All of our extended family lives in both Texas and Oklahoma, so most every holiday we spend alone. Though a family of five is never alone, right? :) Most times, it's absolutely perfect, other times, it would be nice to have some extra people around. Looking back, I think my most special Thanksgiving memory is after the honey and I had been married about year and a half. It was freezing cold, literally- sleeting, icy roads, but we needed to get out of the city, somewhere quiet and still. The mountains seemed perfect, so off we went- tonsillitis and all. It was wonderful. We had a cute little cabin stayed one night. We cuddled, watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and ate the most expensive meal I think either of us had ever tasted.
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Mix the following with a hand mixer...
2 cans of sweet potatoes (3 cups)
1/2 cup of soft butter
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of vanilla
Place in buttered shallow baking dish (we used an 8 x 8 dish)
1 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup of flour
1/3 cup of butter
1 cup of chopped pecans
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Enjoy!