It’s that time again, and inquiring minds would like to know what your family traditions are for Thanksgiving. Let’s talk about whether we do a traditional New England meal or Cajun Cuisine or just some Down the Bayou Family Favorites!
I’ll get the ball rolling with ours.
Having grown up in North Louisiana, we typically had the turkey, cornbread dressing, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato casserole meal. Once I moved to South Louisiana and married a Houma Indian, that changed. Well, it not so much changed, as I had to prepare two meals—one traditional and one bayou style.
My husband won’t eat turkey. He says that’s the ugliest bird to walk the earth, and since they don’t have any down this bayou, his ancestors would not have put one on their Thanksgiving table. Instead, the Houma Indians used what was in abundance. At this time of year, that’s oysters!
In addition to traditional fare, I also fry freshly-shucked oysters and serve them with home-cooked white beans and rice!
And let’s not forget everyone’s favorite replacement for pumpkin pie . . .
Now, it’s your turn to share!
And what warms the heart more during the holidays than family photos?
Photos of the new pets. This is “Butch”, Termite’s new puppy. His big brothers gave it to him with strict instructions on how to train him (yea, right?) and not ruin him (yea right again!).
Look how faithful, lying on Termite’s hunting boots.
This is his pensive, thoughtful look. He was quite a poser . . .
until TiDu came along and spoiled his moment in the spotlight. She is not jealous at all, no, not one bit!
Well, I must need to have my head examined having four people and two dogs living in this camp.
Have a great day and try not to overindulge!