Got all of the grocery shopping finished up today and there are now two beautiful turkeys stashed away in the fridge, resting peacefully until roasting day.
But while I have a minute (or 120), I'm going to get the sweet potatoes roasted up. I just wrap them in foil (two per pouch) and bake them for 2 hours at 300 degrees. I wasn't even planning on doing sweet potatoes, but walking through Whole Foods I got this craving for some mashed sweet potatoes so after these are roasted, I'll skin them and mash them up with maybe a little maple syrup, browned butter and some thyme. I'll let you know. Creme fraiche would be nice in there too.
And I can't even tell you how good these came out. If you like mashed sweet potatoes, you've gotta do this. After your potatoes come out of the oven and they cool just a bit, the peels will slide right off. Put the sweet potatoes into a stand mixer with the whip attachment and add 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 6 tablespoons of melted butter, the leaves from 4 sprigs of thyme and 1/2 cup of creme fraiche. Whip until everything's combined and your sweet potatoes are all whippy and you won't even believe how good. I'm going to wish I made a lot more of these. I'll post an official recipe in just a bit.