Thanksgiving is a great time for Atlanta area residents to gather with family and friends to celebrate their blessings. For many people, Thanksgiving means added stress or depression. Sometimes, people may turn to alcohol to feel better or to celebrate.
DUI Arrests DO Increase During the Holidays!
Police know that people drink at Thanksgiving get togethers in the Atlanta area and all over Georgia. That’s why police will set up road blocks and be extra vigilant about bad driving. Check out my post about road blocks and make sure you know what to do if you are stopped at one.
If you are arrested at a DUI roadblock Call Block Law today at (770) 824-3030 today for a free case consultation!
On a lighter note
I wanted to talk about some of my favorite family Thanksgiving traditions. I love to cook so I’ll post a couple of my favorite recipes. First my absolute favorite.
Southern Collard Greens
- 2 bags of prewashed collard greens
- 2 smoked ham hocks or turkey legs
- 32 oz chicken stock
Add chicken stock and smoked meat to a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the meat is tender.
Next, open the nearest window to your kitchen because greens start out stinky.
Put the greens in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and blanch for about 5 minutes. Drain the greens and put them back in the pot and add in the chicken stock and smoked meat mixture, cover with water. Bring to a boil and allow greens to simmer until they are tender.
- 2 20oz cans of Pineapple chunks
- 6 tablespoons of flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 40 Ritz crackers
- 1 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Drain the pineapple chunks. Reserve ¼ cup of the juice. Combine the flour, sugar, cheese, pineapple chunks, and juice in a large bowl. Pour the mixture in a greased casserole dish.
Crush the Ritz crackers and mix with the butter in a small bowl and pour over the pineapple mixture. Bake until golden brown. Approximately 30 minutes.
My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is during the meal my family takes turn going around the table expressing what we are thankful for. That and the post meal nap!
What are some of your favorite recipes and traditions?