Thanksgiving is four weeks away, and the pressure is on.
My mom has had a few health scares this year. The latest being just a few weeks ago. So this year I will be taking on the Thanksgiving meal by myself. I will go to mama’s house early to start preparing the feast. Even though I cook all of the time, and I’ll have her there for support, I already know that the meal will not hold a candle to anything mama cooks. Why is it that mama’s food is always the best? Maybe it’s the love that goes into it.
The plan is to start with a few of mama’s tried and true recipes. After all, the traditional dishes are part of what makes the holidays special. One of my favorite desserts is her French Coconut Pie. She has been making this pie for as long as I can remember and it is the best! It’s a no fuss recipe that can even be made the day before.
As I plan the rest of our Thanksgiving menu, I would love to hear from you. What are the traditional dishes that you want to see on the table this Thanksgiving? Share your ideas and even recipes with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 2 lg. eggs
- ¼ c. buttermilk
- 1½ c. flaked coconut
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 unbaked pie shell
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cream sugar and butter with an electric mixer. Add flour, eggs, and buttermilk and blend well. Stir in coconut and vanilla extract. Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until set.