Thanksgiving Dinner: Traditional Foods and Alternatives

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Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful to others over a nice meal. There are many ways to prepare for this holiday, not just the traditional way.

Thanksgiving is a day for family and friends to get together and enjoy each others company. But it would not be  Thanksgiving if there wasn’t a grand feast at dinner. The dining table should be filled with enough food and leftovers to last you for days. With Thanksgiving a few days away, I thought it would best to make a list of what kinds of meals to expect and how you can make it better. Thanksgiving is about being thankful to the people that helped us in life and this holiday may be an opportunity for you to say thanks.

Traditional Food For Thanksgiving

When you think of Thanksgiving, what automatically comes to mind? If you thought of turkey, then you are right. It is the Thanksgiving mascot, after all. But if you do not want turkey, then honey smoked ham would be a good substitute for the main course. Plus, if you’re like me and hate cutting up the turkey, ham saves you from that frustration. Seriously, having to carve up the turkey from awkward angles is a hassle.

Another must have for a Thanksgiving dinner is stuffing. Who doesn’t love the combination of soft bread mixed with delicious vegetables and meats? Weirdos, that’s who.

Cream of corn is another great side to have along for Thanksgiving because it tastes good with just about everything. Don’t believe me? Well, okay then. No need to be snooty.

And don’t forget to have some mashed potatoes and gravy, a delicious combination that will fill you up.

You can’t forget about dessert, either. It is typical to eat pumpkin pie afterwards, but any dessert would do nicely. This includes Pumpkin Delight and any cakes. Just don’t come at me with your marshmallow pudding because I will kick you out of the festivities.

Different Foods For Turkey Day

Of course, your Thanksgiving dinner does not have to be like this exactly. This is a holiday about being thankful for those around you. And to feast on good food, of course. But you don’t need to have a turkey or stuffing to make a Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving dinner can be any type of food you want. It can be BBQ, Mediterranean food, Chinese food, or any type of foods from different cultures. As long as you all enjoy each others’ company, Thanksgiving is what you make of it.

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