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Old 11-23-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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Used to be, Southerners had rice and gravy year round . . . unless you were a farmer and grew Irish potatoes. Thanksgiving turkey was served w/ sides of rice and gravy rather than mashed potatoes.

Now it seems the standard is mashed potatoes and gravy.

So what changed?

What do you all have at Thanksgiving - rice and gravy or mashed potatoes and gravy?
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:23 PM
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We always have and always will have sweet potato pone. Rice and Gravy are for Sunday noon meal with Fried Chicken.

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Old 11-23-2008, 12:33 PM
 
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One of the inlaws is of Cuban decent so it black beans and white rice for us but I know you are referring brown gravy in rice served with a Salisbury steak. When I was a kid I thought it came from the town Salisbury kinda like Lexington BBQ lol.
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:59 PM
 
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We always have and always will have sweet potato pone. Rice and Gravy are for Sunday noon meal with Fried Chicken.

lln
Yes!!! Rice and gravy w/ fried chicken or w/ a roast on Sunday after church!!! YUM YUM!!!!

The sweet potato pone sounds great!!!!
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:00 PM
 
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Our family, being midwestern in origin, did a side dish that was rice-based & mashed potatoes.

The rice dish was called glorified rice & was served for Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter. The potatoes were never served at Easter time. At Christmas & Thanksgiving there was also an oyster dish which seemed to be unique to the family, but I did eventually trace it to New England.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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One of the inlaws is of Cuban decent so it black beans and white rice for us but I know you are referring brown gravy in rice served with a Salisbury steak. When I was a kid I thought it came from the town Salisbury kinda like Lexington BBQ lol.
Hee Hee. I, too, thought Salisbury steak had something to do w/ Salisbury, NC!!! Glad to know I wasn't the only one!!!!!

Brown gravy and rice w/ salisbury steak . . . chicken gravy and rice w/ fried chicken . . . beef gravy and rice w/ roast . . .

I always assumed rice was on our plates b/c rice was grown in the colonies, so we all had access to rice in NC and SC.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:21 PM
 
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we have roasted potatoes. Not mashed or baked but roasted..... MMMMM.....
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:29 PM
 
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Neither. We always have (yellow) potato salad.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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We have mashed potatoes and mashed SWEET potatoes . I even make mashed sweet potatoes with pineapples and marshmellows for the kids (and adults, now) So we have three potatoe dishes on our Thanksgiving table.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:47 PM
 
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We have mashed potatoes and mashed SWEET potatoes . I even make mashed sweet potatoes with pineapples and marshmellows for the kids (and adults, now) So we have three potatoe dishes on our Thanksgiving table.
LOL!! We have mashed taters and sweet potato souffle, so we have 2 potato dishes. And this year, I think one of my guests is bringing sweet potatoes w/ marshmellows!!! I love them ALL!!!

DH would be very hurt if he didn't have his mashed taters at every holiday. He never could get used to rice. I enjoy both.
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