What do you eat for Thanksgiving dinner?

@NJChicaa (91758)
United States
November 21, 2020 1:57pm CST
I find it interesting to learn what other people's families have as their traditional Thanksgiving meal. There are always some surprises. We have roast turkey breast, stuffing/dressing, mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes (no marshmallows), green bean casserole, roasted carrots, rolls, gravy, and a green salad. Pumpkin pie for dessert. We have cheese and crackers and shrimp cocktail as appetizers. I don't know why my mom bothers with the salad. No one ever touches it. What do YOU have? I know that macaroni and cheese is traditional in African-American families. Some people do ham instead of turkey. Many Southerners have collards. Share with us!
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• United States
21 Nov
Turkey, Ham, Dressing, Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Potato Salad, Pot Roast, uhm.. Regular green beans... Rolls, Cornbread... Honestly it's differed for me. We always have Pumpkin Pie and sometimes Pecan Pie too. This year will be slightly different since I doubt I'll be celebrating it with my aunt. We're doing a freindsgiving and I'll be bringing some keto stuff.
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@NJChicaa (91758)
• United States
21 Nov
Turkey, ham, AND pot roast?
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• United States
21 Nov
@NJChicaa I know, I was surprised the first time I saw it on the table at my aunts. We usually do turkey and ham because some like one and not the other.
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• United States
21 Nov
Our Thanksgiving dinner is the same as yours but we have more veggies. Broccoli bake instead of green bean casserole, turnips, carrots ( sometimes with white cream sauce) stuffed mushrooms and breaded and fried cauliflower. Dessert is pumpkin pie, apple pie, brownies and some sort of homemade cookies. There's always whipped cream and ice cream for the pies
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@sallypup (41492)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Nov
@Marilynda1225 You remind me that hubby wants to stuff some mushrooms soon. We bought a tub of parmesan cheese for that reason.
@Alexis4U (109)
21 Nov
We do the whole roast chicken and roasted lamb in the oven with roasted veggies gravy potatoes salad green salad spicy rice and for desert definitely my mum's malva pudding and ofcourse my famous chocolate brownie
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@NJChicaa (91758)
• United States
21 Nov
spicy rice sounds good
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@Apple111 (206)
• India
21 Nov
We don't celebrate this here But it's good one
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@NJChicaa (91758)
• United States
21 Nov
Yes it is
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@paigea (30866)
• Canada
21 Nov
Ours sounds pretty much like yours. Except whole turkey and cranberries. And if a big gathering also ham. Now, I want green been casserole. I have garden beans in freezer and mushrooms. Hmmm I made a whole turkey just for the two of us on our Thanksgiving.
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@MALUSE (62967)
• Germany
21 Nov
Thanksgiving is an American only thing. No celebrations in other countries.
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@kobesbuddy (112065)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Nov
Canada has a Thanksgiving family holiday, during the month of October, I think.
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@MALUSE (62967)
• Germany
21 Nov
@kobesbuddy Well, this is understandable. Thanksgiving has to do with the Pilgrim Fathers and the first settlers in North America.
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@paigea (30866)
• Canada
21 Nov
@kobesbuddy Yes, our Thanksgiving is in October.
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@LindaOHio (51688)
• United States
22 Nov
Turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls, pumpkin pie and my yummy cheesecake. I'm full just thinking about it.
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@NJChicaa (91758)
• United States
22 Nov
I love cheesecake!
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@Cheyee (3216)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
21 Nov
I don't know about thanksgiving, but from what I see on tv, they often cook roast turkey and mashed potato. So I thought it's a must.
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@prinzcy (8275)
• Malaysia
22 Nov
I don't celebrate Thanksgiving but I love you guys talking about food.
@sharon6345 (256184)
• United States
21 Nov
I won't list all of my food but we have Brown stewed chicken, oxtails, curry goat, rice and peas, and other foods most of you would not know about. Oh my goodness talk about good and tasty. Homemade stuffing real baked mac and cheese and of course candied yams. This year my Dominican friend is bringing me food an I can't wait. I just hope turkey is not on my plate.I only want that from my mother's house.