This Week in Janice: Sweet Potato Casserole Explained

3 Dec

From: Claire



To: Janice

Subj: Sweet potato casserole

I told Molly and Mazall about the sweet potato casserole dish and they had never heard of it. Mazall said that marshmallows and vegetables should never mix (a fair point, although in this case she’s mistaken). Molly says she’s from Georgia and she’s never heard of it. But her family is Greek. Can you please explain where the dish came from so people will stop making fun of it?

From: Janice

To: Claire

Since one can not “copyright” recipes, this recipe is my own creation. What their mothers don’t do that too?? (Oooo- that private girls school Southern b*tchiness rears up at the strangest times. Don’t bother me– I am mid contract negotiations!) Take care, Love, MOM

From: Janice

To: Claire

In honor of you, I have decided to name this recipe : “Little Monkey’s Sweet Potato Casserole”- (Banana- Monkey- get it?) how about that? Take care, Love, MOM


8 Responses to “This Week in Janice: Sweet Potato Casserole Explained”

  1. mazall December 3, 2009 at 6:23 pm #

    i… just…i’ve covered all of my points on this topic too many times. there is nothing left to say, except that this will STILL never be acceptable in my book.

  2. Molly December 4, 2009 at 1:30 am #


  3. Cara December 4, 2009 at 1:42 am #

    How can anyone NOT know about sweet potato casserole with marshmallows?!?! It was a staple in my house for Thanksgiving. Well, until that one year when my mom switch recipes and now has brown sugar and pecans on top instead of marshmallow. But regardless – they both taste kinda like candy to me.

    Also – Google Image search of sweet potato casserole shows that most people put marshmallows on top. I also Googled “why do people put marshmallows on sweet potatoes.” One reply: “uhh, cause they’re delicious!” I agree…

  4. Claire December 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm #

    pineapple on pizza works. fried egg on pizza. chocolate mole sauce.

  5. Molly December 8, 2009 at 3:01 am #

    all of those things are gross.

    • Mm July 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

      You probably like burger king or McDonald’s huh? yea I bet you like eating that . Good home made mole is one of gods gifts to mankind. There is nothing gross about pineapples on pizza. Geese what will you think of Japanese topping pizza with fish.

  6. Kate January 12, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

    My mom makes this too… we used to call it “sweet potato casserole” but now we call it “the burning of rome” as the last 3 holidays in a row have resulted in the dish being pulled from the oven with 45 marshmallows flaming simultaneously. Kinda like a Lady Gaga concert.


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