Sunday, November 23, 2008

Favorite Thanksgiving food

So what about Thanksgiving dinner makes your mouth water? I don't particularly like turkey so that's not it at all. Now of course us Southerners have found a way to make turkey (which is fairly good for you and not too fattening) full of fat and down right delicious....DEEP FRY THAT BIRD!!! If you haven't had deep-fried turkey you are missing out. Yummy....

Now my favorite dishes at Thanksgiving are:
1-Ham...I love ham...anyway you make it. My aunt has this great recipe (which I need to get from her) for baking the ham with is very juicy and yummy.
2-Potato salad made by my Aunt will NEVER taste any better potato salad period
3-Veggies....I'm a veggie person (not a vegetarian but I think I eat more veggies than meat). I just love some good ole butter bean, field peas, corn, string beans, collards, etc
4-Sweet potato cassorole....I actually make this (which is unusual because I hate to cook). The recipe is just too simple and the dish ends up tasting almost like dessert.
5- Pecan pie....just had over the whole pie and no one will get hurt!

So....what do you look forward to eating on Thursday? What's your favorite recipe....will you share?

Here is the sweet potato cassorole recipe:
*3 cups sweet potato (you can cook the sweet potatoes but I have found that the canned version works just as well)
* 1 cup of sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 cup of butter melted

Mix all together and put in baking dish

*2-3 cups of choppe pecans
* 1 cup of brown sugar
* 1/2 cup of butter (not melted)
*1/4 cup of flour

Mix all together and spread over top of sweet potato mixture
Cook for 30 minutes at 350 degrees



Voice On The Wind said...

Wow. That dish sounds yummy!

We celebrated Thanksgiving last year. I did the whole Pumpkin Pie thing and everything!
My Sister from the US sent me the canned Pumpkin mix.
We all got on Google Talk and celebrated the holiday together across the oceans. (me being in Oz and all)
This year she has to work...but it was fun to do. Gosh. A whole year has gone by already. WOW.
God bless you and I hope and pray you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

jen said...

oh I can not WAIT for sweet potatoes!!!

And you've been tagged on my blog!

kodiacbear said...

deep fried turkey?? are you kidding me?? but the sweet potatoes--yeah I can make them for the boys--and I'll let you know how they turned out. Love you!