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Favorite Thanksgiving Food {Ask the Readers}

Ask The Readers

Next week is Thanksgiving, which means Thanksgiving food is on many of our minds. Today I thought we would talk Thanksgiving food for a fun Ask the Readers question.

When it comes to Thanksgiving I am all about the sides. I could honestly just forget the turkey and go for only the mashed potatoes, rolls, and vegetable sides. If I had to choose one side dish though it would be the mashed potatoes. I love mashed potatoes.

And then there is dessert. If I had to choose one it would be pie. If I had to narrow it down to a specific pie I would say pumpkin. I love pumpkin pie and have been known to eat it for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving. I am not the only one that does that am I?!

Now I would love to hear your favorite Thanksgiving food. Is it the turkey? The sides? Dessert? Or a family recipe that you have been making for years? 

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  1. I’m all about the turkey! The stuff you pick up at the deli counter is poor substitute for a tender, juicy, slow roasted Thanksgiving gobbler. My mouth started watering just thinking about it. 🙂

    I also love cornbread dressing and giblet gravy. I could eat the gravy with a spoon!

  2. My Moms cornbread dressing. It’s not fancy. Nothing added like oysters or apples. Just bread cornbread, biscuits and maybe some white bread, plenty of onions and celery sauted in butter, broth, eggs, sage and a pinch of baking soda for lift. I could just take the pan and a fork. ………

  3. My late grandmother always made scalloped pepper casserole. That is still my favorite! Now with my grandparents passed away we always go out to eat for Thanksgiving but a couple of times a year, I have to make a scalloped pepper casserole for myself!

  4. Mmm, that’s a hard one. Turkey is delicious and the crispy skin,ooo. I love mashed potatoes and the gravy. Love gravy with fresh crusty bread or a spoon. I am not a big fan of pie. I do like pecan or cherry, or I could skip the dessert and go for more real food. But I enjoy family and thinking of the overwhelming blessings that God has so richly given to me and my family that I could just be happy with turkey soup. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  5. Teresa Rouzer says

    No mashed potatoes or rice for us, in my family we are all about the dressing – my mom’s dressing to be precise. The turkey and gravy are only there as supporting actors to the dressing. We will have green beans because, well you need a green vegetable. Thank heavens the ‘grandkids’ are now 30something plus so we can skip the green bean casserole and just have simple cooked green beans. We will also have sweet potato something-or-other and a fruit salad. This year our family members that do scalloped oysters at Christmas decided we needed the oyster dish at Thanksgiving too. There was much rejoicing across across the land…..

  6. my favorite food memory is not a food, it is a beverage. My mom was not one to serve wine or other alcoholic drinks so that plus the fact we were poor led to mom creating the “kick a poo joy juice” I fondly recall. She simply mixed one or maybe 2 flavors of unsweetened Kool Aid along with a bottle of 7-Up and a can of frozen juice concentrate (Usually orange or Grape) water to your desired taste strength and adding sugar to your level of sweetness. She usually left the drink a little on the bold side instead of watering it down to much. The 7-Up gave the drink a bubble effect and since we rarely drank pop this was a treat.,

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