How to make a Southern Thanksgiving meal

We’ve been doing some of our favorite activities this week – cooking, eating and enjoying time with friends and family. And of course, Southern food makes everything better.

Our resident cook, Patsy R. Brumfield, has been sharing her go-to Thanksgiving dishes the past few weeks. They are:

Roasted turkey (how to brine and roast one)

Cornbread dressing

Turkey giblet gravy

‘Sweet Potato Queen’ casserole

Sour cream pound cake
Homemade mayo also has its take on a New Orleans Thanksgiving meal. Most of the dishes are a little nontraditional, but hey, we’d eat it if someone else was making it. | The Times-Picayune also has some very helpful links.

10 great bars for a Thanksgiving eve gathering

• Restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving

Pie recipes from New Orleans bakers

• recipes for 10 old-school Louisiana holiday favorites

Chef John Currence’s Thanksgiving menu

• last minute tips from food editor Judy Walker, including the best way to transport casseroles in the car

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Disclosure: I work at | The Times-Picayune in the news department. is in no way affiliated with The links are shared here because I think they are helpful to new residents in New Orleans.

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