Here in the South, we know how to eat. We may have our problems, but knowing how to cook good food is not one of ’em! Well, Thanksgiving is the Super Bowl of eating activities, and the South has developed some traditions of its own around this important meal. For all Texans new and old, its important to be aware of them. Every family has its own traditions, but there are some standards that will show up on most Southern tables in just a couple of weeks.
Here’s a list of some Southern Thanksgiving cookin’:
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Green Bean Casserole
- Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
- A Deep Fried Turkey (with cajun seasoning for East Texas and Louisiana)
- Some type of Cornbread dish (usually cornbread dressing)
- Cranberry Salad
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Sweet Potato Pie
While some Northerners may have had these back up north of the Mason-Dixon line, these can safely be called Southern staples. Of course, dinner rolls are also pretty typical. However, warm rolls for dinner may be considered simply American. The Southern trick is just add butter! Us Southerners – and Texans especially – are not afraid of a little butter to make sure the food goes down easier.
So, why don’t you add some of these dishes to your table if you’ve never tried them?!?
Of course, if you want to cook any of these delicious meals you can get started on your own Southern Thanksgiving by checking out Southern Living’s Thanksgiving Menu.
Texas Treats is just happy Thanksgiving is almost here! What’s your family’s Thanksgiving tradition??