Gobble, Gobble: Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Posted by on November 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving!  I was somewhat of a picky eater as a kid, and I always loved Thanksgiving because it was one of the few meals where I absolutely loved the entire menu!! (Luckily, I discovered when I left my small country town that I am not really a picky eater!  I eat Indian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, Greek, Lebanese, Italian, French, German, Caribbean, etc.  And I am pretty much open to trying any type of food.  It turns out that I just don't like Southern food!) But Thanksgiving is still a favorite menu for me.  Different people have different ideas of the perfect Thanksgiving meal.  Some do lasagna, some do steak.  Ours is the traditional:  turkey, ham, dressing, sweet potato casserole, ambrosia, cranberry sauce, green beans and then pecan pie for dessert-- yummy! And who wouldn't love a holiday that encourages everyone to take an inventory, think about their blessings, and be thankful?  And it doesn't require you to buy anyone any gifts! Sweet! So wherever you are today, and whatever menu you choose to eat, I hope you are happy and surrounded with love.  I hope you have many things in life that you are thankful for.  As for me, I am blessed beyond measure.  I am thankful for my amazing husband, my awesome son, and my incredible family and friends.  I am thankful for this fantastic new career adventure, and I am thankful for each and every one of you reading this and supporting my efforts.  Happy Thanksgiving!
Hot Biscuits Thanksgiving Day

Hot Biscuits

Green Bean Delight Thanksgiving Day

Green Bean Delight

Shredded Parmesan Thanksgiving Day

Shredded Parmesan

Heavenly Ambrosia Thanksgiving Day

Heavenly Ambrosia

Sweet Potato Casserole Thanksgiving Day

Sweet Potato Casserole--One of my favorite things!

Deep-Fried Turkey Thanksgiving Day

Deep-Fried Turkey

Turkey Coma, Anyone? Thanksgiving Day

Turkey Coma, Anyone?

Turkey, Dressing, and Cranberry Sauce Thanksgiving Day

Turkey, Dressing, and Cranberry Sauce

Giblet Gravy and Deviled Eggs Thanksgiving Day

Giblet Gravy and Deviled Eggs (oh, yeah, I hate deviled eggs!)

Set the Table Thanksgiving Day

Set the Table

Plethora of Delicious Thanksgiving Day

Plethora of Delicious

Pecan Fudge Thanksgiving Day

Pecan Fudge

Lemon Meringue Pie Thanksgiving Day

Lemon Meringue Pie


9 Responses to Gobble, Gobble: Happy Thanksgiving Day!

  1. John

    Great post. Great day. Great food.

  2. Michael O'Feild

    Great pics Leslie. Remember the definition of “forever” is a 20lb turkey and only two people to eat it. That is why I smoked a whole fryer using the beer can chicken method.

    • The Goddess Howe

      Yeah, by the end of the leftovers I am happy we only cook Thanksgiving dinner once a year!

  3. A

    I am always amazed at u as a person..you always give of yourself, your many accomplishments, your travels, and your very diverse interests…however this one time I am thoroughly disappointed..I might even question our friendship. you seriously don’t like deviled eggs? I’m not certain I can come to terms with this…but I will give it time ;). Hope u had a blessed Thanksgiving.

    • The Goddess Howe

      For you, my friend, I would try to eat them. Do they serve those in Mexico???

  4. Kris

    Sorry this is so late but i am just getting to all of your posts now. I am so glad we have been friends for so many years i dont know what i would do without friends like you. I love you and miss u very much and i am so happy for you. You are the best friend ever.

  5. Diddy

    Well, I’m glad we had at least one meal besides pizza that you enjoyed.

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