Or yams? Or pumpkin?
Even though I haven’t eaten any meat or poultry of any kind since 1971, I used to continue to roast a turkey for Thanksgiving for my son and guests up until a few years ago when I learned about the horrors of factory farming.
Now I tell everyone if they want to eat meat, they can do it someplace else. I haven’t lost anyone yet, so I guess the food I do serve is tasty enough to keep ‘em coming!
Here’s our Thanksgiving dinner menu:
- Lentil-Walnut loaf (full of protein)
- Kugel (click on it for the recipe)
- Mashed potatoes with vegan gravy
- Roasted yams
- Apple and Pumpkin Pie
Angel Boy and DIL have gone back to their own lives and my tugboat man and I didn’t have many leftovers because we packed them up with the kids — all except for the roasted yams.
I’m a frugal and thrifty gal when I’m not shopping, really I am. Honest. I swear. For reals.
Here’s what I did with them and it was soo easy!
I used my tried and true recipe for banana bread but replaced the bananas with mashed up yams (you could use sweet potatoes or pumpkin too, of course).
So simple; one bowl; you don’t need to bring out the big mixer for this one.
Leftover Sweet Potato (or Yam or Pumpkin) Bread
2 cups flour (I use 1/2 whole wheat)
1 cup sugar (brown and white)
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
Mashed yam/sweet potato, about a cup
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2-3 TBS milk (or plain, unflavored yogurt)
1 tsp. vanilla (optional: 1 TBS pure maple syrup)
1/3 chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
Mix oil, eggs, vanilla, milk. Add sugar(s) and mix well.
Add mashed yam and mix well. I use a fork; it’s so easy!
Add flour combined with other dry ingredients and nuts. Mix well.
Turn into a loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for about fifty minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
When cool, I make a little glaze with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 TBS orange juice. It adds a nice sheen to the top of the loaf.
Super delicious with an afternoon cuppa. My fave is ginger tea. Enjoy!
- This Flowchart Shows You If You’re Eating a Yam or a Sweet Potato (jeremiahtillman.wordpress.com)