This is my first Thanksgiving without my mother. I feel the quote below from Dr. Seuss says it all!
“Don’t cry because it is over. Smile because it happened.”
Since today is Thanksgiving, this seems to be a good time to make a commitment to cooking her recipes and ultimately compiling them into a cookbook for her family.
I have chosen a sweet potato dish, which we always referred to at Thanksgiving as a Sweet Potato Souffle’. It was a staple of our Thanksgiving meal for as long as I can remember. However, I’m not sure why it was called a souffle’, because it doesn’t remotely resemble the definition of a souffle’ below.
“A soufflé is a baked egg-based dish which originated in early eighteenth century France. It is made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites combined with various other ingredients and served as a savory main dish or sweetened as a dessert.”
In fact, the recipe is so old, the word souffle’ has been scratched out and replaced with the word “dish”. This was a staple for many years during the holidays and it never failed to please! But, the recipe itself changed over the years – for instance, 1 1/2 cups of sugar has dwindled to 3/4 cup of sugar – I can’t imagine how sweet this would have been with that much sugar in it.
The dish itself is only 7 ingredients, It is a pretty simple recipe, but a very tasty dish. You can download the recipe HERE.
A cookbook of her recipes is such a wonderful tribute to your mother, Vickie, and a lovely keepsake for her family. This sweet potato number sounds and looks delicious. Thinking of you on the first Thanksgiving without her and sending you a jumbo hug.