Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Dishes

I'm fairly traditional when it comes to Thanksgiving dishes. I focus on filling my plate with mashed potatoes, stuffing, squash, sweet potatoes, and green bean casserole. If there are brussels sprouts on the table, they most definitely need to be on my plate.

I usually have a couple small pieces of turkey but mainly to appease the masses. I could really do without it. I skip the gravy altogether. I have no interest in anything with marshmallows or jello mixed with fruit (why is this even a thing?).

My family is famous for cranberry sauce. Growing up my favorite part of Thanksgiving was shoving fruit into the meat grinder as my sister cranked the arm. It's mesmerizing to watch the fruit, especially the apples, get pulled into the auger. I never actually enjoyed the finished product though. I much prefer cranberry sauce from a can. It's best when you push it out of the can, keeping the tube shape intact, and then cut fat slices. Yum!

What are your favorite/least favorite dishes at Thanksgiving dinner?

1 comment:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I actually LIKE turkey--AND tenderloin and potatoes and everything else, LOL! I like pie, but I only made ONE this year. I like deviled eggs, and made enough for everyone to have 2. Since not everyone will eat one, Maybe those of us who like them will get an extra,. Of course, I make things that I like. If I had to eat elsewhere, I might have a list of un-favorites. 9 people tomorrow.