American Elephants

Thanksgiving Leftovers: A Few Questions. by The Elephant's Child
November 29, 2014, 10:38 pm
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The White House menu for Thanksgiving dinner was published. The usual roast turkey, ham, cornbread stuffing (to each his own), and macaroni and cheese?  Is this a common side dish? Macaroni and cheese to me was always a budget dinner, but nothing special.

Cornbread stuffing seems to be a Southern specialty. Had it once, didn’t like it.

They also had six kinds of pie. Six!

Different strokes for different folks.

The New York Times published a list of the “Thanksgiving Recipes Googled in Every State.” The recipes are included, and it is fascinating to see the regional differences. Many look and sound delicious, and many sound just weird. Frog Eye Salad seems to be a favorite among Mormons. You have Dirt Pudding, Hot Brown, Ooey Gooey Bars, Pernil, and Cherry Yum Yum. Great fun and some of them really sound good.


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A belated Happy Birthday, by the way. My one experience with cornbread stuffing was by way of my uncle (by marriage’s) Cajun wife, who was otherwise known as a horrible cook, so you may be right. I do what is called a dry dressing: country style (or homemade) white bread, celery, onion, leaf sage, celery salt, pepper moistened with melted butter. I do occasionally make my father’s cornbread which undoubtedly came from his Southern grandmother. My mother always put oysters in the stuffing in the smaller end. Regional differences are fun. What I can’t handle is the Midwestern green bean casserole with canned fried onions.


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