What is your favorite dish for Thanksgiving (or a feast)?

@dorannmwin (36698)
United States
November 2, 2009 12:42pm CST
Thanksgiving in the United States is just around the corner and our neighbors up north celebrated their Thanksgiving last month. So, I was wondering if there is one specific dish that you really enjoy having for your Thanksgiving celebration. If you aren't from a country that celebrates Thanksgiving, what is a holiday that you celebrate in your country that has a feast associated with it, and what is the dish that you really like to eat during that time? For me, I've always really liked to eat sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving. The reason that I look forward to this each year is that it is the only time of the year that it is prepared in our family.
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
2 Nov 09
I have to pick only one??? LOL, I guess it would have to be the turkey and the stuffing cooked inside it, since it's not a food we tend to have all that often. I'm sneaking in some "secondary and thirdary--is that a word??" dishes for the heck of it. 1. My mom's cream cheese and walnut-stuffed celery and homemade cranberry relish 2. My sister-in-law's homemade bread 3. My sis's butternut squash casserole Yummy all around! Karen
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
3 Nov 09
Sneaky, sneaky by sneaking in all of those favorites. I want the recipe for your mother's goody. That sounds absolutely delicious.
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• United States
4 Nov 09
Sneaky can be fun lol. I'm not sure in what quantities, but the relish consists of finely chopped raw cranberries, nuts, orange zest, a bit of orange juice, and sugar. The filling for the celery (cut each rib into 2" pieces) is softened cream cheese, chopped English walnuts, and just enough milk beat into it to make it spreadable. Fill the hollow of each 2" celery stick with the mixture. (Dry celery first) and refrigerate. A fork works best for filling the sticks. This is a favorite of the whole family! To healthy it up, low-fat cream cheese works very well :) The "leftovers" are part of the fun, so she always makes a lottt! Karen
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
4 Nov 09
I am writing this down, I'll try it before Thanksgiving and if we like it here, then I'll make more for Thanksgiving day and take them up with us to the celebration.
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@solared (1210)
• United States
3 Nov 09
Hmm Probably stuffing, and sweet potato souffle.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
3 Nov 09
When I was a child it was always the stuffing that I looked forward to as well. Now, however, it isn't as much of a draw for me because we eat with my husband's family and his mother cooks hers out of a box.
@solared (1210)
• United States
3 Nov 09
OH OH OH! ripping on the mother in law...lol
• India
15 Jun 10
hi doran We don't have this thanksgiving day exactly, but we have many celebrations in which feast is a must.. in these we serve veg foods, sweets and indian dishes, noveg things are not permitted in our religious feasts.. Thanks for sharing. Sorry for late response Welcome always. Cheers. Professor
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
15 Jun 10
I would love to have the opportunity to celebrate an Indian feast at some point during my life. I've had the opportunity to enjoy Indian cuisine on a very limited basis in my life, but there hasn't been anything that I've tried that I would refuse to ever eat again.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
3 Nov 09
No we do not celebrate thanksgiving out here but we do celebrate Independence Day when we became independent of Great Britain. Typical dishes would be ackee and salt fish and roast breadfruit. All local dishes that are popular including curried goat (I don't eat that one) I make a mean sweet potato casserole at Christmas though. I crush the potatoes and add orange juice and butter. Then I sprinkle brown sugar on top and return to the oven to brown. It is so good. I often add raisins too.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
3 Nov 09
The way that you make your sweet potato casserole sounds absolutely delicious. I'm going to definitely have to try your way once and see what I think of it. Thanks so much for your input.
@Keola12 (717)
• United States
3 Nov 09
I like the stuffing. I also love pumpkin pie.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
3 Nov 09
Pumpkin pie with real whipped cream and real pumpkin is so good. We got four pumpkins this year for the kids to paint and we didn't cut into them at all so they are perfect for making pumpkin pie out of still.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
3 Nov 09
hi dora, we dont celebrate thanks giving here in our country but we do celebrate christmas. my favorite dish is sweet and sour fish. i also enjoy eating lasagna. my wife is a good cook i can say. sweet potato casserole sounds interesting. i love potatoes, can you tell me how to make that one so i can tell my wife to try? i also enjoy eating potato salad. this discussion makes my tummy noisy har har har
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
3 Nov 09
Let me see if I can get the recipe from my mother. I know I've got it in my recipe box, but that is still buried in a box somewhere. And I'll be happy to share it with you.
@jayzelle (76)
3 Nov 09
for me different fruit salads because it symbolizes prosperity and good harvest through out the year...
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
3 Nov 09
That is a neat reason that it is your favorite food. I never thought of it that way, but now that you've mentioned it. This is both a delicious dish and a quite symbolic one as well.
@neelimaravi (1794)
• India
3 Nov 09
hi dora, in india we celebrate lots of festivals, mainly diwali, we celebrate very very well, we burst crakers, we light many diya's and housefull lightning many more.... on that day we do payasam, lemon rice and junk food etc... do you know about payasam, yum yum yummy, sweet.. from morning we were new clothes and do pray to god durga, and put some money over there and we wish there for sometime, what we need. thankyou, have a nice day. which festive do you celebrate more.
• United States
3 Nov 09
I love mashed potatoes,turkey,corn,pecan pie,okra,and green beans.I love all of those with salt and pepper.That's what I eat every year at Thanksgiving with my mom,dad,and brother.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
3 Nov 09
Sound delicious. You've left off dessert here though. Is there a dessert that you are especially fond of too? Or are you just fond of all of the main meal dishes?
@luvmysons (497)
• United States
3 Nov 09
I love thanksgiving dinner but choosing just one dish that I love is hard to do.. I am of Italian heritage and we eat and cook alot.LOL I would have to say that one of my favorite dishes would have to be mashed sweet potatoes with melted marshmellow...Yummy.. And I cant leave out Pumpkin pie....Love it
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
3 Nov 09
I always did like pumpkin pie too. Especially when it is made from a fresh pumpkin and not the canned stuff that so many people buy in the store. And on top of my pumpkin pie I need to have some real whipped cream. Not cool whip.
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
3 Nov 09
This is hard to answer. I love everything at Thanksgiving. I love the stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes...boy did you make me hungry for some :)
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
3 Nov 09
I've made myself hungry too with this discussion. There is nothing that I want more right now than a big feast with more food than we could bear to eat at one sitting.
• United States
2 Nov 09
There is nothing better then a big stuffed turkey and mashed potatoes to enjoy with the family. I believe the best part of he feast is being able to spend time with people. Im not a big fan of potato casserole myself of yams, but they are part of our traddition. Homemade bisscuits are always a favoriate as well.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
3 Nov 09
Yes, you are definitely right, the best part of the holiday feast is being able to spend time with your family. Thanksgiving is one of the few times throughout the year that we are able to see one of my husband's little brothers.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
3 Nov 09
That is good but my favorite is the dressing. I can make a meal off dressing & cranberry sauce.