What Thanksgiving dish do you crave?

pumpkin pieI’m heading home to WV for Thanksgiving this year. It’s rare that I go home–we usually spend the holiday with my husband’s family a mere 90 minutes away in SC. And I LOVE spending Thanksgiving with his family.

But somehow the food isn’t exactly what I grew up with. Oh, it’s delicious. Adding homemade macaroni and cheese to Thanksgiving is genius. But it’s not the same. And this year I’m looking forward to revisiting those delicious dishes from childhood.

Here’s what I think of as Thanksgiving dinner:
-Roast turkey
-Bread dressing–some in the turkey, some baked in a pan
-Green beans
-Mashed potatoes
-Yeast rolls
-Cranberry sauce
-Pumpkin pie with real whipped cream

Oh, there might be additions or variations, but that’s the core of Thanksgiving for me! So what’s your quintessential Thanksgiving dish? What can you hardly wait to taste come Thursday?

14 thoughts on “What Thanksgiving dish do you crave?

  1. best of “Thanksgiving foods”
    celery/onion stuffing/dressing
    Aunt John’s pumpkin pie
    Pat’s cranberry salad
    my mom’s pecan pie
    Unfortunately I have cooked less and less over the years and the last time I made any of those, they were less than great! But the memories will always remain. 🙂

  2. Some advice, learned long ago, everytime Aunt Dorothy brought her molded lime jello with cottage cheese & chopped cabbage and carrot salad. “If it wiggles on the plate, don’t eat it.” Happy, happy!

  3. Thanksgiving isn’t Thabksgiving (or Christmas) without the pecan pie your Mom always baked for me. If we didn’t have either Thanksgiving or Christmas together, then I’d be drooling for one on my birthday in January! I’m so thrilled that I’ll get together with you and Thistle this year… be safe! And give Jim my special love!…. Aunt Pat

  4. Aw, have fun in West Virginia! The weather’s been lovely here. And my family always has turkey, with rolls and sauerkraut as a side (love a roll w/turkey and sauerkraut on it!). My hubby’s mom makes a stellar pecan pie (sometimes using walnuts instead of pecans). And on that foodie note, it’s time for LUNCH!

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