Our family does not all claim to be Ina Garten’s, but we do have a few good recipes up our sleeves. We may not use $75 olive oil and have a Southern Living-worthy tablescape for every meal, but we can make some tasty dishes.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we thought having the other females in our family share a favorite Thanksgiving side dish sounded like a good idea. We wouldn’t dream of asking the patriarch of the family because he would say something like Nilla Wafers with peanut butter. That’s the extent of his culinary skills. Since we started the week with Paula Stewart, let’s continue with Paula.
When we asked her to think of one, she acted like she was asked by Taste of Home, but she pulled through and finally made a decision. She thought it would upset me that it calls for cream of mushroom soup because she knows how I am, but it’s Thanksgiving. Live it up. She chose this one and claimed it was a town tradition when she was growing up. How precious is that? That gives you a little insight into where Kat’s and my hometown-the fact that a casserole was a big deal. #Mayberry
And here you have Miss Louise’s asparagus casserole. Miss Louise is a queen in the kitchen and a true southern lady. If I could send you all some of her caramel cake, I would do it, and then you’d all love me. Please note the last line calling out the haters. That’s adorable.
Since this is more of a once-a-year dish, we unfortunately don’t have a picture of the final product. However, since it is the holiday that features pilgrims, the next best thing is to show our family in what my husband refers to as our “pilgrim collars”.
I’m the outcast in the back in green, and Kat is front and
center looking stoic. Saralyn is a nautical pilgrim, and Leila took it up a notch with the lace.
This picture is a metaphor. I’m the aspargus casserole with the doily hanging from my neck. That girl throwing MAJOR shade is the “hater” Miss Louise referred to. Do I look bothered? No. Because I know everyone will love me atop that Thanksgiving table.
Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!