Mashed Potatoes & Candied Yams

I started my holiday baking today. We’re seeing one side of the family over Thanksgiving, and usually have a little “christmas” with them so we don’t have to ship things later on. It makes for a busy November, but it’s nice to celebrate with each side of the family individually. But as I was baking some pumpkin gingerbread to give away, I was thinking about all the yummy holiday foods we enjoy with each side of the family. One side has a typical New England meal, with turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, butternut squash, turnip, creamed onions, cold apple cider…. the other has a Southern meal with turkey and dressing (yes, there really is a difference), mashed potatoes and gravy, yellow squash casserole, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole….

Plus. There’s always much more food than we can eat at either place. Isn’t that something to be exceedingly grateful for? We have such an abundance of food here in America! We rarely go hungry. Be thankful for that. Be thankful you have enough food that you need to think about dieting or counting calories. Be thankful you can eat till you’re stuffed.

And be thankful for what you’re eating! Here are ten things I am looking forward to savoring over Thanksgiving and Christmas:

151. Apple cider
152. Cranberry sauce
153. Sweet potato casserole
154. Yellow squash casserole
155. Butternut squash
156. Creamed onions
157. Turkey and stuffing
158. Brown ‘n’ serve rolls
159. Mom’s cranberry bread
160. Pumpkin pie and coffee

What are your favorite Thanksgiving/Christmas foods?


1 thought on “Mashed Potatoes & Candied Yams

  1. Hope to see you soon my mashed potato and candied yam lady!!!!!
    your cousin Elizabeth from the north!!!!

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