Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Southern Thanksgiving

Jared and I drove to Memphis for Thanksgiving weekend, as I mentioned earlier. Thanksgiving Day actually took place in a small town called Booneville, Mississippi. We ate with all of Jared's relatives on his mom's side.

This was the first year I discovered a TRUE Southern Thanksgiving. Last year was pretty close, but this year was ALL OUT Southern!!! Keep in mind, that like most of you, I am used to a traditional turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie type meal.

Behold, a southern Thanksgiving feast: ( I better put labels on some of these things)
Of course, there was a turkey.
& Collard Greens

& Sweet Potato Casserole

& Black Eyed Peas



& Cornbread Stuffing

& Macaroni and Cheese


& Green Beans, southern style (add grease)

& Pecan Pie
Absent: Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Pumpkin Pie, Green Bean Casserole, Jello Salads
It wasn't what I'm used to, but it really was a great experience that I'm thankful I had!!!
Have any of you experienced a Thanksgiving like this?

7 comments:

adorable pearsons said...

Oh man, I think I was meant to live in the south. My mouth is watering! We got your adorable CHristmas card! THANK YOU! It made my day. Little Noah is so darling!

Becky Bean said...

Now THAT'S a Thanksgiving! Booneville's in my home stake--are his family members..cuz we probably know them!

Becky Bean said...

Sad! I don't know them! I'm not from Booneville...I'm from Starkville, but I miss the South so much! I hope you're enjoying it!

Kallie said...

no green jello with cheese on top??? geez, you're definitely not in Utah anymore!

Kallie said...

PS 37 days until I see you and my mister!

Shantelle said...

Courtney-
Can I get your address? I'm finally getting around to Christmas cards and would love to send you one! Email me at ballroomqueen@hotmail.com. Thanks!
-Shantelle

Scotty and Chels said...

I love that you put a picture of all the food! Sounds like a fun Thanksgiving experience. I've always wondered what collard greens are!