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Ranking the Top Ten Foods at Thanksgiving

Ms. Kincaid

The Holiday season is here! Thanksgiving is known for a few things, amazing food, a lie about the first one, and of course… the Cowboys losing in incredible fashion! Anyway, I wanted to go back and rank my 10 favorite foods you’ll be seeing on your table this Turkey Day.

10. Mashed Potatoes

Now, I am not a fan of mashed potatoes, I don’t like the texture but I do realize that people do like them, and with how synonymous they are with the holiday, I think it needs to be on the list.

9. Pumpkin Pie

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Pumpkin pie is a fantastic way to end the meal unless you are my sister or a child who can’t handle it for some odd reason. It’s no one’s first pick and you never really see pumpkin pie anywhere else. But the cinnamon sweetness is great and it leaves you with a warm feeling when you leave the table.

8. Corn

Again, corn is no one’s first pick, but when you need a break from the turkey, it really helps the plate come together. Corn by itself really can’t carry a meal but when used right as a side or mixed with other food can really elevate a holiday dinner.

7. Green Beans

I know most people don’t like them, but the way my mom makes them is really good! Some butter and garlic in the pan and then topped with parmesan cheese and you are set! If you don’t believe me, try it yourself this year.

6. Leftovers

So, technically this is cheating, but at my house leftovers are a huge part of the day. After the meal, we watch some football, then move to basketball, and by the time the second half of Gonzaga vs. Ohio State is on, it’s time to feast! You get some turkey, put it on a roll with mayo, pepper jack cheese, and have some stuffing along with some mac and cheese on the side, and you are good to go. It is one of my favorite parts of the holiday.

5. Crescent Rolls

Do I even need to say why these are good? They are perfect when they’re fresh out of the oven with some butter after you have had some turkey. They’re so good, you can even have these at room temperature and still have a good time.

4. Stuffing

Apparently, according to some people, this is controversial. But I think you’re crazy if you don’t like it. If you like to mix your foods together, it’s great. If you are like me and just like it all separate it’s still great. I know many people like to cook it inside the turkey and I am a fan as well. But be careful and make sure the bird is cooked all the way, because it can make you sick and ruin your Thanksgiving as you will be spending the rest of the night in the hospital.

3. Homemade Rolls

Yes, a third bread is on the list. But when my mom makes her homemade bread, it’s one of my favorite things ever! There’s nothing like biting into something like that: fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside- just perfect!

2. Turkey

Before I say why I love this, if you don’t like turkey, it’s because whoever makes it in your family is doing it wrong. At my house, my mom goes all out! The smell in the oven when the bird is roasting is like nothing you’ve ever smelled. During this time, you’re so hungry waiting for dinner, and the Lions are usually losing during a bad season. Then it’s done and it’s time to eat! I will say I always go for the dark meat, that’s where it is the best. Also two years ago my uncle deep-fired a turkey… it changed my life! So, so good, but not the best.

1. Mac and Cheese

Most of you are saying something to the effect of “that’s not a Thanksgiving food!” and you’re wrong, they eat it in the South often. I convinced my mom to make it after one Thanksgiving when the Seahawks played the 49ers and Russel Wilson was talking about it after the game, I knew I had to have it. Now, I’m not talking about Kraft or any of that store-bought stuff. Once again, my mom, who if you haven’t gotten it by now, is the best cook ever, makes it homemade, grates three different kinds of cheese with Velveeta, and cooks this sucker in the crock pot. It’s gooey, cheesy, and so so good. If you haven’t had it on your table, try it out like this and you won’t be sorry!

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