The Best Thanksgiving Food

The Best Thanksgiving Food

There is always something to be thankful for...even if it's just the food.

Now that Thanksgiving is over, here I am reminiscing about all of the food I just ate. Here is a list of my favorites from the Holiday. If I think hard enough and close my eyes, I can still smell my house on Thanksgiving. There is absolutely nothing better. So here’s a list to keep you in the holiday spirit, all year round.

1. Turkey

My mom likes to catch the turkey on fire year after year. It's basically a family tradition at this point. Fortunately, we haven’t exploded the garage in the past few years. My favorite turkey for Thanksgiving is a nice juicy deep fried hunk of meat with unbelievable crispiness. What is Thanksgiving without turkey?

2. Cranberries

I mean its basically dessert for dinner. What could be better?

3. Noodle Kugel

Now, this is a request I make to my mother every year. She puts all kinds of delicious fruits in this dish. It may seem odd, but I highly recommend.

4. Casseroles

My family likes to eat Broccoli corn casserole. There are others who eat green bean casserole religiously year after year. Sweet potato casserole. I mean there are just so many. What’s your favorite casserole?

5. Mashed Potatoes

Coat that turkey with mashed potatoes and you’ll have a meal for the ages

6. Gravy

Oh, did I forget to mention drenching my turkey in gravy? Sorry...that happens too. You really don't want to be sitting across the table from me at any holiday meal.

A few of my favorites:

Apple Pie

Cherry Pie

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie

Cranberry Bliss Bars




Obviously, desserts had to have their own separate section, I can't even rank them. Except, I am one of those terrible people who happen to dislike pumpkin pie and pecan pie...sorry. Pumpkin cheesecake though loads me up.

Saving the best for last:

Post-Thanksgiving leftover sandwich with all the fixins. I mean cranberries, stuffing, gravy, turkey, casserole all slathered and stacked into one massive heartburn inducing sandwich. It is well worth it. Look below for a fantastic example of my favorite sandwich of the year.

I can't believe I have to wait an entire year for my favorite holiday to happen all over again. Who says you can't have Thanksgiving food when it isn't Thanksgiving? I'm going to start a new trend.

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12 Symptoms You Get When You're Addicted To Chick-Fil-A

It is your one true love.

Chick-fil-A, I love you.

Truett Cathy, I owe you my life.

If you love Chick-fil-A, you truly have withdrawals when you're away from it. You may suffer from these symptoms, just like I do.

1. No other breakfast will compare to CFA's.

2. No other fast food joint has hash brown's like CFA's.

3. When you go on vacation, you type in Chick-fil-A to see if there is one nearby.

4. If there isn't, you eat it as soon, I am talking, like, the second, you get back from vacation.

5. You truly don't understand how people "get tired of Chick-fil-A"

6. Besides the occasional change up on Sunday's, CFA is always your number choice of fast food.

7. You legitimately crave it more on Sunday's.

8. Nothing on the menu seems gross to you.

9. Yet, you seem to get the same thing every time you go.

10. Their ice cream is literally the b o m b.

11. You defend CFA to any and every hater.

12. CFA is probably your actual one true love.

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4 Breakfast Spots Near The University of Kentucky That Will Actually Get You Out Of Bed In The Morning

These places will satisfy all of your breakfast cravings.


If you're a breakfast foodie like I am, you know that is an absolute priority to find the most popular breakfast spots despite the city you may be in. You don't want to visit the touristy and basic restaurants that everyone else goes to, but instead, you are determined to uncover the locations that are the best of the best. Most foodies will go to great lengths to discover these places. As a University of Kentucky student and major foodie, I have searched all over Lexington to find my favorite places to visit on Saturday and Sunday mornings. This took my entire first semester and many trips to the ATM, but today, I am now blessed to say that I am a regular at all 4 of these incredible breakfast spots.

1. The Great Bagel

The Great Bagel is one of my all-time favorite restaurants to visit on Sunday mornings. The restaurant offers a variety of bagel sandwiches and freshly squeezed orange juice, and it makes for the perfect early morning start to a day filled with homework or relaxation.

2. Chocolate Holler

Though not a true restaurant, Chocolate Holler is one of the most popular coffee shops near the University of Kentucky. Because it is only a 3-minute drive from campus, Chocolate Holler is always buzzing with UK students who come to socialize or study. The coffee shop is most well known for its chocolaty drinks and the music is great there, too!

3. Stir Krazy

Stir Krazy is a local smoothie bar down the street that serves protein shakes, smoothies, and tea. Though It only consists of these three beverages, the shakes at Stir Krazy are enough to fill you up for breakfast or lunch. Each shake or smoothies range from 200 to 250 calories and serves as the perfect energizer before a workout or a filling recovery drink after a workout.

4. La Madeleine

La Madeleine is a French breakfast and lunch cafe conveniently located on campus (and only a 30-second walk from my dorm). Their breakfast is served all day long and their croissants are to die for. I highly recommend building your own omelet for the most fulfilling experience. Not to mention, their iced caramel macchiatos are a great refresher on the side.

No matter which city, state, or country I am currently in, I make it my mission to eat as a local would. In Lexington, Kentucky, these four breakfast spots are guaranteed provide you with a plethora of different types of food to get you through even the worst cases of morning hunger. Though these places are my current favorites, I am now looking forward to containing the search for more breakfast restaurants, cafes, and juice bars throughout my next four years in this city.

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