The Broke and the Bookish! This weeks topic is a Thanksgiving freebie, so I'm electing to share with you some of my favorite holiday dishes.
Turkey - Obviously, you can't go wrong with a nice juicy slice topped with a little gravy.
Roadkill Deer in Buffalo Juice - I swear that this isn't nearly as bad as it sounds! One year my uncle slow roasted venison in his gigantic homemade hog-roaster. I'm not all that much of a venison person, but it actually turned out to be really delicious and surprised everybody. My dad was actually the one who christened it... still have no idea where the "buffalo" came from since it wasn't spicy at all.
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy - A staple. When it comes to the gravy, though, I'm thinking of my grandma's. I've never seen any gravy exactly like hers and I doubt you have either. When it's piping hot, it behaves like you'd expect it to, but as it begins to cool it begins to take on major Jell-o qualities, and was lovingly nicknamed "90 Weight" by dad due to its cooling viscosity. Although when it's reheated, it does retake the appropriate consistency.
Green Bean Casserole - Any excuse to get my hands on this really.
Stuffing - The homemade kind in particular.
Sweet Potato Casserole - Light on the marshmallows for me.
Glazed Carrots - Not too crunchy and not too soft.
Creamed Corn - I like this, but I will only eat it at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
Pumpkin Pie - I will gladly have pumpkin pie any time of the year, but I have to have it at Thanksgiving.
Custard Pie - My aunt makes absolutely wonderful custard pie. I hope she'll bring some to this year's Thanksgiving dinner.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving dinner dishes? What are you thankful for this year?