While looking for persimmon bread, I found this recipe for Mary Patillo’s casserole.

It is true that it has nothing to do with persimmons of any kind. I just bought some sweet potatoes and was remembering just how good a cook Mary was. I though that you might like it instead. This recipe feeds 10-12 people so you might want to cut it in half for a family of 4.

7 cups of finely grated raw sweet potatoes
4 eggs
1 cup raisins
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon orange juice
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup brown sugar or honey
2 cups water

Directions: Mix all ingredients. Pour into 1-1/2 quart greased casserole dish. Cover and bake at 350 F. degrees for one hour. Remove cover and continue baking for 15 minutes longer.

I just can’t help myself and I must tell you to add to this dish’s dinner a green onion stuffed pork chop for each person, some green rice and hot rolls.

Don’t ask me if this combination is good for you. It is just something I like. You could add a small lettuce and tomato salad.

That’s good for you and adds color to your dinner.

Call me when you get it ready and I will be right over. It is Gooder’n Syrup. Von