Normally I would not post what many consider a “holiday” recipe in April but take my word for it, this one is worth posting now! Especially since Rejoicing Acres will have sweet potatoes this Saturday. :)
This recipe comes from my darling Godchild, Heidi Marie. Heidi and her husband are both retired from the United States Air Force and currently live in Virginia...but they plan on moving back to the Fort Knox area shortly so we can be closer to each other. Can you tell that I think the world of my girl? Both Heidi and her hubby, Chris, love to spend time in the kitchen and this recipe was one that we got to enjoy while sharing Christmas dinner with them this past year. Like I said, it is worth sharing even in the spring! :) I asked Heidi to give us all a little story behind the recipe so here goes...
“Being in the United States Air Force for 20+ years, as a Chaplain Assistant, there was always one thing we had in common with our civilian counterparts...we always had our fair share of potlucks! We used to say that we liked to “eat our way to Jesus!” During this time everyone brought in different treats to share and I was fortunate enough to have many Chaplain’s wives that would share their fantastic recipes. This was one that was shared during one of my assignments during the holidays. It's one that my family has enjoyed for more than 15 years! Pat was a great cook and although the recipe is perfect, my family loved the topping so much I usually double that portion when making it, we think it is twice as yummy!”
Hope you all enjoy it as much as we did. It doesn't have to be a holiday dish!
Sweet Potato Casserole
Compliments of Pat
3 C. Cooked Mashed Sweet Potatoes
1/2 C. Melted Butter
2 Eggs Lightly Beaten
1 t. Cinnamon
1 t. Vanilla
Combine and spoon into greased dish.
1/2 C. Brown Sugar
1 C. Chopped Pecans
1/3 C. Flour
1/2 C. Melted Butter
Spread topping over potatoes and bake uncovered in 350* oven for 40 min.
Our 2013 market season is now open!
~*~ 2013 MARKET HOURS ~*~
3450 Richmond Rd.
Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out
Tuesday 3 until 6 OPENING DAY TO BE ANNOUNCED
We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!
The Bluegrass Farmers' Market
is Lexington's largest
100% homegrown/produced farmers market!
And, each farmer is certified...
And all fruit and veggie farmers are...
WIC & FMNP Cards!