Delight Your Guests with These Southern Holiday Dishes
The holidays are here, and we couldn't be more excited! In the South, nothing brings the warmth of the holiday season quite like good ole' Southern cooking with your family. Keep reading to explore a few Southern dishes that we enjoy on Topsail Island during the holidays. You can even take it a step further and spend Christmas at the beach at one of our Topsail Island beach rentals! Click here to see what's available.
Ham and Turkey
Most people enjoy turkey during their holiday celebrations, but in the South, we love ham as well! Saltier hams are a favorite over sweet hams and can be cooked in a variety of ways! Never served ham at your holiday gathering? Add it to your menu this year!
Stuffing (also called dressing) is a must-have at any Southern holiday meal! This savory dish is well-loved by all and has many different variations. Add a little Southern flair to your stuffing this year and throw some local oysters in it! Celery is another loved ingredient that will set your stuffing apart. Try this tasty stuffing recipe with oysters and bacon and we're sure your guests will be asking for the recipe!
Baked Mac and Cheese
Comforting, cheesy, and delicious, baked mac and cheese is a Southern holiday staple. It's cheap, easy, and something kids and adults alike will enjoy. This creamy baked mac recipe is a must have on your table this year.
Soft, fluffy biscuits are about as Southern as it gets! The great thing about making biscuits is it's not nearly as intimidating or time consuming as you might think. Try this easy biscuit recipe and treat your guests to one of the Souths most beloved sides.
Shrimp N' Grits
If you've never tried shrimp n' grits, you are missing out on a delicious, decadent Southern delight! Shrimp n' grits is perfect for brunch or dinner and can be tailored to suit your family whether you make it Cajun spicy, add some garlic, throw in some onions... the tasty possibilities are endless. This recipe is a great place to start!
Pecan pie is a Southern favorite, and it's easy to find fresh local pecans! If you don't have grandma's recipe passed down from generations, give this scrumptious pecan pie recipe a try!
Is your mouth watering over these Southern dishes? We hope you try a few out at your family's holiday gatherings this year!
P.S... All of these recipes taste better at the beach, so book your Christmas Topsail Island beach rental today!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone at Coastline Realty!