Be Prepared…To Loosen Your Belt Buckle

It’s National Preparedness Month, so naturally, you’ve restocked your emergency kit, reviewed your family’s disaster and evacuation plans, and feel confident in your ability to survive the zombie apocalypse, right?

Not to worry, you have all weekend to get prepared – and more.

In celebration of Preparedness Month, we’re delighted to share a recipe from The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services Cookbook (yes this exists), which is chock-full of comfort food recipes used by Salvation Army personnel and volunteers to serve communities in need in the aftermath of disaster.

Rich in calories and nostalgic of family gatherings, comfort food is one of the best initial remedies for families and individuals in flux after a disaster strikes.

This particular recipe just might amp you up for the upcoming fall season and all of its pumpkin and spice glory. As an aside, my grandmother always says you can never have too much vanilla. Even though this recipe doesn’t call for it, I say why not?

Happy Friday!


Sweet Potato Soufflé

3 C mashed sweet potatoes

1 C. sugar

½ tsp. salt

2 eggs

1/3 C. butter

½ C. milk


1 C. brown sugar

1/3 C. flour

1/3 C. butter

1 C. pecans

Combine all ingredients except the eggs. Beat in eggs one at a time. Pour into casserole dish. Make topping by melting butter and adding sugar, flour and pecans. Spread on top of casserole. Bake 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Serves 20!