Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday Pinterest Inspiration {Thanksgiving Style}

{I am thankful for my southern raising.  I am thankful that my grandmother taught my mom how to cook a good home cooked meal, and that she passed along the secrets to me.  I am thankful that my family still gathers around the same table every holiday to celebrate our forefathers.}  
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With this special holiday less than 8 days away, I wanted to give you a taste of my favorite holiday traditions.  With the large and extended family I have, each year I get to indulge in two-three Thanksgiving meals.  Poor me, right?!  Needless to say, a lot of napping happens in the aftermath!  My family tends to stick with southern tradition for this gathering, but there are no complaints here.

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Deep fried turkey is my absolute most favorite part of Thanksgiving tradition.  I don't know who started this tradition or why, but I am thankful.  A good basting with the right herbs and seasoning can give any bird a killer taste {no pun intended}.  The skin is crispy and flavorful, while the turkey is juicy and moist.  YUM!

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I think it is a southern sin to have a Thanksgiving meal without cornbread dressing...and no one makes this like my grandmother did!  It pairs perfectly with the turkey and brown gravy.  Make ya wanna slap yo mama!

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Green bean casserole.  There is not a better way to have green beans.  Don't get me wrong, I love steamed green beans, but casseroles are the way to go around the holidays!  Easy, peasy, pie, and OH so good!

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Squash casserole.  Need I say anymore?  This is my mom's specialty casserole for our meal every year.  She makes the best with lots of squash, cheese, and Ritz crackers!

There is nothing better than gathering around a table with those that you love to celebrate the Pilgrims' good harvest.  It truly is the season to be especially thankful and count our many blessings.  My husband's family has a tradition of going around the table and simply saying what it is you are most thankful for.  Sometimes it's hard just to only name a few off of my mile long list.

What are you most thankful for this holiday season?  What are some of your family's Thanksgiving traditions?


Emily said...

I love all of your thanksgiving themed pins! I'm a new follower!

Sarah said...

Ah, now I'm hungry! I've never had a deep fried turkey before but it sounds amazing!! I'm gonna have to try that one year.

Love your blog....newest follower :)

All Glam Things said...

Can't wait for Thanksgiving! I'm totally loving your blog! I 'd love if you visited my blog for multiple posts on all things fashion and style. I'm following you, I hope you'll do the same. Thanks so much.

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