Favorite Thanksgiving Dish


Thanksgiving is one of the few times I eat turkey. I don’t dislike it; it’s just not my go-to meat. For some reason, I’d rather have chicken in my salad, or a chicken sandwich.

So, my favorite Thanksgiving dish is…. ta, ta, ta, tam … dessert. This being the time everyone brings something to the table, whether homemade or bought; the assortment is amazingly delicious.

Anything and in any form goes, just bring it on because come Thursday I’m not worried about calories or sugar. Ice cream over pie, yum, sooo good. Any kind of pie will do (pecan, pumpkin, fruit and almond tart, cherry pie … and the list goes on.)

Can’t say I’m a great cook, but I can whip up a pretty good pie. Not the crust, thought. I tried one year and whether it was the phone call I received in the middle of preparation, or my less than terrific cooking skills, the crust came out a bit burnt. The rest of the apple pie, though, was delicious.

My aunt’s famous pasta salad comes in as a second favorite (not sure how she makes it, but I’m sure she uses vinaigrette for the dressing), and then homemade stuffing is third. 

We’re not hosting this year, but driving to Orange County — an hour and a half away. And while I look forward to the meal itself, I can’t wait for dessert.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving dinner dish?  And do you make it yourself?


Photo courtesy: blogs.mydevstaging.com

6 responses to “Favorite Thanksgiving Dish

  1. I do love turkey, Sylvia, but probably the aroma of its cooking even more. My two special Thanksgiving dishes are the turkey stuffing and mashed turnips. The recipes for both were brought by my grandmother’s mother when she came here from Poland via Ellis Island i 1895. They date back several generations before her, so I feel special to be carrying on a tradition that dates back over 150 years.

  2. I adore pumpkin pie. I could buy one fire myself and eat it every morning for breakfast.easy. But the entire dinner at my folks home is traditional and each part is loved. I’m glad we do it for Christmas since I won’t be having turkey with them this year. Once the hubby and I did Thanksgiving and we grilled the turkey. it was fabulous.

  3. Hi Sylvia .. I enjoy turkey meat from a whole turkey – so do appreciate the few occasions I get to eat it. I’m not that keen on desserts – I’d rather have savoury .. but a good Christmas pud is wonderful …

    Hope you had a wonderful time and enjoyed whatever pie was served up … the picture looks good .. Happy end of Thanksgiving .. cheers Hilary

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