Traveling with children can be a headache when there is just one and she wants you to play and play and play and all you want to do is relax and lay in the shade and enjoy the scenery. Children force you to do things you don’t want to do at all. With her, I had to step further into the Atlantic, more than I would normally do because, you guessed it – I don’t swim. I couldn’t allow my fear of the ocean water to project onto her growing mind. So with that said, I ditched my phone deep into my bag and headed into the water with her and her father. She appreciated seeing that with me only being a foot and some inches taller than her, she’d be okay in the water and even encourage me to go in deeper. Once we managed the waves, we were in for a great time to the start of our vacation.
Watching the Food Network, is also a favorite family event during this time of the year. We sit around and watch the different challenges where folks recreate family favorite Thanksgiving sides with all types of ingredients that question how they got on the show in the first place. I’m not that bold to change what I’ve been taught to make, yet. Until I’m able to recreate our southern meal and without the criticism from the parental units, I’ll continue on with the butter, sugar, salt and love and a whole turkey instead of wings and drums – the favorite parts.
For your reading pleasure, here are some Thanksgiving side recipes for a southern meal that I have grown up with and love.