Sunday, December 10, 2006

My first Southern Thanksgiving

Wow, It has been forever since I posted. So sorry folks!
The holidays are keeping me more than busy. I work at a catering company so I have been working over time with all the holiday parties! Fun!

For Thanksgiving we drove to the Ozarks and I spent my first Thanksgiving with my boyfriend's family. I love to cook and they do not so I volunteered to do dinner. I did question my own sanity once or twice especially because they are from the south and I am a "Yankee" born and bread. I actually had a great time! They love to eat so I felt appreciated and it was nice to cook for a family again. My family are all into cooking and they are farmers so Thanksgiving is by far the most important holiday for us. I have missed doing all that cooking in the last few years.

My New England Thanksgiving Menu with a few southern specialties thrown in:

Roast Turkey with Apple Raisin stuffing
Stuffed Winter Squash
Golden mashed potatoes with Gravy
Baby lima beans
Maple syrup glazed sweet potatoes
Mom's old fashioned dinner rolls

Apple Cranberry pie
Pumpkin pie
Pecan pie
Coconut Cream pie
Caramel pie
Key Lime pie

As you can see the pie was half the dinner!
Everyone enjoyed the food and a good time was had by all.
Not too shabby for my first Thanksgiving with Mein Gummibaer's family and a testament to my adjustment to the south, I think.

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