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Nov 22, 2008

Twice as Nice - Our 2 TG dinners!

We're back from a quick trip to visit with my parents in MS. Sunday we shared an early Thanksgiving meal: turkey, dressing, chicken & dumplings, black eyed peas, turnip greens, and sweet potato souffle. My mother makes the best chicken & dumplings and cornbread dressing. (This is my plate. Forget the turkey-I'll take the sides!)

Today I will be cleaning house, and prepping for our TG meal. It will just be the 5 of us here for an early dinner and then later in the day our wonderful friends from NC will be dropping by for a visit. Guitar Girl's beau will be making an appearance, also.

Tomorrow's menu: deep fried turkey (our neighbor deep fries his and ours - Thanks, neighbor!), cornbread dressing, sweet potato souffle, corn, vegetable saute, and mashed potatoes (for my boys).
We'll have dessert when our friends arrive: fresh apple cake & ice cream (for the birthday girl), cookies & cheesecake. There will also be a puff pastry appetizer available for snacking.

How do you prefer to prepare your bird? Baked, smoked or fried? (Sounds like the title for a reality show, huh?) Do Tell!


  1. oh oh can i please head to your house, it sounds so yummy!!!! we are celebrating tonight because dh is leaving tomorrow afternoon to go visit his parents and family in Holland, but your menu sounds delectable...

    I prefer my bird Baked!!! Woohoo Butterball

    Happy Thanksgiving

  2. My mama lives in Pascagoula, Mississippi. It took me months to learn how to spell the name of the town when I sent her letters!!!
    I love a fried turkey, but I guess baked is my alltime favorite. I am baking tonight. I am taking 2 cakes to the Rescue Mission and some cupcakes for their Thanksgiving dinner. I am a prayer counselor (volunteer) and I love doing it. I have such a love for God's people and I LOVE to feed them food too! I love to cook. thanks for your blog, its great!
    Happy Thanksgiving again!

  3. You're making me hungry!!! We've had our bird all ways, and I don't care as long as some else cooks it! My brother is making it for tomorrow and it's sure to be yummy.

  4. What yummy food!! That's the way to celebrate a holiday - spread it out. :)