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So if you’ve been following her for a while you know that I am participating in a program to help Walmart spread the word that they are doing something new to help moms (and dads) find quick meal solutions for their families.   Each week they feature certain ingredients to grab and go so that you can pick them up and cook up some dinner without any planning at all.  I’ll let you in on the ingredients and what Walmart suggests you make this week…and I’ll share my tips on how to spice it up and make it WHOLESOME! Here’s what they’re offering this week:

  • Sugary Sam Cut Yams (29 oz) $1.32
  • Kraft Jet-Puffed Mini Marshmallows $0.84
  • Great Value Light Brown Sugar (2 lbs) $1.58
  • Del Monte Cut Green Beans (14.5 oz) $0.67
  • French Fried Onion
  • Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup (10.34 oz)
  • Ocean Spray Jelly Cranberry Sauce (16 oz)  $0.88
  • Betty Crocker Pumpkin Cookie

Lots of great buys on the stuff you need to set your Thanksgiving dinner table!   This year I’ll be having Thanksgiving with my family at my grandmother’s house.  Four generations will be sitting around the table eating our traditional Thanksgiving dishes.  Our Thanksgiving is a very southern, home-cooked, meal including a big turkey with cornbread dressing and homemade giblet gravy, asparagus casserole, squash casserole, sweet potato casserole, and homemade cranberry sauce (not a thing like that canned stuff!).

So, for our family Thanksgiving dinner I’d switch up the canned yams for fresh sweet potatoes to make sweet potato casserole.  Here’s our family recipe:

Sweet Potato Casserole:

4 or 5 sweet potatoes, peeled
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup organic milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 stick organic butter

2 cups rice Krispies (or corn flakes)
1/2 stick organic butter (melted)
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup pecans
1 cup mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and chop the sweet potatoes and boil them until soft. Drain off the water and mash well. Add the rest of the casserole ingredients and mix well. But into a baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 20 or 25 minutes (until warmed through).

Mix together all the topping ingredients except the marshmallows. Put topping and marshmallows on top of the casserole alternating a stripe of cereal topping than a stripe of marshmallows. Bake for 15 minutes longer or until brown.

This post is part of a series on Making Meals Easier for Mom (Meal Solutions).  I hope you love it as much as I do!  Follow me and my fellow Walmart Moms, Jenn at Frugal Upstate, Heather at The Domestic Diva, and Lori at My Wooden Spoon, to get a fresh take on a new meal plan each week.  Walmart has provided me with compensation and a gift card in return for this post. Participation in this program is voluntary.  All opinions are my own.