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As you may know I am participating in the Long and Short Wednesday Weekly Challenge. This week the topic is traditional thanksgiving foods I like and dislike.
“I’ve always had fond memories of cooking Thanksgiving.”– Wylie Dufresne
First I have to start with a list of what most of us know and consider tradional Thanksgiving foods. I know there are a large number of traditional foods I have never had. For example, I haven’t had Oyster stuffing. I am unsure if I want to try it.
- Mashed Potatoes
- Butternut Squash
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Rolls, cornbread
- Jellied cranberry sauce
- Apple pie, spiced apples, pumpkin pie
While turkey is more traditional and is what our family usually eats. But one year for whatever reason, I wanted to try making a duck. It did not go over well. It was a bit too greasy, and I have not attempted another one. So turkey is my favorite, but I also enjoy cornish hens, and duck is my least favorite.
I am going to have three together here because I have the same thing to say about them all. Mashed potatoes, gravy, and cornbread. These three do not feel like they are only for Thanksgiving, since I make these at least twice a month for my husband. I know they are traditional for the holiday, to me they aren’t special. I think they are filler. I don’t dislike them, they’re just okay.
Stuffing is my favorite Thanksgiving food on this list. I could eat it all the time. Not to mention the fact that there are a pluthera of different varieties. For rolls, everybody likes rolls, but I cant remember any other time then this holiday and Christmas for rolls. Maybe it’s just me.
Let me just say, about butternut squash, I like it. I have a new appreciation for it since my garden was practically overrun this season. But honestly, thanksgiving meals of my youth did not include butternut squash. I don’t know why, I have an idea but nothing concrete. I really began to eat more squash in adulthood. My absolute favorite is acorn squash. I can eat that anytime.
Finally, I’m grouping all the sweet foods together. The pies, the sweet potato cassarole, etc. I love sweets! Unfortunately they are the worst for me. So although I like them, I try to stay away from them as much as I can.
I didn’t even think about the drinks! Apple Cider and Eggnog. And what about applebutter! This is another food I didn’t enjoy until I was an adult. I remember getting a small jar, every year, when I worked with an older lady that made it for us.
“Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.”– Willard Scott
I could not do a post without giving readers a few lists of book recommendations centered around Thanksgiving. You can check out any of these for your next holiday read!
And Now I Would Like To Hear From You!
What traditional foods do you like or dislike? Do you have a special food that is a tradition in your family that is not listed? Is there a food you wish was a Thanksgiving tradition? Let me know in the comments below.
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