But the traditional American holiday dish was the star attraction at Christ Temple United Pentecostal Church at 608 E. Milam St. on Easter Sunday.
The congregation’s pastor, Arthur Holt, had called for church members to bring their favorite recipes of the dish with them that morning for a Bobby Flay type throwdown.
Four entries decorated a table in the church hall when people started filing in after the annual Easter egg hunt on the church grounds.
Holt announced that the winning recipe would be used in future church fund-raisers. Christ Temple’s turkey and dressing dinners have become famous in Beeville over the years.
Church members chose the second and third place winners but the pastor and a guest judge picked the winner.
And that winner was Anna Holt, the pastor’s mother.
She won a trophy and a $50 prize. But Mrs. Holt quickly donated the cash back to the church.
Holt announced that the winning recipe would be used in future fund-raising events. That means that those who eat the turkey and dressing dinners in the future will be the real judges.
If they keep coming back for more, the recipe will have done its job.