Sweet Potato Casserole

You may remember a couple of years ago, we signed up with Grow Alabama to get weekly vegetables sent to our door step every week. We started off with the Gold plan figuring it was better to jump in completely and see how well we could keep up. We spent a lot of that year cooking and eating great vegetables, and usually had tons leftover to share with friends and family. Then, we decided to put our house on the market, so we didn’t renew for 2010 so that we could focus on getting our house sold and finding a new home for our family.

Fast forward to now, and our old house has finally sold, and we’ve been in the new house for quite some time, we decided to sign back up for Grow Alabama, this time buying a Silver share so that we’re not quite as overwhelmed each week, while still getting plenty for our family! We’ve been members again for about a month now, and are loving it again! The past few weeks we’ve gotten sweet potatoes, hence the title of this post. We decided to make Sweet Potato casserole. We know it is not good for us, and usually only make it during the holidays, but who could resist once the idea occurred to us? We use this recipe, and it is soo amazingly good! This time, unlike at Christmas, I actually measured my sweet potatoes as I cut them up, and used significantly less than we had used then. It ended up tasting that much more like dessert without the extra veggies in there, and plus, it wasn’t overflowing the pan we use, as it was Christmas Day.

I started with sweet potatoes from our weekly vegbox.

I ended up only using the bag on the left, plus one more potato from the right bag. So we still have plenty to make more. Not that we need that much sugar and butter in our lives every day, but still, we could.

I cut these all up and threw them in a pot and added water. Then I went off to do laundry and nearly burned them, because apparently I didn’t add enough water. So yes, I can burn potatoes, apparently. So what? I just added more water and let them be for a bit longer. Once they were tender, I drained them.

And then like magic, Rick and the girls came home! He did the rest from there. What came out of the oven, was delicious! It didn’t even taste the slightest bit burned (thank goodness)! Phoebe declared she did not like it, and Rick and I decided to let her keep thinking that. That means more for us!