I was reading a novel yesterday which made reference to "mashed sweet potato with pineapple" as a side dish which was demanded of a cook in 1930's Mexico.
Today in 2013 U.S.A., inspired by the novel, I cooked and mashed up some sweet potato with (canned) crushed pineapple, (canned pineapple bits would also work).
Pretty darn good!
Indeed "Very darn good".
But please, for the sake of domestic harmony, do a trial run before you introduce this at your Thanksgiving Table!
The novel is the outstanding "The Lacuna" by Barbara Kingsolving (Harper 2009).
But then again, aren't all of her novels outstanding?