Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What do you eat on Thanksgiving Day?

I am a southern girl, born and raised in Texas.
Central Texas, and now I live in {sort of} North Texas.
I have celebrated almost every Thanksgiving with my side of the family.
Gary has been really sweet about every year packing up and going to my parents. They don't live very far from us, so luckily we drive there and back in one day. I'm quite sure that one day he will want to do something different for Thanksgiving, so I will understand if he wants to change it up. I will just consider myself lucky that he is so cool about the current arrangement.
One thing I'm pretty sure will stay the same is the menu.
I had no idea that other people across the country don't eat the same things we eat on Thanksgiving day.
Here is what we eat :

Oven Roasted Turkey
Cornbread Dressing
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes with marshmallow topping
Green Bean Casserole
Corn Casserole
Cranberry Sauce of some sort
Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie
What do you eat?
Is my menu considered Southern?


Unknown said...

Hmmm, your menu has southern tendencies for sure :)

My Louisiana Thanksgiving menue:
Fried Turkey (with cajun injector seasoning)

Green bean casserole

Merlington stuffed with shrimp and dirty rice

roast and gravy


sweet peas

mississippi mud

pecan pie

pumpkin pie

YUMMMY--> can't wait!

Summer said...

Almost the exact same thing...but, we also have ham, chocolate pie, banana pudding, spinach salad and a few other desserts thrown in for good measure..haha...

Emily said...

I'm from GA and we're all about cornbread stuffing and pecan pie here! Don't tell anyone, but I actually don't like pecan pie! I'm all about anything pumpkin though.

lsnellings said...

That sounds pretty southern to me. And right up my husband's alley! Unfortunately for him, Thanksgiving is the one day of the year that I shun my Alabama roots!

shortmama said...

Your Thanksgiving sounds very traditional to me...and delicious!

Just Add Walter said...

I think as long as you have a couple of different casseroles it is considered southern enough!!

French Lover said...

Aww that sounds delicious ! I've never had any Thanksgiving food before (I'm French) but every year I'm dying to try it !