3 pearl onions, 2 candied yams
, and a turkey drumstick soaked in gravy
In the upstairs Steakhouse, a three-course prix fixe dinner (pumpkin soup, turkey roast, stuffing, mashed potatoes or candied yams
, haricot vert and chocolate cake with cinnamon ice cream) is offered from 4 to 11 p.
A fire would be crackling in the woodstove; a fat, juicy turkey would be roasting in the oven; and pumpkin pies would be lined up on the counter, next to a baking dish heaped with my mother's recipe for candied yams
, which involved just a splash of rum and were really very tasty.
With a classic soul food menu of barbecued ribs, smothered chicken, oxtails, fried chicken, candied yams
, macaroni and cheese, and more, you can't help but want to sample everything on the menu.
Treat Trade-Off - The Treat Trade-Off relieves feelings of guilt from overindulging on holiday fare by offering workout suggestions to burn off the calories from holiday treats, such as candied yams
or a green bean casserole.
Hundreds of volunteers cooking and serving over 1 ton of turkey, 80 gallons of roast gravy, 80 gallons of gravy, 585 pounds of green beans, 560 pounds of candied yams
, 500 pounds of mashed potatoes, hundreds of pounds of traditional cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, 400 pumpkin pies, and 220 gallons of fruit punch for this extraordinary feast.
Try Pork or ham hocks Smoked turkey in greens Fried chicken or fish Poached or baked chicken or fish Sugar Spiced fruit juice, pineapple or cinnamon Mayonnaise Mustard, low-fat mayonnaise substitute Cream used in baking pies, Evaporated milk whipped with custards and crab cakes egg whites Butter Olive, canola or safflower oil Salt Packaged no-salt seasoning or potassium chloride Candied yams
Baked yams with cinnamon
Fruits and vegetables: From green bean casserole and cranberry sauce to roasted vegetables, corn pudding, candied yams
and butternut squash, no table is full without a variety of fruits and veggies to choose from.
We were delighted with the juicy fried okra and the cinnamon-y candied yams
, less so with the red beans and rice, and black-eyed peas and rice.
In addition to rotisserie chicken, the restaurant currently serves family-style helpings of macaroni and cheese, candied yams
, collard greens, custard bean pies and Ma Ma's cornbread.
Additional fresh salads and sides like homemade, hand-peeled mashed potatoes, candied yams
, fresh green beans and macaroni au gratin may be ordered a la Carte for $7.
Forget the green-bean and onion-ring casseroles you never liked, and serve up the turkey with rich gravy, extra helpings of tooth-melting candied yams
and pumpkin pie with mile-high mountains of whipped cream.
My holiday meal may include a mock turkey made from soy, lentil or nut roast, plus stuffed squash, corn chowder or chestnut soup, candied yams
, cranberry sauce, pumpkin or pecan pie and carrot cake.
The menu includes New York strip steak and grilled barbecue salmon as well as Southern fried chicken, grilled chicken and farm-raised catfish, with sides that include collard greens, string beans, candied yams
, cheese grits and red beans and rice.
The festive holiday meals include freshly roasted turkey with all of the trimmings including mashed potatoes, stuffing, candied yams
, green beans and salad, plus The Cheesecake Factory's famous Pumpkin Cheesecake.