These are the Traditional Thanksgiving Foods I Like and Dislike

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Happy Thanksgiving


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.

  • Turkey
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Butternut Squash
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Rolls, cornbread
  • Gravy
  • Stuffing
  • 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.

For rolls, everybody likes rolls, but I can’t remember any other time then this holiday and Christmas for rolls.

K. LaMon

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!

11 Best Thanksgiving Books to Read by the Fire

Goodreads Thanksgiving novel list


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.

And As Always…

Go forth, dear readers, support your favorite indie authors and encourage reading and literacy.

K. LaMon
Lamon Reviews

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