Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This is my favorite time of year--loved ones, good food, and remembering what we are thankful for.
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I thought I'd share our menu with you guys. I know everyone has their own special meals that they prepare for Thanksgiving. We all have our favorite dishes we like to bring to the table; mine is yams (which I will share below). Enjoy your holiday and please share in the comments what's on your menu today!
Our Thanksgiving Feast
Fried Turkey: My hubby injects the birds with yummy flavors, takes them outside and deep fries them in a turkey fryer with peanut oil. It's dangerous, and I've heard the "turkey fryer debacles” but my hubby tries to be very careful, and since my hubby is accident prone--I pray.
Collard Greens: A yummy edible green plant that is seasoned with Lawry’s salt, salt, red peppers, and smoked turkey (or pork) is also added for flavor. They're boiled until tender and served--DELICIOUS!
Spiral Ham: We get it already cut and cooked. I just pour a little glaze (usually brown sugar) and add a few pineapples. Put it in the oven to reheat and....Viola!
Potato Salad: Cut up potatoes with Miracle Whip, sweet relish, boiled eggs, and onions. Serve it chilled--soooooo good (we usually make this for cookouts/BBQ's, but it was requested--it's my mom's signature dish)
Ribs: My oldest son is a pro on the grill, and he'll be cooking a few slabs (will go well with the potato salad by the way). My son makes the best ribs, and I'm not just saying that because he's my baby.
Yams: My dish--it's sweet potatoes, cut up into pieces and topped with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, white sugar, butter and vanilla flavoring (optional) everyone LOVES my yams--they're warm, sweet, and yummy!
Macaroni and Cheese (baked): My hubby's specialty--he adds about 7 different cheeses, with butter, milk, eggs, salt and pepper---it's baked in the oven on 375 until golden brown!
Green Beans and White Potatoes: self explanatory. Sometimes we add some smoked meat or bacon for flavor--so good!
We also have cheesecake (store bought) and sweet potato pie (made with love by Mommy) for dessert.
We will also have water, soda pop, and wine!
We're actually cooking now as I type this. The house is being filled with smells of Thanksgiving--cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar--my Mommmy is making the sweet potato pies tonight. I hope they make it until Thanksgiving dinner---but I'm not making any promises.....