The year, for the first time ever, I am heading out to California to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with three of my favorite people on earth: my son, my daughter-in-law and my 6 year old grandson. The minute I knew the trip was on, I was on the hunt for Thanksgiving recipes that would take into account that I’ve only cooked for cold weather Thanksgivings.
In California, I can expect the temperature to rise to 70 degrees. So I immediately enlisted the aid of my friend, Ana, who lives relatively close to my son and who obliged me with a list of ideas that were lighter, warm-weather friendly and perfect for a California Thanksgiving. I took Ana up on her suggestions and starting with this recipe, I am going to share my discoveries over the next couple of days. Ana told me that Corn Puddings have been all the rage the last couple of Thanksgivings in the southland. So off I went and found a corn pudding so good, I couldn’t get over it. And to top it all off, it was spectacular as a left over – which will give you something completely different to serve on what essentially is a 4 day food fest, Thursday to Sunday.