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Thanksgiving Card, Recipe and Thoughts

Adorable card by Joy’s Life Design Team Leader, Patty!  She’s using It’s All Fall Puns stamps.

Hey everybody!  I just wanted to take a second to wish my US friends a Happy Thanksgiving this week!  I’m looking forward to celebrating it with 19…yes, 19 family members.  We always host Thanksgiving dinner at our house and make a traditional meal.  I’m especially looking forward to seeing my brother and his wife because they live in another state and I don’t get to see them very often.  I only have one sibling but DH has 3 and they all live locally, so we get to see them frequently.  I truly enjoy the warmth and fellowship of Thanksgiving.  Even when I was little and it was just me, my brother and my parents celebrating, it was always such a special day to me.  I hope and pray it will be a special one for you too.

This is my cat, Domino.  He doesn’t like to cook but he loves to eat.

Here’s one of the recipes we make on Thanksgiving.  Mr. Mudd, an Atlanta hairdresser, gave this recipe to my Mother in Law and we’ve been making it for years.

Mr. Mudd’s Sweet Potato Souffle

Ingredients:

4 cups mashed sweet potato ( or 2 large cans)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup butter
Topping
1 cup pecans
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup butter

Directions
Mash potatoes.
Mix all ingredients for casserole.
Put into buttered 13×9 casserole dish.

For topping:
Mix brown sugar and flour.
Cut in butter and pecans.
Put on top of potatoes.
Bake at 350 degrees for at least 20 minutes or until bubbly and hot all the way through.

My youngest son’s hands in 2005.

We all think Mr. Mudd’s recipe is super yummy.  Is it healthy?  No.  It reminds me of when I first saw Paula Deen’s tv show many years ago and she made these sweet potato balls and summed up the recipe by saying, “Can y’all believe that’s a vegetable?”  Upon that pronouncement, (and because it no longer resembled a vegetable in any way) DH and I laughed until we were crying, backed the show up, listened to that again and laughed some more.  Bah ha ha ha!  When making particularly decadent junk, we can periodically be heard saying, “Can y’all believe that’s a vegetable?”.

Have a great day!  See you tomorrow with a crafty post!

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