Every year you see the same food items on people’s plates. You ever ask yourself how they stack up, against each other? Here’s my take.
- Stuffing/Dressing- One of the few days it’s prepared.No matter how you flavor it, it’s the staple to your Thanksgiving plate. It’s the side dish, that gives the turkey life. You’re basically eating smushed bread pieces, doesn’t matter, it’s delicious. It’s also convenient, that those who don’t eat meat can enjoy it as well.
- Turkey- While it’s not number one it’s symbolic of the holiday we celebrate every year. Whether it’s roasted or fried, you need this bird on your table.
- Pumpkin/Sweet Potato/ Pecan Pie- No matter what flavor you prefer, the closer of your feast has to be pie. The aroma of pie itself, makes the holiday better.
- Baked Macaroni and Cheese-I’m not talking your instant Kraft mac and cheese. With multiple cheeses and a crust, mac and cheese could easily be atop this list.
- Mashed Potatoes-While it’s eaten regularly, you can’t knock the consistency that quality mashed potatoes bring to the table.
- Cranberry Sauce-Not a fan, but I’ll respect its place in ThanksGiving history. People typically just buy it canned, but homemade sauce isn’t half bad.
- Candy Yams/ Sweet Potatoes-Quite possibly, the most underrated side dish. Whether it’s with marshmallows, or by itself it adds a nice sweetness to your plate.
- Lasagna/ Baked Ziti-Love pasta just not during thanksgiving, nevertheless it belongs in the top ten.
- Rolls- The sponge to whatever is left on your plate.
- Gravy-More of a condiment than a food item, but still essential to the table. No one likes dry Turkey.
*Best of the Rest: Corn, Rice and Beans, Cornbread, Green bean casserole, Ham.