Growing up, Sweet Potato Casserole wasn’t a part of our Thanksgiving Day spread. Well, maybe it was, but it never made it on my plate. Two years ago, I decided to make a Sweet Potato Casserole for Friendsgiving, and it’s become a staple ever since.
Last year, Sue brought a casserole to Friendsgiving with just a sugar and pecan topping. It was so much better without the marshmallows, and I decided to make it like that again this year.
I added a special ingredient to my recipe this year, of course.
When I picked up Lazy Magnolia’s Sweet Potato Beer, I wasn’t sure about buying it. Sweet Potatoes in a Cream Stout? Weird! I bought it though, and it was surprising really good. I’m a huge fan of Sweet Stouts and Sweet Potatoes, and the two are great together. Huck said this was the best beer Lazy Magnolia has, and we fought over the leftover beer.
I made my Sweet Potato Casserole for Friendsgiving at our good friends Ty and Morgan’s house last night. These two did a great job preparing an awesome meal.
Everyone did a great good with the food.
We had Ham, Turkey, Stuffing, Broccoli Salad, Green Bean Casserole, Scallop Potatoes, 2 Sweet Potato Casseroles, Mashed Potatoes, Spinach Casserole, Mac and Cheese, Corn Casserole, Gravy, Rolls, Cranberry Sauce, and Deviled Eggs. I’m full just thinking about all of it!
I tried a scoop of everything, and I couldn’t tell you what was my favorite or least favorite. Everything was equally good.
Isabelle was the first one at the table!
Another couple, at the party, moved to South Florida a year ago from Georgia. They actually lived in the same area we did. During dinner we shared stories about horrible Atlanta traffic, and the snow storm that shut down the whole city. Eww, I don’t miss cold or traffic!
After dinner, we watched football, played Jenga, and complained about being full.
You know you’re in South Florida when people are wishing they brought sweaters when it’s in the low 70’s.
We left around midnight with lots of leftovers and bellies still full of food.
Being so far from my family sucks, but it’s nice to have friends here to spend the holidays with. On the way home, we talked about how lucky we are to have such great friends. It’s crazy to think when we first moved here, we didn’t know anyone.
Thank you Ty and Morgan for a great night.