In our house we have several holiday traditions. Some have come about from our desire to relive childhood memories. Some have come about because we wanted to create our own memories for our children and family. Other traditions became traditions simply from habit, but are just as hard to end as life-long revered family memories.
On this Thanksgiving we will gather around the table as a family. Our family looks different than it has in the past and we will remember those who are no longer with us. On our table we will share our traditional meal of turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole (recipe below), biscuits, gravy, pumpkin pie & apple pie. After we are all settled, the hubby will give thanks for us all and we will all quietly offer up our thanks to God for His provision and presence in our lives this year. Then we will indulge in the blessings on the table and around the table as the food is eaten and the conversation flows.
Today, our prayer for you is that you are also able to give thanks to God for your many blessings, count them one by one, and rejoice in ALL He has given you. When you are through today or tomorrow pass on a blessing with someone else and tell someone about the One who has given you every good and perfect gift. Happy Thanksgiving my friends!
M.i.L.’s Sweet Potato Casserole
2 lbs. sweet potatoes (can substitute canned)
1 – 16oz. can whole berry cranberry sauce
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup self-rising flour
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup quick cooking oats (uncooked)
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup mini marshmallows
Lightly grease a 2 quart casserole dish. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook potatoes in boiling water for 20 minutes or until tender. Let cool to touch; peel and cut into cubes. (Start here if using canned sweet potatoes.) Put potatoes, cranberry sauce and cinnamon into casserole dish; mash together until well blended.
Combine flour, sugar and oats in separate bowl. Cut butter into mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Spoon mixture over potato mix. Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove from oven, sprinkle with marshmallows and bake until golden on top.