Thanksgiving is a holiday where you are reminded everything you are thankful for, whether it is your family, your friends, or something materialistic like your video game system. No matter what you are thankful for, the holiday never fails to provide one thing—food! I am going to provide with my top five Thanksgiving dishes, and maybe it is something you have never had that will inspire you to bring it to your Thanksgiving dinner.
One of my favorite things in this world is carbs, and stuffing is a dish that satisfies my cravings. It’s simply bread in the shape of cubes that is mixed with herbs and spices and baked to perfection. Now, my family eats dressing because it is not baked inside of the turkey, but the name stuffing originates from cooking it in the turkey itself. Nonetheless, this side dish ranks at the top of my list.
Now, I am going to reiterate myself by saying carbs are amazing. Thus, my second favorite dish is also loaded with carbs, but to be honest, what is Thanksgiving without carbs? Mashed potatoes can come in many difference styles and flavors, such as cheesy or garlic. I am a sucker for cheesy potatoes, but I’m also a huge fan of the traditional mashed potatoes with gravy on top. Either way, if this dish is available on this joyous day, it is going right next to the dressing on my plate.
Number three on my list is the green bean casserole. A mixture of cream of mushroom, green beans, and French-fried onions, it is another must on my plate. I believe the combination of green beans and French-fried onions is perfect. The only other green bean mash that nears its perfection is when you add bacon to green beans. This, however, is a dish that tends to be left off some tables, and because of that, I am here to say that this is another must have when preparing Thanksgiving dinner.
Coming in the number four spot is a dish that you eat at the end of the meal, and that is Pumpkin Pie. It is not Thanksgiving without ending your dinner marathon with a piece of pumpkin pie with topped with whipped cream. It is the perfect end to a perfect meal.
Lastly, coming in with the fifth and final spot is a combination of two: turkey and dinner rolls. My family uses the sweet Hawaiian rolls for Thanksgiving dinner, and when you split it and put a piece of turkey in between, it is near perfection. You may think I am a monster for putting turkey at the bottom of my top five, but personally I have never been the biggest fan of turkey. That being said, something about putting it between carbs adds a great taste, and I recommend trying it if you have not done so yet.
Again, this list is my opinion on the top five dishes served at Thanksgiving. Hopefully you all get to enjoy everything I listed, if not, I recommend trying it this year. I hope you all have safe travels and a happy Thanksgiving!