Roasting (and mashing) some SweetTaters

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.