|Artistic rendering of porch pumpkin.|
Last night my husband's extended family gathered at a local fire department to celebrate Thanksgiving. My father-in-law grew up in a family of nine children, so there are family members to spare. So many that is it simpler to congregate at a local hall, then to overflow someones house.
My men spent the day on a pheasant hunt, while we women went to the movies. We were all ready for the Thanksgiving spread at supper time. The usual turkey, dressing, deviled eggs, and mashed potatoes, sat side by side with cornbread salad, cheese ball snacks, and a wide variety of desserts.
It was good.....very good.
So, here in Kentucky things seem be still be pretty traditional. We might throw in an occasional holiday ham once in a while, but other than that we stick with the regular stuff. But, what about other states? The New York Times has a United States of Thanksgiving article that allows you to find your state and see just what is considered proper fare.
Pocket Dressing for Kentucky? Yep, I can go with that. Nothing like the matriarch of the family leaving a thumbprint in your food to hold a spot of gravy. And I had to find North Dakota, the state where I spent many years in my youth. Lefse!!!!! My favorite Norwegian snack as a kid. Nothing says happiness like a cold potato pancake with butter and sugar. Seriously.
So, take a minute and find your current state, or a state close to your heart. Does the food ring true? Tell me about it!