I hope y’all had a wonderful and spirited Thanksgiving! My family and I have a lot to be thankful for and is the reason we give thanks each day. I love to see this time of year come, but we all know what’s to follow: shopping chaos. My sister and I had three guests over (including mama) and had a fab dinner on Thursday. For the last 5 years a belle has prepared dinner at our home.
Our mama is so proud that we cook like her and the funny part is that we learned at a young age. Learning to cook like our mama is what makes the holidays even more special. We have all of her recipes down in our heads and will not give them away.
We didn’t wait until the last minute to cook (a bulk of our food was prepared beforehand & then frozen). I wanted to rest on Thanksgiving and enjoy my food without rush–this is exactly what I did. I sipped on the fab pineapple fruit punch drink that Shermika made and enjoyed our company. We didn’t cook a lot of food, but it was divine. You’d expect nothing less from a belle!
It’s so funny now, but it wasn’t at the time: our corn bread muffins were cooked on the bottom rack and burned a little.
We had mac ‘n cheese, dressing, collard greens, candied-yams, and ham. We are most def not the turkey family unless it’s smoked. Ahhh the thought of a smoked turkey leg makes me shimmy!
One thing I can say is that we weren’t going to wash many dishes, so we pulled out the fancy Chinet paper plates. Oh how I envy y’all that have decent guests that offer to help clean the kitchen!
We got our greens from a local family farmer’s market and needless to say, we have plenty left for Christmas. They are cleaned and stored in the freezer waiting to come out in a few weeks. Take a look at the rest of our photos including a few prep pics and our desserts: homemade apple pie (I made) and real red velvet cake (Shermika made)!