Thanksgiving Food Cajun Folks In Louisiana Put On Their Tables
When Thanksgiving comes around, houses all over Southwest Louisiana will start to be smelling good with all sorts of food cooking up, maybe even Cajun food!
I remember growing up in a Cajun household, we always looked forward to the holidays because that's when you got the best homemade dishes that made you want to take you a nap.
In Southwest Louisiana, I find that the main dish isn't always turkey during Thanksgiving. I mean, baked turkey is the norm, but in South Louisiana, we always had a fried turkey and sometimes a smoked turkey. But sometimes, the turkey isn't what we have a craving for, so we also have beef roasts, gumbos, and even a crawfish etouffee as the main dish.
For sides, rice dressing (we call it dirty rice) is always a staple on the menu. Cornbread dressing, sweet potato anything, and cranberry sauce are a given.
The deserts, however, are always the stars of the show: pecan pie, carrot cake, fudge with pecans, and Grandma's famous banana cake.
Just wanted to share what Louisiana Cajuns like us eat during the holidays. Is your menu close?