Real weddings and celebrations, planning tips and tricks, entertaining and lifestyle inspiration, and behind the scenes of CSE

welcome to the cse blog

More Categories

lifestyle + entertaining



find us elsewhere

Browse Posts


Browse Posts



Browse Posts


A Southern-Style Thanksgiving Menu

Lifestyle + Entertaining

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.


  1. Sugar Scientist

    November 26th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    This sounds amazing. Can I come to your Thanksgiving? I am NOT a fan of Thanksgiving foods, but macaroni and cheese? Creamed corn? Green beans WITHOUT cream of mushroom soup? Count me in!

  2. Ruth

    November 28th, 2013 at 4:34 am

    That is a big menu. And you are so brave for undertaking it all. I have no clue what I am cooking yet. But I am only cooking for myself.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

a little sweet, a little sassy, and a whole lot of pretty.

Follow along