Thanksgiving Menu, so far! (click on titles for recipes)
Cajun Smoked Turkey w/ Giblet Gravy *
Jalapeno Cornbread Dressing * Creole Rice Dressing * Cajun Oyster Stuffing
Brandied Sweet Potatoes * String Bean Casserole * Cajun Corn Casserole *
Sweet Potato Biscuits * Buttermilk-Sage Cornbread Muffins *
Pumpkin Bread Pudding w/Chocolate-Bourbon Sauce* Grandma's Chocolate Cake *
Marguerite's Pecan Pie
All sinfully delicious, cher, but I wanted to share this fabulous sweet potato recipe that is one of my Dad's favorites. It's simple and easy and goes well with chicken, pork, or ham, too.
Brandied Sweet Potatoes
2 - 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cane or maple syrup
1/4 cup water
3 tbs.'s brandy
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
Place sweet potatoes in large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes, or until tender, but firm. Drain and set aside.
Melt the butter in a large skillet on low heat. Stir in the brown sugar, brandy, maple syrup, water, and salt and cook for 1 minute, stirring often. Add the sweet potatoes and stir gently to coat. Place in a buttered casserole dish, sprinkle with cinnamon and bake @ 350 degrees for 20 minutes, basting with sauce, half way through. ! Out of this world, cher!
The Giant Omelette Festival
And the Tabasco dance troop was entertaining the crowd.
There was a fantastic musical line-up, arts and crafts show , and food booths galore!
This was my favorite booth of all! I couldn't resist a crab and shrimp pie and some crawfish fettuccini.
Here's a little clip I took of the giant omelette being cooked with the Fa Tras Band, playing in the background. What a blast! Only in Louisiana, cher!
Hoping ya'll are having a wonderful week! Merci for stopping by!