Have you started your Thanksgiving meal plans? I was shopping yesterday and everything was Christmas, Christmas, Christmas. I absolutely refuse to decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and Mr. D and I have celebrated it together for 46 years. I remember how frantic holidays could be when we were first married and both sets of in-laws wanted us to spend the day with them. They lived about two hours from each other so it was hard to do that. This year he and I will spend Thanksgiving alone together. Some people might think that is a little sad but we are looking forward to it. I will not be putting pressure on myself to make sure the meal is absolutely perfect. We will have a meal with our favorites prepared the way we like them.
Last month when we visited Duke University I realized I had a cookbook from the congregation of the Duke University Chapel. I came home and started browsing through the book and there are some really good recipes in it. I love this cranberry sauce and I think I can make it with Splenda so it will be good for Mr. D too. I think the recipe is great because you can make it ahead of time and just serve it on Thanksgiving.
Our Thanksgiving meal is a mix of dishes we have enjoyed in the past and new dishes to accompany our favorites. Even though Mr. D will always ask for chicken, cornbread dressing, yams and deviled eggs, I am thankful that he is open to some new and different dishes for the day.
I will continue to share Southern side dishes with you until turkey day. Thanks for stopping by.