There’s nothing quite like spending Thanksgiving on the warm shores of the Grand Strand. After all, a beach vacation is truly something to be thankful for. But if you can’t be here for the holidays, adding a Carolina twist to your Thanksgiving feast is the next best thing! Here are a few deliciously southern ways to tweak your holiday menu this year.

#1. Deep Fry Your Turkey

If you’re tired of a worrying about a dry bird, skip the oven and deep fry your turkey instead! You will need to invest in a turkey fryer, but it’s well worth the extra cost (anywhere from $50-$150 depending on the model you buy). Fried turkeys are always moist and succulent, with a crispy skin that can’t be beat. Check out this recipe for Deep-Fried Turkey from Paula Deen and Food Network by clicking here.

#2. Make Your Mashed Potatoes Sweet

Sure, mashed Yukon Gold potatoes are tasty, but in the south, we like our Thanksgiving potatoes orange and sweet. Cook, peel and mash your sweet potatoes, and add lots of butter — just as you would with white potatoes. Pour them into a casserole dish, and then up the sweetness factor with a sprinkling of brown sugar. Top your mashed sweet potatoes with chopped pecans and mini marshmallows and bake until gooey and golden brown.

#3. Dress Up Your Dressing

If you want to give your dressing a delectable southern twist, ditch the basic bread cubes and whip up a homemade batch of cornbread ahead of the holiday. Let it dry out for a couple of days, then moisten with buttermilk, and season with chopped fresh sage and parsley. For a classic and simple Cornbread Dressing recipe from Southern Living, click here.

If a beach holiday on the Grand Strand is in order, check out this featured property from Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach. We’re offering a free Pumpkin Pie for all Thanksgiving bookings!

Sands Ocean Club #321: This beautiful ocean-view 2BR/2BA unit is perfect for your beach vacation. With gorgeous views of the ocean, you can sit out on the balcony and enjoy your morning coffee. This property has everything you need for your stay. It was updated in 2016 with new flooring throughout, new appliances and cabinets in the kitchen, and new furniture in the living room and dining area. If you enjoy your coffee, there is a Keurig coffeemaker there too! There is a new queen bed in the master bedroom and 2 twin beds in the guest bedroom equipped with certified bed bug encasements. The bathrooms both have hair dryers, so you don’t need to bring them. There are laundry facilities onsite and the property has free Wi-Fi Internet. There are indoor/outdoor pools, lazy river, kiddie pools and outdoor Jacuzzis for your enjoyment.

Home of the famous Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar, Sands Ocean Club is the perfect place to get up and dance, soak up the sun, and have a relaxing vacation. It is located on Shore Drive off of Lake Arrowhead Road, so it is close to Restaurant Row and many of the Myrtle Beach attractions. Centrally located on the Grand Strand, you can easily get to every attraction in the area. Sands Ocean Club is an elevator building that does allow motorcycles. Non-smoking and no pets allowed. Minimum 3-night stay in the off season.

Winter Special: Calling all Snowbirds! This ocean view unit is ready for you to settle in for the season. Contact us today to reserve you winter getaway-great rates!

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!




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