Here are a few ideas, "Cajun Style", for holiday
Thanksgiving and Christmas are very close
together. So if you're hosting both meals, and, the visitors will be
the same group you probably want to change it up.
Gumbo.... hmmmm! Not only for regular times, but
a Turkey-Oyster gumbo is just plain delicious especially during the
holidays. The turkey carcass you saved and put in the freezer is fit
for the stock and oysters are just plain "great" during
the holidays. There are some things to consider when cooking this
If you are going to boil the turkey carcass
leftover from Thanksgiving for the stock, you should know that the
stock has a strong turkey flavor. So, only use a portion of the
stock along with plain water to make the gumbo.
Oysters need no special preparation. As a
general rule you can use one pint per gallon of gumbo.
Here the weather can any one of many things.
Cold and nasty or warm and pleasant and anything in between. Trying
to plan an outdoor event during the colder months is a matter of
luck in the outcome, but hey, we give it a good shot. Light that
What do we throw on that pit? Naturally we don't
do "the regular que".
Here's a short idea list...
Frying turkeys has become very popular. You can
fix this up and of course all the regular Christmas trimmings fit
Deer roasts, smothered squirrel or rabbit, and,
an old time couchon-de-lait are great dishes too.