I live in Texas, and my mother is from Oklahoma, so I grew up thinking everyone ate cornbread dressing at Thanksgiving.
They don’t. They so don’t.
A few years ago, we went on a cruise for Thanksgiving with my husband’s family and though the turkey and mashed potatoes were wonderful, we were all shocked and horrified (I’m sort of exaggerating, a little) at the stuffing. It was most definitely not cornbread dressing. I’m not exactly sure what it was.
I’m sharing two things with you today.
First, some recipes over on my mother’s website:
- My mother’s Oklahoma cornbread recipe
- My Grandma’s traditional cornbread dressing recipe
- My brother’s favorite jalapeno cornbread dressing recipe, which I think is just wrong, but everyone else loves it.
And second, my mom’s book! That’s the back of my son’s handsome head on the cover! I took the photo, but I did NOT see those camels!
A thirteen-year-old shepherd boy experiences the adventure he dreamed of when he rescues the unloved son of a despicable king. But when rumors of the Hebrews become reality, his family has to choose. Flee with the stampede of refugees or stay and take a stand? As a spy for Gibeon on a lonely crag above the Hebrew horde, the enemy looms ever more foreboding when they cross an impossibly flooded river and shout to bring down an impregnable walled city. Gibeon is next. Can his people avoid sure destruction? At what price?
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The book is written for “middle grades” but I really enjoyed it. It is a great way to look more closely into the real people affected by the events of the Old Testament.