Nana's House Before They Arrive From Hither and Yon

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

The photo above was taken at my house awhile ago.  In just a few short hours my family will begin to gather from hither and yon for Thanksgiving dinner.

I wanted to take this opportunity to share one more recipe before the holiday.  There will be 14 of us celebrating the big day.   Here's a different twist for potatoes for a special meal.


Carolina Low Country Potatoes

  • 9 - 10 medium - large Irish/Russet potatoes
  • 1 medium to large Yam
  • Milk (enough to mash all potatoes)
  • Sour Cream (about 1/2 pint for this amount of potatoes)
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese (about 1 cup for this amount of potatoes)
  • Chopped Green Onions
  • Caraway Seeds (probably about 1 tsp, or so)
  • Fennel Seeds (probably about 1 tsp, or so)
  • Dash of Cinnamon (optional)

Directions:

Boil all potatoes to desired tenderness for proper mashing.  Add enough milk (or chicken broth if preferred) to mash.  Stir in sour cream, Grated Cheese, Chopped Green Onions, Caraway Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Cinnamon.

Serve Hot

[note from Myrl:  This recipe is something I adapted from other Carolina Low Country recipes.  I am one of those cooks, who doesn't own a set of measuring spoons.  The recipe is forgiving, and very adaptable.  I've added diced red and green peppers, sliced olives and other ingredients at times.

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John Occhi
Mason Real Estate - Temecula, CA
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Looks like you have enough for a couple more....beautiful table setting

November 25, 2009 04:17 PM #1
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

What an inviting table setting, Myrl.  I love the colors on the table with the white background.  This looks like a great recipe!  Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

November 25, 2009 04:20 PM #2
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Chris Fisher
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That sounds delicious Myrl, and your table looks lovely.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2009 04:27 PM #3
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Debi Boucher
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What time should I arrive, Myrl? LOL Have a wonderful Turkey Day!

Debi

November 25, 2009 06:30 PM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

John - Somehow, no matter how many there are, there seems to always be room for one more!

Bruce -  Thank you!  I hope you and your family have a great Turkey Day too!

Chris - Thanks. . .HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD HOLIDAY!

Debi - Let's head for the table about 3:00 pm.  Does that work for you:-)

November 25, 2009 07:26 PM #5
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Mary Douglas
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Myrl, the table is beautiful and the recipe sounds delicious!  I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving Day!!

November 25, 2009 08:05 PM #6
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Laura Cerrano
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Myrl, You set a beautiful table....I can only imagine your meal.  Thank you for the recipe and I wish you and your family a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2009 08:27 PM #7
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Myrl, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2009 01:36 AM #8
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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Yum. I put sour cream in my mashed potatoes, too. Your table looks fabulous, Myrl. You put a lot of thought and care into it, I can tell. But that's the kind of person you are, very thoughtful and caring.

I wish you a spectacular Thanksgiving! And let me add, I have to really want to leave a comment on your blog today as there's so much traffic on Active Rain, I had to click 5 times to make this post.

November 26, 2009 09:59 AM #9
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Well. I certainly hope that I am part of "they" because with a table like that, I'm on my way from "yon." LOL

Just wanted to stop by and say:

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours!

November 26, 2009 03:06 PM #10
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Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR
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Myrl, will there be an after photo of the table? :-)  That recipe sounds delicious, I use sour cream and butter and a dash of nutmeg but I'll have to try your recipe next time!

November 26, 2009 05:15 PM #11
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Janice Roosevelt
Rory Burkhart Team, Keller Williams - West Chester, PA
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Myrl: would you adopt me? Looks so perfect. Hope you have a wonderful day!

November 26, 2009 06:15 PM #12
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Toula Rosebrock
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Hi Myrl:

Your Thanksgiving table looks wonderful...

Hoping that everyone had a great day.

November 26, 2009 07:27 PM #13
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Hannah Williams
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Myrl..What a beautiful Table setting...Thank you for the recipe

HELPFULHANNAH

November 26, 2009 10:47 PM #14
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Jim Hale
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Myrl -

14 people coming and you are still taking pix....amazing.  Intimidating, too.

Happy Thanksgiving.

November 26, 2009 11:28 PM #15
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Hi Myrl, The table is beautiful and the recipe sounds delicious.  Thanks for sharing, will give it a try sometime.  Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

November 27, 2009 07:17 AM #17
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Steve Merson
Keller Williams Realty - Austin, TX
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Hi Myrl,

Yes, that table does look stunning and thank you for yet another wonderful recipe. Like yourself, I don't have any measuring spoons either so I tend to add a tsp "or so" of this and a tsp "or so" of that too.  LOL.  Always seems to work though!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Steve  

November 29, 2009 01:49 PM #18
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William Johnson
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Hi Myrl, Oops It looks like I missed another one. And I really do try. Wonderful photo. Now, I know those chairs and even the dining room looks familiar. I must have read this  and just not commented.

December 12, 2009 01:32 AM #19
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