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Sweet Potato Souffle

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Every cook has a signature dish. It’s the recipe that you get asked to make at each holiday gathering, or get together. One of my mom’s iconic dishes at Thanksgiving was sweet potato souffle. Mom started making these wonderful sweet potatoes many years ago after getting the recipe from our pastor’s wife. Sweet potato souffle is synonymous with Mom, and Thanksgiving.

Before I experienced the joy of this souffle, I never touched sweet potatoes. Yams with some marshmallows had no appeal to me as a child. Everything changed after the first delicious bite of these delightful sweet potatoes. This is hands down, the best sweet potato recipe.

Even though this is a classic side dish, it really could be a dessert. The sweet potatoes are light and fluffy from the eggs, with plenty of sweetness from the sugar. Toasted pecans and brown sugar on top make the perfect pairing. Sweet potato souffle is scrumptious and a great addition to any celebration.

Happy Eating!

I will praise God’s name with song and exalt Him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30

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Sweet Potato Souffle

 

Ingredients

3 lbs. sweet potatoes cooked and mashed (3 cups)

½ cup butter, softened

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 cup milk

1 tsp. vanilla

½ tsp. salt

 

Topping

½ cup flour

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup finely chopped pecans

¼ cup butter, softened

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Pierce each sweet potato several times with a fork and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 50 minutes or until tender.
  3. Reduce the oven to 350° after removing the sweet potatoes. Cool the potatoes slightly then scoop the sweet potatoes out of the skins, and into a large mixing bowl.
  4. While the sweet potatoes are still hot, mash them with a potato masher, or use an electric mixer. Add the butter and mix well with an electric mixer.
  5. Add the eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla, and salt. Mix well with an electric mixer.
  6. Pour sweet potato mixture into a buttered 2 quart casserole dish.
  7. In a small bowl mix flour, brown sugar, pecans, and butter. Spread the topping evenly across the top of the unbaked sweet potatoes.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes until browned and the filling has firmed up.
  9. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  10. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

 

Notes 

*The mixture is pretty runny before it’s cooked.

*The souffle is soft and will set up as it cools.

*Canned sweet potatoes work well if you don’t want to cook fresh sweet potatoes.



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For this recipe and more go to Mustard Seed Sentinel, Meghan’s Corner.

https://www.mustardseedsentinel.com/post/meghan-s-corner-sweet-potato-souffle

God, Gratitude

Thank You God

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Thank You!

Two simple words that are quite powerful. Each morning when I wake up I say Thank you Lord before I do anything. I started doing this several years ago. I have to be intentional to say this to my Heavenly Father each day. Sometimes I forget to do this first thing, and I say it later. The goal is always to start my day thanking God.

Why do I do this? When I start my day with thanking God before anything else it puts things in perspective. No matter how I’m feeling, no matter what trial I am experiencing, God is bigger. It’s all about Him, not me. 

Let’s thank God together. 

Thank you Father God for today. It is a precious gift from you. No matter what I have to face, you are with me. I praise you and thank you. 

Thank you for Jesus.

Thank you for your word, the Bible.

Thank you for my sweet husband.

Thank you for my beautiful sons.

Thank you for grace.

Thank you for mercy.

Thank you for your amazing love.

Thank you for the Holy Spirit.

Thank you for the gift of prayer.

Thank you that I can walk.

Thank you for ears that hear.

Thank you for plenty of food to eat.

Thank you for a beautiful home to live in.

Thank you for flowers.

Thank you for beautiful sunrises.

Thank you for stunning sunsets.

Thank you that I live in safety.

Thank you for providing my every need.

Thank you for never giving up on me.

Thank you for true friends.

Thank you for the gift of family.

Thank you for white sandy beaches.

Thank you for fresh air to breathe.

Thank you for the kindness of strangers.

Thank you for summertime gardens.

Thank you for cool breezes.

Thank you for chubby baby feet.

Thank you for sweet baby smiles.

Thank you for the gift of life.

Thank you for every star.

Thank you for the moon.

Thank you for the miracle of Christmas.

Thank you for snow covered mountains.

Thank you for your comfort.

Thank you for listening to me.

Thank you for answering my prayers.

Thank you for sending Jesus to save the world.

Thank you for the hard times.

Thank you for the peace that only you can give.

Thank you for the gift of laughter.

Thank you for tears.

Thank you for hands.

Thank you for beautiful music.

Thank you for big fluffy clouds.

Thank you for blue skies.

Thank you that my home is in heaven.

Thank you that Jesus is preparing my heavenly home.

Thank you for your mighty hands that hold me.

Thank you that I’ve always got hope.

Thank you for so many lovely colors in the world.

Thank you for gray skies.

Thank you for your protection in the storm.

Thank you for second chances.

Thank you for forgiveness from all my sins because of Jesus.

Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.   Ephesians 5:20, ESV 

What do you thank God for?