Tone It Up Approved Sweet Potato Casserole

I tried making this recipe last Thanksgiving but it never happened because I seriously screwed up the recipe.

Thursday night Rich and I had a cooking night date. It's our kind of date - cooking together, blasting tunes and having a glass of wine (fine, 2. fine, 2.5). Olivia helps with walking around the kitchen in her walker throwing a wooden spoon around the kitchen and making us pick it up.

To set the scene, tonight's playlist:
- All I Wanna Do (Sheryl Crow)
- Girlfriend (Timberlake)
- Let's Talk About Sex (Salt N Pepa)
- A Moment Like This (Kelly Clarkson)
- Holla Back Girl (Gwen Stefani)
- Dark Horse (Katy Perry)
- Whenever, Wherever (Shakira)
- Maneater (Nelly Furtado)

Of course there was singing and dancing around the kitchen while we cooked. Ok, I sang and danced- just me. Can you tell I was DJ tonight? 

Alright, Recipe. I wouldn't recommend this every week, this is meant to be a special occasion TIU approved dish.

Pecan Maple Sweet Potato Casserole 



This isn't meant to be a joke, I truly tried my hardest and this is what came about. It tasted ok, not great but ok.

Their recipe:

Cup up 6 sweet potatoes
Make your husband cut the rest of the 'tatos when your hands get tired and pour yourself a glass of wine. You peeled 4 tatos. Good job! 

Step Next : 

After you cut the potatoes put them in a pot of boiling water for 20 minutes until soft.

Drain the sweet potatoes and using a hand mixer blend in:

1 tbs cinnamon
1tsp nutmeg
1 tbs maple syrup
1 tbs olive oil
1/2 cup almond milk

Only use 100% maple syrup. Do not use Aunt Jemima or anything with a ton of ingredients and sugar added. There should be just one ingredient: maple syrup.

Top with the pecans covered in 1 tbsp cinnamon and 2 tbsp of REAL honey (again, not the fake sugary stuff) and bake in an oven for 25 minutes @ 350 degrees.

Where I messed up:
Buying 6 sweet potatoes I bought 5 sweet potatoes and 1 regular potato.
Accidentally adding 2 tbsp cinnamon with the honey so I had to much cinnamon going on
Not having proper tools to measure. I told Rich these were probably the reason I always mess up:
All of the writing has been worn/washed off. I don't know a tsp from a tbsp unless I see it written. 

I give the casserole a 6/10. It wasn't awful but I don't see myself making it again in the future. 

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