|Buttermilk Glazed Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream|
About 22 years ago, the first holiday that we celebrated as newlyweds was Thanksgiving. I was so looking forward to creating our own Thanksgiving meal…after all, I could really cook! But, being dutiful children to three households, we celebrated it three times in one day! Don’t get me wrong, nothing beats my mom’s roasted hens and cornbread dressing(she likes hens better than turkey…they make a richer dressing), sweet potato custard, squash casserole, green beans, ham, potato salad, rolls, and everything else that makes up her bountiful buffet. Repeat that meal, sans roasted hens, at my mother-in-laws home and then on to my father-in-laws home.
Since we knew that all of those visits would be filled with traditional Thanksgiving fare, at home we’d prepare things that had caught our eye during the year…dishes from television, blogs, magazines, or restaurants plus our Thanksgiving favorites. Eventually, without realizing it, we began our own Thanksgiving tradition: An eclectic mish-mash of dishes. Although we’re not in Birmingham, and don’t have to make the rounds, we have kept “our” tradition. This year we’re looking forward to the following menu:
I’d love to know your traditions…