A Southern Bite Thanksgiving Smorgasbord

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Thanksgiving will be a little different in our neck of the woods this year.  Nearly every year past has found us at my grandparent’s to celebrate.  But this year, unfortunately, we won’t be making that trip.  Heather’s on call this Thanksgiving and we have to be within 30 minutes of the hospital if she gets called in, so that won’t permit the hour and half travel to my grandparent’s.  And while I’m certainly bummed about not being with my extended family on Thanksgiving, I’m actually kind of excited about preparing a whole Thanksgiving meal all by myself – and a little overwhelmed.  The truth is, this will, more than likely, be the only time it will ever be just the three of us for Thanksgiving.  So, I’m headed out to scout a small turkey and plan the sides for our little celebration.  I wish you all the most wonderful of Thanksgivings and encourage you to stop and just be thankful… breath in deep and just take in how truly fortunate we all are – whether we’re celebrating with a fabulous gourmet meal or some chicken McNuggets.  We each should be thankful just to be able to celebrate another year.

Need a little help deciding on your Thanksgiving sides and desserts?  Here’s a compilation of some of my favorites from the blog that would complement a big ol’ turkey just perfectly.  Y’all enjoy!  Happy Thanksgiving!

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Mama’s Cornbread
Easy Peasy Cheesy Muffins


Collard Greens – Quick and Easy
Creamy Cream Cheese Corn
Fried Okra II
Green Bean Bundles
Green Bean Casserole – Reader Submitted
Gumbo Greens
Hashbrown Casserole
Hot Tomato and Bacon Pasta
Macaroni and Cheese – Reader Submitted
Macaroni Salad
Nana’s Hoop Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
Okra Fritters
Onion Roasted Potatoes
Pineapple Casserole – Reader Submitted
Potato Salad
Simple Cucumber and Onion Salad
Southern Fried Corn
Sweet Potato Casserole – Reader Submitted
The Best Fried Okra (easy too)


Apple Nut Cake
Blackberry Cobbler
Cake Mix Cookies
Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Coca-Cola Cake
Derbie Pie
Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars EVER
Easy Pecan Pie
Heavenly Hash Brownies
Mile-High Lemonade Pie
Mom’s Peach Cobbler
Nana’s Chocolate Pound Cake
No-Bake Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies
Old Fashioned Skillet Cake (or Plain Cake)
Oreo Delight
Pam Walker’s Chocolate Eclaire
Papa’s Lemon Icebox Pie
Pecan Chewies
Pecan Pies – Reader Submitted
Pineapple Blueberry Crumble
Ultimate Brownie Trifle
Unconventional Banana Pudding
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  1. Hope ya’ll have a happy & safe Thanksgiving! I know your meal will be wonderful!

  2. Martha Furr says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! There will just be three of us this year also. Two of my children are too far away. I go to the Honey Baked Ham store and get a roasted turkey breast. It’s delicious and just the right size. Then I spend all my time making great side dishes!

  3. Have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and God bless Heather for taking care of the sick on that day.

  4. I love your food blog, and what you do for us. Happy Thanksgiving

  5. Hello,new to the site. I enjoy reading and getting ideas from you. You really are a hoot!!!
    I married a Texan and I was born in Michigan,so quess who had to learn Southern Cooking.
    I enjoy baking and cooking and you have some great recipe ideas. Keep up the good work and I will spread the word about ‘Southern Bite’ to all my family and friends. Happy Turkey Day.

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