Friday, November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Savannah Style

Reagan Summerside here and I’m gearing up for my favorite holiday…Thanksgiving Savannah style.

It all starts with a beautifully set table. KiKi uses the good china, crystal and best linens.  

There will be turkey and dressing for sure and AnnieFritz and her sister Elsie who live next door will bring the best pecan pie you ever put in your mouth. It’s so good I’m going to share the recipe with you right here.

9” unbaked pie crust
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3 eggs slightly beaten
1/3 cut butter melted
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup pecan halves (or walnuts)
heat oven to 350. Combine corn syrup, sugar, eggs, butter, salt, vanilla and mix well. Pour into crust, sprinkle with nuts and bake for 50 min till knife comes out clean. Cool. Add whipped cream or a scoop of Leopold’s vanilla ice cream. J

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without mamma’s cornbread stuffing and this year I’m trying my hand at making the cranberry sauce. I stole the recipe right out of Paula Deen’s kitchen.
1/2 orange
2 cups water
1 tart apple
3 cups cranberries
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
Squeeze the orange and set the juice aside. Cut the rind into pieces. Boil the rind and water for 10 minutes, then drain. Dice the apple add the cranberries along with the orange juice, orange rind, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Boil, then simmer till the sauce thickens, the apple is tender and the cranberries have burst.

Uncle Putter always says the blessing and then we each take a turn telling what we are most thankful for. This year I started the Prissy Fox and found my new four-legged BFF, Bruce Willis under my front porch. That’s a lot to be thankful for.

After dinner friends drop by. I’m sure that no-good, low-rent lawyer Walker Boone will come visiting and mooch leftovers, that’s just his style.

It’s going to be a mighty fine Thanksgiving Day here in Savannah, I’m sure. So what are your plans for Thanksgiving and do you have any favorite foods you’re looking forward to? I’ll give away two Iced Chiffon totes from the answers.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Consignment Shop mystery regulars.



  1. I'm going back to Vermont for the holidays to see my family. I love having stuffed mushroom and pumpkin swirl cheesecake

  2. And a Happy Thanksgiving back to you! You know we're cake people around here, but I've heard that Jacklyn's son-in-law love himself some pecan pie so I'm going to write down that recipe and suggest that she try it.

  3. Hi, Jennifer. Vermont for the holidays sounds terrific. Love stuffed mushrooms and pumpkin swirl cheesecake is heaven on a plate. Don't know if I can make it but I can order it from our bakery. Thanks for the suggestion.

  4. Hi. Zydeco Cakes. Looked up your cakes online. The cupcakes look incredible and thee one-year-old poke-dot cake is adorable. You're my stop when I need to order cakes. Delish!

  5. Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake? Count me in. I like that idea so much that I'm making Ellery Adams's Charmed Cream Cheese and Pumpkin Swirl Pie this Thanksgiving!

    ~ Krista

  6. Cynthia, nothing better than leftovers!!
    Krista, I need to find Ellery's recipe! Sounds amazing. Thanks for the heads-up.

    Any wanting an Iced Chiffon tote email
    Thanks for chatting and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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