Spoon into a greased 13-in x 9-in x 2-in. baking dish. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until lightly browned and heated through.


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh that is such a CUTE idea!!! I love him!!

Erica B. said...

My dad just makes stuffing with fresh bread, something good tasting, whole grain etc.

The sweet potato puff sounds soo good.

Kim Watson said...

I think your card is adorable, the flower for the tail is ingenious!!
Hope your little guy is recovered & you are getting more rest!

Fink said...

What a great idea for your turkey!