November 26, 2013
Once again, I will be hosting Thanksgiving. One day, I’ll be brave enough to insist we pot-luck the day, but since I haven’t gotten there yet, all of the cooking falls on me. And so begins what I like to refer to as The Anxiety-Riddled Holiday Season.
You know what helps stress? Food. In particular, comfort food. And cheese. So it’s a good thing my Southern-style Thanksgiving menu is full of casseroles.
Healthy? No. Delicious? Oh, yeah.
Turkey – Because it’s Thanksgiving.
Dressing – We’re talking cast iron skillet cornbread dressing. Because it’s Thanksgiving.
Hashbrown Casserole – Better than Cracker Barrel’s. Guaranteed.
Green Bean Casserole – Not the kind with cream of mushroom and fried onions. Trust me, you’re going to want this recipe.
Macaroni and Cheese – If you’re a fan of cheese, you’ll hear angels sing. Not to brag, but lives have changed after eating my mac-n-cheese.
Creamed Corn Casserole – It’s just plain good.
Deviled Eggs – Where one or more gather in the South, let there be deviled eggs.
Rolls – Carbs. Need I say more?
Pecan Pie – See deviled eggs. Same reason applies to pecan pie.
Pumpkin Pie – I refuse – REFUSE – to have a Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie. In the past, I have been known to pitch a fit until one appeared. You may say that’s ridiculous. I say that’s dedication to Thanksgiving.
Peach Cobbler – I have the most ridiculously easy cobbler recipe that has ever existed. Three ingredients, y’all.