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Holidays Are Happier in The Sunshine State! 3 Tips for Giving Your Thanksgiving Table Some Floridian Flair

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! While our temperatures here in Florida certainly don’t reflect the holiday season just yet, a trip to any local shopping center will let you know that visions of turkeys and family gatherings are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Here in the Tampa Bay area, we have the freedom to celebrate Turkey Day in some unique (and fun) ways! We have some great ideas to help you add some Floridian flair to your Thanksgiving table this year, and give your guests a taste of the Sunshine State.
As you plan your menu, why not try:

A Twist (of Lime!) for Your Thanksgiving Pie

Everyone serves pumpkin pie, but do you know what your feast really needs this year? A twist of lime! Instead of the norm, wow your family and friends with a homemade key lime pie this Thanksgiving! Delicious, cool, and creamy, with just enough tartness to keep things interesting, it is THE classic dessert of Florida. Add some homemade whipped cream on the side (or piled high on top) and it’s sure to be a hit with adults and kids alike. Bonus points if there’s enough left for you to enjoy a piece as you relax on Black Friday!

A Tropical Tan for Your Turkey

Brooks Law Group KNOWS turkey. In fact, we know a LOT of turkeys. That’s because we have made it a tradition to give away turkeys to families throughout our local communities each year. We’re gearing up for the 10th Annual Turkey Giveaway next weekend, and we can’t wait to help Tampa Bay families celebrate a little easier this year. Once you have your turkey at home, it’s easy to give it a taste of sunshine! A mojo marinade or sweet and spicy orange glaze is never disappointing, especially when it comes out adorning a big, golden turkey fresh from the oven (or the smoker) and placed in the center of the table. Orange, lime, lemon, and other “tropical” flavors reflect all the best of Florida, but blend beautifully with turkey, no matter how you choose to cook it. Recipes for this are nearly endless online. Look up one that calls to you and try something fresh this year…and make sure you plan to show up bright and early at our Turkey Giveaway next Saturday. Registration starts at 8 AM and turkeys are given on a first come, first serve basis. Don’t be late!

Keep Things Fresh…from Florida Growers!


Fall and Winter are when gardens are dying down across much of the US, but here in Florida, our growing season is still going strong. Many local markets and local farm stands will still have fresh produce of all kinds, so plan your holiday menu around these items! Head to the Tampa Bay Farmers Market on Armenia Ave., or swing by the Ybor City Saturday Market (over on 19th Street) this weekend to get some inspiration as you plan your holiday dishes. Instead of the typical green bean casserole, why not try sweet and savory roasted brussels sprouts alongside your turkey and mashed potatoes? Add some crunch with a bright salad, or try a fruit salsa to replace canned cranberry sauce. There are SO many ways to bring the freshness of Florida to your Thanksgiving table.

We love the idea of making our beautiful state a star of our Thanksgiving table this year. How about you? No matter how you choose to celebrate, we hope this holiday season is full of all the best for you and the ones you love. As your local legal team, we’re here for you now, and throughout the weeks and months ahead, if you’re facing a legal battle due to injuries you or a loved one have sustained, or are grieving the wrongful death of a family member. Getting the justice you deserve and the compensation you need is our top priority, and supporting you through the process is what our business is built on. When the unexpected happens, even during the holiday season, Look to Brooks!

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