Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Feast

Today was the First Grade Feast at my son's school. The kids prepared a huge Thanksgiving meal (with the help of moms). It was great fun (and tiring too). The teachers had set up a store and a baking center. The kids read the recipes and decided what they needed from the store and baking center and then they made the recipe (rubber gloves were used to prevent snotty food). One class dressed up like Pilgrims and one like Indians. I helped the kids make my FAMOUS (well famous in my own circle) sweet potato casserole and all the parents and teachers asked for the recipe (it is awesome). So, I thought you guys might like to have the recipe.

Beth's Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Layer 1
Crushed Ritz crackers combined with one stick butter. Press into 8x11 or 9x13 casserole dish and bake at 350 for 12 - 15 minutes. Let cool completely.

Layer 2
Combine 8 oz cream cheese (softened), 1 cup sugar, and 8 oz. Cool whip. Spread on top of cooled cracker mixture.

Layer 3
3 cups mashed sweet potatoes (cooked)
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 egg

Mix all together and spread on top of cream cheese/cool whip mixture and refrigerate.
Top with crushed pecans before serving. This is served cold (but dont let that scare you - it is wonderful!).

If you are looking for something to do with that leftover turkey.....this is what we are haivng for supper tonight - you can substitute turkey for chicken just add a little extra chicken broth.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
4-5 Chicken Breast (cooked in boiling salt water)
2/3 Bag of Curly Noodles
3-4 Chicken Boullion Cubes
2 cans cream of Chicken Soup
Ground Pepper
1 small tub sour cream
1 can chicken broth
Cook chicken till done. When cool cut into chunks (big or small, whichever you prefer). Cook noodles in water that you cooked chicken breasts with boullion cubes and can of chicken broth added. Add cream of chicken soup, ground pepper & chicken. After simmering and when nearly done, stir in sour cream.
Oh, and if you are wondering why I am wearing short sleeves in the above picture, it is because it was almost 80 degrees here today. Go figure! I am off to clean my house !!!!


Anonymous said...

How fun. This is one holiday that is difficult to celebrate here in Japan. We have no oven to cook the turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes or pie. This is one holiday my children have no concept or appreciation for. :(

Be Inspired Always said...

Looks like a great feast. My kids usually have them at their school too. It really does get a mom in the mood for celebration and lots of food. Kids roaming the halls dressed as pilgrams, it's adorable.

I'm new to your blog, please feel welcomed to visit mine.

Happy Thanksgiving.


Fran said...

Hey Bethanne....
Please don't take it personally, but I got "sick" off a sweet potatoe thingy back in the younger years and I really have a hard time saying the words much less eating them! :)

I hope your Thanksgiving is FULL of everything your heart desires.
Blessings friend~

Alana said...

What a cute picture of you with your boy!

We had a Kindergarten Feast on Tuesday at Richie's school, too. Very true what you said. A lot of work, but fun!

Steve said...

My Dearest Sister,
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful family!!

He Knows My Name said...

how did you know i was wondering about the short sleeves? 80 degrees! now that is just not fair. it was unseasonably warm in michigan on that day too. i think it was about 60 but i'll take 80.

thank you for your recipies. i am going to make them both. i love sweet potatoes but never had something like this.

thank you for your prayers. i am struggling to find normal. my mom does not want to be left alone. her and dad were married 66 years this september. can't say that i blame her.

Emily said...

What awesome recipes!!I can't wait to try the sweet pot cass!