by Carol Burnside (aka Annie Rayburn)
Today we’re talking food, the BEST THING we ever ate at a Thanksgiving meal. Why?
Well, we’ve just survived one of the most food-gasm days in the year and there are more in store over the upcoming holidays. And there’s a ‘Best Thing I Ever Ate’ show on the Food Network that I watch occasionally. The best thing can be a sandwich, a pie, ice cream, or any food. Various chefs talk about their favorite ‘best thing,’ how delicious it is and where they ate it. Easy, peasy, so I’ll start off the PFHT version of ‘Best Thing’ by telling you that Southern Pecan Pie remains one of my all-time favorite things.
Rarely have we ever had a Thanksgiving meal without some version of a Southern Pecan Pie. Some like to make it using the recipe from the back of the Karo syrup bottle. Some like to add chocolate or a layer of sweet potato goodness along the bottom. Some prefer it a la mode, others with a dollop of whipped cream. Whatever the version, whatever the finish, I’ve tried them all and loved them all because at the end of the day, they’re pure Southern with that top of syrupy coated Pecans forming a satisfying crunch above that yummy layer of sweet heaven. Oh, man. Now I’m craving a slice.
This year my sister made the pecan pie and it was perfection. Thank you, Sue.
I could wax on, but it’s your time to share. What’s the best thing you ever ate at a Thanksgiving feast? Tell us all about the mouth-watering goodness and share recipes if you’d like.