Thanksgiving is 15 days away! Some might say Christmas, but I say Thanksgiving is my personal favorite holiday. I mean, I love food for starters, I have much to be thankful for, I love watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV, it is a longstanding tradition and I love gathering with family to eat, watch football and just be together. 

However, I was curious to know how other families feel about the meals itself, I looked it up and this is what I discovered.

90% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving and for that I am thankful because I would be highly disappointed if that were not the case. In terms of sides, however, the 4 Thanksgiving 'trimming's' people eat are rather similar to my personal favorites.


I love mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, the dressing, and cranberry sauce. But not everyone does.

Mash potato and gravy with green beans and turkey slices

For example, the top 4 food items that the majority of Americans say are their favorite are:

  • stuffing
  • mashed potatoes
  • cranberry sauce
  • pumpkin pie

Not exactly what I was expecting but I love it! I do believe in my family, I am the ONLY person who touches the cranberry sauce and I happen to the be the baker in the family so I hope everyone loves my pumpkin pies every year!

One thing I had never had before as a side dish at Thanksgiving is deviled eggs but we had it at our work Friendsgiving meal one year and now it is a must.


Which side dish do you always leave off of your Thanksgiving plate?

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