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2018 Thanksgiving Menu

Have more time and energy for your family and friends (and/or the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade) this Thanksgiving and let All Occasions cook for you!

   

Pattie & Chef David have brought out the family recipe books to bring you a true Southern Thanksgiving menu.

 

Keep reading after the menu to find the history behind each dish.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

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A Southern Livin' Thanksgiving... in Rochester!

The story behind the taste.
There are two holidays that make me feel “southern all over” – Fourth of July and Thanksgiving Day, or in my world the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Day followed by Crimson Tide Day.” This year’s Thanksgiving menu is pullin’ on my southern heartstrings and making my tummy grumble. Here’s why…
Brined & Hickory Smoked Whole Turkey   We’d gone a month without our BBQ smokers pouring out meaty deliciousness and Chef David had a hankerin’ to smoke us up something good. And so, his fine self did. Turkey so juicy and delicate I took liddy-biddy bites to make the experience last as long as I could. Then, right when I thought it couldn’t get any better, he created the Cranberry BBQ Sauce to go long with it. Heavenly!
Thanksgiving Dinner with the Allred Family Scoring a turkey leg was a prized possession in our family. My Daddy always claimed one of them, then my little brother, Mike and I would wrestle to the floor to see who would say “uncle” first. My Momma was appalled at such redneck behavior and tried to set us right with talks about fairness and brotherly love. We weren’t buying it, no sirree. And then, the Thanksgiving of my 10th year (Mike’s 9th) my Grandmother, a well-known problem solver all her life, came to the dinner table with four beautifully roasted turkey legs. Problem solved, peace in the family restored. My brother and I had to wrestle over the last piece of pecan pie instead.

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Ruby’s Cornbread Dressing (aka “Stuffing” up here) Hueytown, AL   My mom’s cornbread dressing was renowned in Hueytown, AL (I am not making this up, people). I recently found the recipe amongst our “attic décor” and Chef David has made it better by using gluten free flour and corn meal. He also uses real butter instead of bacon drippings but it is delicious nonetheless.
Festive Mac & Cheese Chilton County, AL   My sister-in-law’s mama’s brother’s hairdresser’s son’s wife Sharon’s is famous in Clanton, AL for her macaroni & cheese. Tons of good sharp cheese, butter, elbows plus Chef’ David’s addition of red & green bell peppers give it a festive look and flavor.   Do not ask me for calorie counts. If you have to ask, then I won’t sell to you. Period.
Sweet & Savory Snack Mix Hueytown, AL Thanksgiving morning for me was all about Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade while eating massive amounts of my mama’s famous snack mix “Nuts & Bolts. Chef David took that beloved recipe and Blew. It. Up. to our “Sweet & Savory Snack Mix.” Those of y'all that have tasted it LOVE it and we’re gonna make a big ole batch JUST FOR YOU! (and me)
Sweet ‘Tater Casserole, Oneonta, AL   Now, I ain’t gonna lie, I was a picky eater when I was in the single digits. But my Grandmother was as wily a cook as you’d ever meet. She knew that I could not resist pecan pie so what did she do? She put sugared pecans on top of her sweet ‘tater casserole! I had to eat it, dang it. And then eat some more just to get the tater taste out of my mouth…and then some more… Chef David has added praline pecans to this scrumptious side dish.

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Waldorf-Inspired Salad, Thorsby, AL My Mama was taught by retired Yankee teachers who brought their recipes down to the Thorsby Institute in Thorsby, Alabama where it was “well drained and free from malaria.” Unlike our neighbors, Mama made vegetables other than black-eyed peas and corn. One Thanksgiving she brought out a chilled vegetable salad that even my Daddy, a big fan of black-eyed peas and corn, liked. (It may have been the crispy bacon she put in it that did the trick). Chef David has given this Daddy-approved salad a modern twist with roasted brussel sprouts, roasted pears, baby kale with a side of Creamy Apple Cider Dressing,  Candied Pecans and crispy bacon of course.
Miss Suzie’s Party Squash Casserole Blount County, AL   When I was little, my Grandmother (always Grandmother, never Granny nor Granma), regularly tricked me into eating something other than peanut butter. She called this dish Party Squash Casserole because she always made it for church picnics and when the preacher came for Sunday dinner (Lunch time, not evening, that’s Supper). Yellow Squash, sour cream, butter, and eggs (oh my)
Grandmother’s Deviled Eggs Blount County, AL One of the famous covered bridges of Blount County, The Horton Mill Bridge was, and still is, in active use today – although only one car dares cross it at a time. It's a 70 foot drop! On the day after Thanksgiving my brother and I would double-dog dare each other to climb the steep boulders below the bridge. When we finally exhausted ourselves, we'd sit atop a big rock, eat Grandmother's  devilied eggs and toss bits of leftover Turkey into the eager mouths of "Redeye" Bass. Then race back to Grandmother's for Pecan Pie!
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I hope your "Turkey Day” finds you surrounded by family, friends and fond memories of your childhood Thanksgivings. Do you have a fun and funny story about your favorite Thanksgiving you’d like to share? I’d love to hear it!
With Gratitude,
 
pattie & Chef David
 

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