Holiday Favorites

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your holiday dinners
Stay off your thighs!


Over the river and through the woods – is literally how we now get to Gramma’s house.  My mom, bless her heart, bought herself 10 acres of farm land last year, out in the middle of no-where.  It is beautiful and everything she’s ever dreamed of (minus a house, a barn, a few farm animals and a few of the things that we’ve all come to expect in our every day lives.)

For Thanksgiving this year, we’ll all meet out at “the farm” and the usual feeding frenzy of turkey, stuffing and an array of creamed vegetables will be devoured.  We’ll all then go outside to stand around a fire pit of some sort until we’re at the point where we can squeeze in a few more bites of food. . . dessert this time.

Our traditional thanksgiving meal isn’t all that unusual from most everyone else’s, (even though my husband wants to have a “steak & seafood” thanksgiving one year, which we all feel is a GREAT idea – we just haven’t come up with a plan on how to afford to feed 20 – 30 people on steak & seafood yet).

If your at all curious or are in need of something different, check out our menu and see if anything strikes your fancy.  Plus, following this list are a few new recipes I’ve found that I think would make a great addition.


 leave your OWN favorite holiday concoctions!

  • Smoked Turkey
  • Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Broccoli, Rice & Cheese Casserole
  • Mam-maw’s Cornbread Stuffing
  • Mom’s Potato Rolls
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes with Mini-Marshmallows
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pecan Pie

More Holiday Favorites . . .

Plus a few cooking and holiday entertaining tips, brought to you by CHOW

  • Need to know how to carve a turkey?  This little video is actually quite interesting and I actually learnded – “I was DOING IT ALL WRONG!”  Surely your doing it right . . . RIGHT???
  • How to seat your dinner guest.  I never really worried about this before, but this handy little video makes a lot of sense and sounds like fun too.  I’ll bet YOU didn’t know . . .
  • How to loosen your pants . . . yes, there is proper etiquette to doing this while your still at the table (plus the responses to this little tutorial is hilarious!)

Those are the links I’m going to give you for now.  Once you get there you’ll find all sorts of interesting articles to take up a few hours of your time reading.  Trust me, it took me an hour just to finish this post – ppfftt!


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