Boy do I love this time of year! I can almost sense the good spirit in the air. After surviving Halloween, it was now time to enjoy my Thanksgiving with my family back home in Louisiana.
So what did we make for Thanksgiving this year (or more like what did I make seeing how my dad is not at his best and my step mom is recovering from foot surgery)? Well we had a delicious southern menu set up that's for sure!
First off we had our turkey, deep fried in hog lard and seasoned with a Cajun injectable marinade beforehand. It tasted like cracklins, and if you've never had cracklins I suggest you look it up and special order some asap! Of course we also had to have
a honey glazed ham, just in case.
Now for our sides we had my favorite Campbell's green bean casserole (I could eat the whole tray by myself), sweet tater casserole with a pecan crumble on top, green rice (broccoli and cheese rice--my dad's request), a tossed salad with my step mom's special
and most requested dressing, dirty rice, and home made dinner rolls.
Now for dessert I made 2 of my favorite fall pie recipes off of here--sweet tater pie and pumpkin pie. Both turned out excellent. My dad contributed with a store bought apple pie, but we won't go there. Lol. It was still good, but I'm on this home made
Anyway, after stuffing my face and spending two wonderful days back home with family, it was time to come back home and leave my family (and all that food!!) behind. I still have some ingredients here at the house though, so I might just make a second
Thanksgiving for my household. Just don't tell anybody. :)