Southern Thanksgiving Eve

On Thanksgiving eve, my mother and I did a lot of cooking so we could have as much done ahead of time as possible. After that was done, the rest of the family began to arrive. We prepared chili and all the fixins for everyone to have as they arrived. Easy and delicious and now we are read for the big day!

Chili buffet
Chili buffet
Piping hot!
Piping hot!

A Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from A Southern Life!

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Today’s Lagniappe: Red Pepper Straws
Something easy and delicious from Country Living

1 shallot, finely chopped
2/3 cup chopped marinated roasted red pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for sprinkling
2 sheets thawed frozen puff pastry






11 responses to “Southern Thanksgiving Eve”

  1. Jeanette Avatar

    Yum, chili. Such a perfect fall dinner buffet.

  2. Diann @ The thrifty Groove Avatar

    Hi Christi!

    love those dishes!

    have a great weekend!

  3. Mimi Avatar

    I love you chili table…the two comments that have question marks are supposed to have hearts…they showed up and then when I hit submit they turned out to not be hearts but ? marks…..I certainly don’t question your lovely table!

  4. Mimi Avatar

    I ? your chili table!

  5. Mimi Avatar

    I ? you chili buffet!

  6. Julie Avatar

    Hi Christi, It all looks so yummy…Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family my Friend…

  7. Shelia Avatar

    Sounds great! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.
    Be a sweetie,

  8. Nanny's Notions Avatar

    What a lovely Thanksgiving Eve spread…boy your family is blessed…I could almost smell that chili!

    I just want you to know that I’ve been enjoying your blog for the past month now! Always looking forward to your Lagniappe!

    Wishing the happiest of Thanksgivings to You and Yours!

  9. Chari Avatar

    Hi Christi…

    Ohhh…your chili buffet looks delicious! Hehe…I just fixed a big pot of chili too…so quick and easy and with all the cooking that’s ahead of me for Thanksgiving…thats a good thing!

    Just wanted to stop by to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving…have a wonderful day and enjoy, my friend!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  10. Artie Avatar

    Oh yum!!! Thank you for the recipe .. this will be perfect for appetizers for Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing, and have a great day! Happy Holidays!

  11. Sheila Avatar

    Christi… I have never heard of red pepper straws. Neat! That’s a new one on me.

    I have got to tell you that I love your china. What pattern is that? It’s so good looking!

    I hope that you have a Happy Tablescape Thursday/Thanksgiving and that the Lord blesses you with blessings overflowing…


    Sheila 🙂

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