The Lone Star State is known for blending the best of Mexican and American foods. At Thanksgiving, this can make for some incredibly tasteful recipes. A few seasonings and spices can turn a traditional dinner into a Thanksgiving fiesta with a tangy Texas twist.
The following added touches will help you spice up your favorite recipes and give your whole family a treat they will enjoy!
Don't just stick your turkey in the oven this year. Instead, fire up the grill and use mesquite seasonings. A little salt, pepper, and other spices will give you a turkey worth giving thanks for. There are a variety of ways you can put a Texas-spin on your Thanksgiving turkey this year. Be adventurous and try something new this year.
If you make your stuffing with white bread, you can switch things up this year by choosing a cornbread stuffing that has a sweeter taste and will bring out the flavors in your turkey. If you want a true, Texas-style Thanksgiving, add a bit of seasoning and queso cheese to top it off.
No Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without honey buttermilk biscuits. Sourdough biscuits or hot buns may be your normal choice, but if you are going all out for a Texas-style dinner, you will want to kick your biscuits up a notch. The sweet taste of honey will add an extra layer of flavor to your meal.
Macaroni and cheese is a Thanksgiving staple. While you can still make it the same way you always have, add a few jalapeno peppers to the mix this time. A little spice and heat can go a long way to add a tangy twist to your Thanksgiving dinner. Add as few or as many peppers as you like. You can also throw in a few red pepper pieces for extra color.
Instead of adding soup, you can make a less messy version of this favorite casserole by mixing green beans, serrano peppers, and a little cheese and topping it with fried onions, pecans, and a light drizzle of queso cheese. This will quickly become a family favorite, especially with those who aren't all that fond of the traditional version made with mushroom soup.
Dulce de Leche pumpkin pie is a southwestern treat that will top off your Thanksgiving dinner. It is a sweet twist on one of your family's favorite recipes. Being able to share this recipe with your family will be able to put the crowning touches on a great holiday spent with family and friends. This is one Thanksgiving treat you will want to make throughout the year.
Thanksgiving is a time of sharing with family and friends. So, spice things up and add a Texas spin to some of your favorite foods! At Reata Insurance Group, we would like to wish all of our customers a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you will be traveling or staying home, we look forward to helping you achieve all of your insurance goals.