If you know me at all, you know I refuse to skip the Thanksgiving celebrations and go straight from Halloween to Christmas. In case you're confused about what I'm talking about, take a peek at my article here.
One of the reasons I love Thanksgiving (other than spending time with family and being thankful of course) is THE FOOD. I look forward to gaining at least 10 pounds at the dinner table every year, and I will throw a fit if a dish is missing...just ask my Grammy. Since Thanksgiving is just a few days away, I wanted to rank my top ten favorite dishes for you, and I expect a full-blown debate/argument in the comments. Ready, set, go!
I shared my opinion that ham is better than turkey on Facebook not too long ago and received a decent amount of backlash for it. I would way rather eat ham than turkey and I've felt passionately about this for so long. Don't come at me because you're not going to change my mind.
9. Green Beans
I love green beans as much as the next person, but as far as Thanksgiving goes, this holiday is for the pros. I eat this veggie regularly and see nothing special about it for the specific season.
Whether it's on the cob or creamed, I have the same reasoning for corn as I had for green beans, only I like corn more. No hard feelings, I'd just rather spice up my plate and save some room for the better dishes out there.
Honestly, I'm a huge bread gal. However, I feel like rolls are just kind of there when it comes to this holiday feast. They serve as a nice side, and they're just kind of happy to be there. We're happy to have you, rolls.
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6. Mashed Potatoes
Here we go, onto the better dishes. I absolutely love mashed potatoes, and no matter the season, I can't get enough of them. I think when you make them just right, they definitely compliment your entire meal.
5. Pumpkin Pie
While this is more of a dessert and less of a dish for your main course (although, I suppose it could be eaten with dinner) I definitely enjoy pumpkin pie. Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like it. Don't forget a small dollop of Cool Whip on top!
4. Macaroni and Cheese
Mac 'n cheese is actually one of my favorite dishes of all time. I would eat it as a side with every meal if I was allowed to, and the holiday season means I get my Grammy's extra creamy mac 'n cheese.
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Y'all already know how I feel about ham. It's better than turkey, period. It's juicier, and it has more flavor, and anyone who disagrees can be wrong.
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2. Broccoli Rice Casserole
This one might not be a dish you're familiar with because I'm not quite sure how popular it is, but it's an Aunt Rosie specialty. She's the original BRC Queen. It's exactly what it sounds like, and it is SO good. I could eat an entire plate of it and not get sick of it. It's also the dish I was VERY upset about the one year it was not brought to Thanksgiving. And see, it's so good that there isn't even and image for it!
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Finally, we have my favorite. We call it dressing, but many people call it stuffing. I've learned the major difference is that dressing is cooked on its own in a separate pan, and stuffing is actually stuffed into the turkey and cooked with it. Regardless, it is my absolute favorite Thanksgiving dish, and my stomach is growling just talking about it.
No matter the dishes you serve for Thanksgiving, this holiday is the perfect time to gather with your loved ones and remember everything you are thankful for.
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