If you were fortunate enough to know my MeeMaw, you know that she had a love for all things sweet. This Sweet Potato Casserole, which she made for every Thanksgiving and every Christmas, is my absolute favorite for the holidays. It is my not-a-holiday-without-it recipe. You will eat it and not be quite sure if it is a side dish or a dessert, and after about 3 bites, you will just give up trying to figure it out and EAT it! My guess is that she loved it so much because it was really a vegetable disguised as a dessert!
A funny story: One of the last Thanksgivings that she was with us, she asked me to make it and bring to our dinner. She handed me a recipe card, I took it and followed it exactly. I remember when I was making it that something seemed odd - the recipe called for crushed cereal in the topping and I didn't remember ever noticing that when I ate it. It looked right, so I took it on over to dinner and mentioned that the cereal confused me. That was when we realized that she gave me the wrong recipe card, she had saved the recipe for the "best one" in a different part of her crammed full recipe box and overlooked it!
I'm excited to get to make it for our family meal tomorrow, it won't be as good as hers, because she added a special kind of love. If you try it, let me know what you think!