By Caroline Clemmons
Although I’m grateful every day, at this time of year each of us is reminded to give extra thanks for all our blessings. I’m happy to have a loving family, a comfortable home, and modern conveniences. Among the latter, I count the internet that has allowed me to become friends with so many wonderful people.
Those are major parts of my life. In addition, I always appreciate the little things—that can sometimes become big things. Things like . . .
A child’s laugh
My favorite flower
Someone wishing me a nice day
A please or a thank you
Dinner with family and friends
When you’re planning your Thanksgiving dinner, you might appreciate the recipe below. It’s become a favorite of ours.
SWEET POTATO SOUFFLE
1 ¼ cup sugar
1 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
¼ stick butter or margarine
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon (I don’t like nutmeg, so I omit it and double the cinnamon)
Mix all together and pour into buttered casserole and bake in a 400 degree F oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cover with the topping:
¾ cups crushed corn flakes
½ cups chopped nuts
½ cup brown sugar
¾ stick butter or margarine, melted
Combine the topping ingredients and spread over sweet potatoes. Return to oven for ten minutes.
This recipe is easy to make and has always received rave comments from those who’ve eaten it. When we take it to potlucks, there is never any left to take home. We’ve even had requests that we bring it to a dinner. If you make the dish, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
If you have free time, please read a book by one of the Romance Gems.
Stay safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving!