The most disliked Thanksgiving foods

16 thoughts on “The most disliked Thanksgiving foods”

    1. To me sweet potatoes are a vegetable, a starch, a kind of potato. Something that calls for butter and salt and pepper. They aren’t really something you put marshmallows on.

  1. I can do without stuffing and green bean casserole, but I love pumpkin pie and turkey (especially dark meat), Add in sweet potatoes and real mashed potatoes, and that’s enough for me. I agree we all overeat, and a good tossed salad would be a nice change.. Pied, you can have all the pecan pie as far as I am concerned. That is, except for the lemon pecan pie I have tasted. It is delicious, and not nearly as over-the-top sweet as pecan pie. ~nan

    1. Mmm, lemon pecan sounds interesting. I’ve never come across it, but it would certainly get my attention on a menu or in a bakery. I confess, however, that I’ll take pecans in whatever form is available.

      Gee, am I going to have to fight everybody for the dark meat?

  2. Now i’m hungry! Our traditional family meal was turkey, white bread dressing (vice cornbread), lots of gravy, homemade cranberries, homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans cooked w/bacon & onion, ambrosia salad, homemade cloverleaf rolls w/butter, celery sticks, mini sweet pickles, deviled eggs, pimento stuffed olives, spiced peaches, and dessert pumpkin and pecan pie with freshly whipped cream. When my mom took over, we lost noodles, green beans, ambrosia salad, the celery, olives, etc., and pecan pie & went to cannedcranberries. When i took over, reduced it to turkey parts (legs and thighs only), baked sweet potatoes or acorn squash, bakery yeast rolls, calico vegetables (diced carrots, corn, green peas, diced onion & pimiento in a vinaigrette dressing), and pumpkin pie w/ cool whip. This year thinking of instant pot turkey thigh, baking a sweet potato & buying a slice of peach pie… or maybe a frozen Marie Callender turkey dinner. (Hershey will have Friskies turkey shreds in gravy) Was going home, but safer to stay put again this year!

    1. My mom used to make white bread dressing; I remember bread spread out to dry on the kitchen counters. And she made the cranberry sauce, which sometimes didn’t gel. But she insisted anyway. Your green beans with bacon and onion sound delicious, and also the homemade rolls, which we also had. I haven’t had ambrosia in many years, and yum! Spiced peaches! Love ’em. We used to always have them with “blond brownies” which I think must have been butterscotch, but I haven’t seen the box mix in years. Those calico veggies sound really good. And yes, I love peach pie too. Or tart cherry, which I found at King Soopers on rare occasions back before Covid.

  3. The following is for the countless people planet-wide for whom there’s nothing to be thankful on Thanksgiving Day—nor any other day of the year, for that matter—COVID-19 crisis or not …

    Pass me the holiday turkey, peas / and the delicious stuffing flanked / by buttered potatoes with
    gravy / since I’ve said grace with plenty ease / for the good food received I’ve thanked / my Maker who’s found me worthy. // It seems that unlike the many of those / in the unlucky Third World nation / I’ve been found by God deserving / to not have to endure the awful woes / and the stomach wrenching starvation / suffered by them with no dinner serving. // Therefore hand over to me the corn / the cranberry sauce, fresh baked bread / since for my grub I’ve praised the Lord / yet I need not hear about those born / whose meal I’ve been granted instead / as they receive / naught of the grand hoard.

      1. A believer in Christ’s unmistakable miracles, I would be quite willing to consistently say grace sincerely with every meal, if everyone on Earth—and not just a portion of the planet’s populace—had enough clean, safe drinking water and nutritional food to maintain a normal, healthy daily life; and I’d be pray-fully ‘thankful’ if every couple’s child would survive his or her serious illness rather than just a small portion of such sick children.

      2. That doesn’t sound like it should be so hard to achieve … and yet it is. I was so surprised and pleased a few years ago when a young relative was getting married and asked that all gifts take the form of donations to an organization that works to provide clean water to those in need in underdeveloped parts of the world. Didn’t know such a group existed.

  4. I HATE stuffing, but I loved it as a kid. Either I got burnt our on it fast or I just don’t like how my family makes it. Either way I’m creating my own stuffing recipe this year with sausage and bacon so hopefully it’s AMAZING heehee

    1. I’ve heard of sausage stuffing but have never had any. It certainly sounds good. The only variation of plain old Pepperidge Farm that I’ve fixed is adding chopped apples to it, something I learned in New England. There are so many variations, you’re bound to find one you love. Happy Turkey Day!

... and that's my two cents