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Thanksgiving 2012: A Survival Guide

Well, we made it.  I feel a bit as if I’ve just emerged from a food-coma-induced cloud, only to discover that someone filled my fridge with delicious leftovers.

Since this is my third annual Biggest Little Thanksgiving, I thought I had this down.  I thought that making a ton of food was making a ton of food; because it is, isn’t it?  I failed to take into account two important factors: 1) the size/quantity of the bird(s), and 2) people, and therefore time.

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Thanksgiving: Sweet Potato Casserole

When I told Caitlin we were having sweet potato casserole, the first thing she asked was “With marshmallows???”.  So of course the answer had to be yes.  I’ve never made sweet potato casserole before, so I did a quick google search and discovered that, based on just “sweet potato casserole”, what you get is a bunch of people posting recipes without marshmallows and saying “this isn’t one of those gross, super-sweet marshmallowy casseroles”.  Which of course was exactly what I didn’t want, so I revised my search to actively include marshmallows, and discovered, of course, that Martha Stewart was to the rescue.

This recipe was very, very easy, with only a few ingredients and not much attention required.  Perfect for Thanksgiving when you’re trying to make 80 recipes at the same time…  It had plenty of spice, excellent texture, and just enough marshmallows (okay, maybe the recipe didn’t, but we didn’t measure – we just used the whole bag). (more…)