That wonderful aroma filled the house - you could even smell the food cooking outside. We couldn't wait to eat! We kept passing through the kitchen "Is anything ready yet?" You see, Bigmama didn't believe in making her grandkids wait until dinner to eat - so we got to taste whatever they were cooking!
Finally, dinner was ready! Turkey, baked ham with pineapples, chittlins (with hot sauce), cornbread dressing, mustard and collard greens, black-eyed peas, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, homemade rolls, Mama's famous pound cake, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, and Bigmama's sweet potato pie!
After the family blessing of the food, we would all sit down to eat - tables were set up everywhere. The house was full of laughter and everybody had a story to tell! Then, we'd all fall asleep watching the football game…and before long the eating would start again!
Holidays, family, and plenty of love at Bigmama's house!