5 Thanksgiving Foods Too Weird To Eat The Rest of The Year
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5 Thanksgiving Foods Too Weird To Eat The Rest of The Year

When it comes to the turkey day menu, once a year is enough for some things.

5 Thanksgiving Foods Too Weird To Eat The Rest of The Year
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If we were doing word association with most holidays, you would get many different answers. Easter: bunny, eggs, Lent. Christmas: Jesus, tree, family, presents. Thanksgiving, though, would most likely have one answer above the rest: food. The menu for turkey day, though, is a little odd. Most of it turned out alright, but there was definitely some weird experimentation going on during the invention of the Thanksgiving tradition.

1. Stuffing

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Sure, it's good, if you're into that kind of thing. You have to admit that sticking your hand into a bird to make dinner is something that you really only want to do once a year.

2. Green bean casserole

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I'm not sure where the idea for this one came from either. Whatever happened to just plain old green beans? The cream of mushroom and fried onions make a weird combination of flavors and an even weirder combination of textures. I'm a green bean purist, myself.

3. Candied Yams

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Okay, so there's no meat, but I can't help but be reminded of the time Rachel put beef in the trifle. Putting marshmallows and brown sugar on food that's supposed to be (more or less) healthy? Sounds like the American Dream, but it's a little too...."one of these things is not like the others", no?

4. Pumpkin Pie

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Sweet potato pie is the sequitur from candied yams to pumpkin pie. Maybe a pumpkin is technically a fruit, but that doesn't mean you can just make it into a pie. What's next, tomatoes???

5. Cranberry "Sauce"

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This one has got to be the WORST. I have so many questions. What happened to the actual cranberries? Why don't you just use the berry kind? Do you eat many things that maintain the shape of the can?

But if there's one food that can't go wrong...

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It's turkey. It's iconic, it's edible, and it's what we've been waiting 364 days for.

So enjoy your friends and family and all the food from mashed potatoes to the weird cranberry stuff that jiggles on your plate, and don't forget to wear loose pants!

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