POPSUGAR Food

A Thanksgiving Menu That Offers Southern Hospitality

Nov 20 2013 - 6:30am

Want to add some flair to the same old Thanksgiving dinner table? This year, channel your inner Southern belle and conjure up the romance of the Deep South with the likes of mint juleps, Carriage House biscuits, and whiskey bundt cake. Keep reading for more.

Source: Corbis Images [1], Susannah Chen, and Anna Monette Roberts

Iced Tea

Be sure to brew plenty iced tea [2], both sweet and unsweetened. The tannins in the tea will help break down the rich, fatty foods.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Cheese Ball

With warm casseroles on the menu, you won't have much oven real estate, but that's OK: a spicy, garlicky cheese ball [3] aims to please.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Carriage House Biscuits

Make buttery, short biscuits just like the ones from The Carriage House [4] in Natchez, MS.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Squash Casserole

Most Southerners would agree that vegetables need some butter, cheese, and/or bacon to make them palatable. This squash casserole [5] combines the veggie with eggs, cheese, and a crunchy breadcrumb topping.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Bourbon-Glazed Turkey

Save some bourbon from those mint juleps to make a bourbon-glazed, spice-rubbed turkey [6].

Photo: Susannah Chen

Zesty Cranberry Sauce

Can't bring yourself to serve cranberry gel out of a can? Try an easy, from-scratch orange-tinged cranberry sauce [7].

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Creamed Collard Greens

Reinvent collard greens [8], a Southern favorite, with a generous splash of cream and a breadcrumb topping.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Sweet Potato Pone

Not quite casserole, not quite custard, sweet potato pone [9] has the consistency of bread pudding.

Photo: Nancy Einhart

Classic Apple Pie

Vegetable shortening adds seemingly infinite layers of flakiness to a pie crust that's filled with toothsome apples [10].

Photo: Susannah Chen

Whiskey Bundt Cake

With its butterscotch flavor, whiskey bundt cake [11] won't last long at the table.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Bourbon Pecan Pie

Bourbon, pecans, and lemon zest join forces in what's likely to be the best Southern pie [12] at the table.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts


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