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Weird question re sweet potatoes and Thanksgiving

rednails | Nov 9, 200910:14 AM

Here's the situation: My son and I are always invited to a dear friend's home for Thanksgiving. Her mom always made the glazed sweet potatoes, but is ill this year and can't make them. Friend and her hubby don't like sweet potatoes, so I am making them. I have at least 100 different recipes for sweet potatoes, including what my mother always made (mashed, rolled in cornflakes, topped with marshmallow or maraschino cherry). I will bring home all the leftover sweet potatoes.

Here's the question: What should I make? Should I try to replicate her mother's recipe so the other guests can have what they've always had? Should I make my mother's recipe, which altho very retro, I kinda miss (she hasn't cooked Tgiving in years)? Make something new or "modern"?

Due to the extended family nature of this gathering, there are usually 2 of everything: turkey w/stuffing, potatoes-regular and sweet, dessert (her sister and hubby excel at this), hors d'oeuvres, etc. So I'm not worried if people don't want seconds!

Help me, chowhounds, and vote for your favorite idea. I just don't know what to do.

Many thanks!

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