Southern Thanksgiving clayware roasted turkey

Down South Thanksgiving recipes have a lot of tender loving care and down home goodness. Assortments of various types of fruits, vegetables, herbs and nuts are found in southern Thanksgiving recipes. Southerners prepare many meals with produce from their own gardens. November has the cooler temperatures and milder weather, some places have varied degrees of fall leave color changes. It is a nice time of year to enjoy this family holiday down south.

Here are a variety of Down South Thanksgiving recipes commonly found on their menus.

Pecan, raisin and cornbread stuffed roasted turkey.

Marsala and shallot gravy.

Cheese biscuits.

Cinnamon and orange flavored cranberries.

Sweet potato casserole with walnut streusel.

Bacon flavored turnip greens.

Macaroni and sharp cheddar cheese with brown sugar crumb topping.

Homemade fruit pies and nut desserts.

Large families share in the festivities and meals each bringing a dish made from scratch. The aroma from southern Thanksgiving recipes is always divine. All that delicious food, seeing relatives and watching the games just before a long satisfying nap.

Down South Thanksgiving recipes can be a combination of old low-country recipes passed down from one generation to another and more modern creations.

An example of southern holiday fare: deep fried turkey, maple sugar glazed ham and garlic cream cheese potatoes. The homemade sweet potato pie, made from scratch is always a favorite.

Sweet potato southern-style pie as a Southern traditional Thanksgiving dish.

Things needed for four portions:

4 large sweet potatoes

1 pie shell 9"

2 eggs

2 tbsp. brown sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tsp. maple syrup

1 cup milk or half and half

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/3 tsp. salt.

Bake the pie shell for 8 minutes in a pre-heated 350 degree oven.

Blend all ingredients and bake in pie shell in 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. Test for doneness.

Serve this and many other down south Thanksgiving recipes in New England , up north or out west in the mountains. That southern-style of celebrating would be a welcome theme at your next. Thanksgiving celebration any where you wish to express it with family and friends.