Monday, 14 November 2011
Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?! Where did the time go? Obviously, I'm not complaining considering Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Everyone has their favorite foods they eat on Thanksgiving, so I'm going to share mine with you.
So I guess I should probably just get this out of the way from the beginning...I don't eat Thanksgiving turkey. Phew, ok I feel better now. It's hard for me to explain why I don't like turkey, mostly because no one ever understands how someone could not like a Thanksgiving staple. I just don't think it tastes good. It's not even that I have bad cooks in my family and it comes out too dry or not flavorful, I just really don't like it.
Since I don't eat turkey, I aim for the sides. My mouth is watering just thinking about everything. Unlike my boyfriend, who puts everything on his plate and mixes it all together (yuck), I take a few things at a time so the flavors of each delicious food don't mix...and I also can't have my food touch. Here are my all-time favorite Thanksgiving foods:
Mashed Potatoes: I smother mashers (as we call them in my family) with gravy and add a little salt.
Baked Mac & Cheese: Since this is super filling, I only have a spoonful and since my dad is the one who makes it, I can get eat it any time I want! Everyone else is obsessed with this dish as they really only get to experience it on Thanksgiving.
Stuffing: Forget the boxed stuffing. My aunt makes the most amazing homemade stuffing I've ever had. I have no idea how she makes it, but it's honestly the best. It's super thick and almost glue-like texture with so much flavor. Yummy.
Sweet Potatoes & Marshmallows: Add some salt and its delicious. The salt gives me my favorite sweet and salty combo that my mouth craves.
Green Bean Casserole: I've always loved this dish. My mom used to make it a lot when I was in high school, but now it's a Thanksgiving food for us.
Pretty much everything I eat on Thanksgiving is a carb and I love it! Dressed in my most comfortable sweatpants, I pretty much each my weight in food. Then of course, there are the plentiful amounts of dessert! Since I hate pumpkin, I avoid pumpkin pie at all costs. I normally just go for all random things like cookies, slice of pie here or there and some fruit. I cannot wait for Thanksgiving, and I need to prepare my stomach for all the food I'm going to eat. Nom nom.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving foods? Anything you hate?