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Thanksgiving Choices

November 14, 2012

While we’re approaching Thanksgiving, I thought of a peculiarity of our family that you might understand. We serve three different kinds of sweet potatoes at our dinner.

Graham likes canned yams simply heated up with a bit of brown sugar, sort of glazed.

Sam loves the sweet potato casserole with the marshmallows on top.

I prefer the sweet potatoes with the nuts and brown sugar topping. 

And so, we make three different kinds. Which kind do you prefer?

This year, instead of canned yams, we will be using sweet potatoes from Fuhrman Orchard.

Much of our dinner will be sourced locally……much like the settlers in New England oh so many years ago.

What interesting traditions do you have in your family? Send me the story and a favorite recipe and I will include them in a post next week. Email to

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2012 2:07 pm

    I really prefer my sweet potatoes baked. 🙂 Sometimes for Thanksgiving (and other meals) we roast sweet potatoes, white potatoes, and carrots with olive oil and some spices. Wonderful!

  2. Dubrovniklady permalink
    November 14, 2012 2:58 pm

    Oh if only I could buy sweet potatoes here. They have now replaced peanut butter from my top of my miss list.

  3. November 14, 2012 10:02 pm

    I tend to prepare them much like mashed potatoes. Definitely don’t add any sweetener to the sweet potatoes (and yams are too sweet for my tooth 😉 )

  4. November 14, 2012 10:53 pm

    Yams or sweet potatoes are not really a tradition for Canadian Thanksgiving which happens a month earlier than in the US. We also are generally not into the marshmallow topping, though I think other types of topping have crept in thanks to cooking magazines and famous cooking mavens. In our family, the favourite way to have sweet potatoes is as home fries (baked in the oven, not actually fried).

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