Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gingersnap Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli Casserole

Happy Thankgiving!



We had a great time and delicious food at my cousin's house today.

I made Gingersnap Sweet Potatoes.



GINGERSNAP SWEET POTATOES

4 to 5 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup half-and-half
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping:
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
2 cups coarsely crushed gingersnap cookies (I used Nabisco)

Cook sweet potatoes in a large pot in boiling water for about 30 minutes or until tender. Mash potatoes. Combine mashed sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup brown sugar and next 4 ingredients in a mixing bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon into a greased 2 1/2 quart casserole dish (or 9x13x2 pan).

Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and flour. Cut in 1/4 cup cold butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Stir in crushed gingersnaps. Sprinkle streusel mixture over sweet potato.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until streusel is lightly browned.

Make ahead: Prepare sweet potato filling and spoon into a greased microwave-safe dish. Cover and chill overnight. Microwave at high for 10 minutes or until hot. Prepare streusel and sprinkle over filling. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until streusel is lightly browned.

My mom made Broccoli Casserole.




BROCCOLI CASSEROLE

4 (10 ounce) boxes frozen chopped broccoli
1 pound Velveeta cheese, cubed
2 sticks butter
8 ounces Ritz crackers, crushed
salt and pepper

Cook broccoli and drain well. Return broccoli to pot. Add cheese, 1 stick butter (in slices), salt and pepper; stir well. Place mixture in a casserole dish. Cover with crushed crackers. Melt remaining stick of butter and drizzle over crackers.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

And this is everything else!




Do you see those pies in the back??? Mmmmmm...

2 comments:

katty said...

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Anonymous said...

My husband introduced our family to the broccoli Casserole. It's now a MUST HAVE for every event. We all love it. Cool to see someone else makes it. :)