Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holidays. It’s a day that’s centered all around the most delicious food and spending time with wonderful friends and family members, so what’s not to love? Aunt Peggy and I spend most of the day working together to perfect our traditional Turkey Day feast. I love to serve both a ham and turkey, that way my guests are able to choose, and that way I know I’ll also have plenty for leftovers for the next day. (If you haven’t seen it already, check out some of my new Turkey Leftover recipes- y’all they are out of this world!) And my sweet Aunt Peggy makes her famous Giblet Gravy. We have the best time giving thanks and sampling all of the good food!
I always take special care when setting my Thanksgiving table to make sure that it is just as beautiful as the food that we share. What I love most about it is that it’s not hard to make a simply stunning centerpiece. All you need is a few crafts and a little know-how to make something so beautiful for all of your guests to enjoy. Learn how to get the look for yourself!
The Food: You didn’t think that I forgot the food did you? I always make sure I serve:
Deep Fried Turkey
Easy Yeast Rolls
Southern Cornbread Stuffing
Oyster Dressing (For Michael)
Green Beans and New Potatoes
Wayne’s Cranberry Sauce
Aunt Peggy’s Sweet Potato Souffle
Ol’ No. 7 Yams
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Giblet Gravy (A How-To article with recipe!)
Chocolate Pecan Pie
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Join Paula for a book signing/meet & greet from 11:00 – 2:00 at Wolf Furniture in Hagerstown, MD.
Friday, May 9th starting at 6:30 pm at the Downstream Casino Pavilion. Admission: $100 per person; $60 per person for auction only. Limited seating available. Purchase tickets online. Proceeds benefit The Bag Lady Foundation.
Join Paula for tea and conversation at St. Mark Catholic Church, Richmond, KY. Get tickets online.
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary, come join the Deen Family for a Book Signing at The Lady & Sons on Friday, June 13th from 10 am to 12 pm.
The event is free; 350 wristbands to be distributed starting at 9 am.
Join Paula and family for a Party at Sea aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas to Labadee, Jamaica, and Cozumel (roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale) presented by Alice Travel. We will be having special, separate events for kids on this one with Jack Deen hosting the kids program! Click here for more information, and please note that the Paula Deen cruise is only available by booking directly with Alice Travel Book now before the prices start going up on the cruise and air!