I hope everyone has had a great Thanksgiving. Today was full of food and family. Ed and I are recuperating from our trip to Tennessee. So I will make this brief… here are five things you will find when you attend Thanksgiving on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
|My Thanksgiving Plate|
|Pecan Pie at the Dessert Table |
|My Mother's Sweet Potato Pie|
- Come as you are and sit where you like. When someone mentions a sitting arrangement or children's table I have to laugh. Neither my family nor any other on the coast I know have a set seating arrangement.
- Forget the pumpkin, we have sweet potato and pecan pie. I do not know why southerns prefer sweet potato to pumpkin, but I am not complaining!
- Lunch time is preferable to eating later. When it comes to southern Thanksgiving, we eat earlier to allow more time for leftovers.
- Fried turkey is fantastic. The Hornsby clan has had several Thanksgiving gatherings where the bird goes into the oil after being injected with cajun flavor. Creates a nice juicy treat.
- Seafood is part of the side dishes. Seafood is included in the side dishes, and it is a great tradition. Our favorites are oyster dressing and seafood gumbo!
|Little Vintage Charm at my Great Grandmother's House |
Labels: Pie, Southern Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Traditions