Tasty Tuesday: Thanksgiving FavoritesDecember 02, 2014
I don't consider myself a picky eater until it comes to Thanksgiving. Give me veggies, sushi, and any other odd food and I'll devour. But please keep that stuffing far far away! I don't know what it is about stuffing that just freaks me out. Maybe it's the soggy bread thing? Really I get goosebumps even thinking about it.
My Thanksgiving plate consists of lots of light turkey meat, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and a roll. It's almost as if Joshua, a normal "picky eater," and I swap brains one day a year. He eats absolutely everything. If you think about it, Thanksgiving really is a man-pleasing meal.
One of my favorite holiday time dishes is salmon ball. I'm a total fish/ sea food junkie. Half of this was in my belly by the end of the night. Back in 2009 my aunt and I took a trip to Alaska and brought back dozens of locally caught and canned salmon from Hoonah, Alaska. Sadly it didn't last but six months. We made the best salmon ball for Thanksgiving and Christmas that year.
Of course there was pie, lots of pie. Mainly the reason my pants are still a bit tight. Pumpkin pie is one of my absolute favorite things about the holidays. Add a tiny bit, or cover the pie completely (my mom) with Miracle Whip and it's the perfect end to a bountiful feast.
Back in October I shared my family's preferred way to do Pumpkin pie-like desserts. Though it's a favorite, we tend to stick to my Grandma's traditional homemade Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving. Pumpkin dessert will make it's way again during Christmas get togethers.
I hope each of you had the most wonderful Thanksgiving, full of food and memories to last a lifetime!
What is your favorite Thanksgiving appetizer?
What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner?
Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving dessert?
How many Thanksgiving dinners did you attend?
Did you bust out the stretchy pants? (;