America’s opinion on the best foods to have at Thanksgiving dinner

It’s that time of year again where the leaves are changing colors and the grocery stores are stocking up their turkey supply. If you guessed that it’s Thanksgiving, then you would be correct. People all over America have already made Thanksgiving plans for this holiday of thanks.

There’s an abundance of popular Thanksgiving dishes here in America. Those include, turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, green bean casserole, candied yams, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, salad, cornbread, macaroni and an assortment of pies for dessert.

The two most popular main dishes for Thanksgiving are turkey and ham. Some people even do both! There are many ways to make a turkey into pure perfection depending on what you like. You can roast it in the oven, deep fry it, smoke it, air fry it, wrap it in bacon, grill it, stuff it with stuffing, or if you’re vegan or vegetarian, you can have a tofu turkey.

“One time I had Thanksgiving with some neighbors in the South and they were having squirrel instead of turkey.” Michael Beckstrand recalled.

Did you know that the most popular Thanksgiving side dish in America is potatoes? They can be eaten in any shape or form. You can have them mashed, roasted, air fry them, bake them, boil them, make them into a casserole, can be made into a soup, steam them, or even make them into a salad. Or if it’s a sweet potato or yam, you can top it with brown sugar, cinnamon, and marshmallows.

Moving on to vegetables, here are some popular veggie dishes people have for Thanksgiving. The most common way to cook vegetables on Thanksgiving is to make them into a casserole, or to roast them together in the oven.

“The worst Thanksgiving food is 100% candied yams; they were already gross and adding marshmallows doesn’t make them good all of a sudden.” Erika Beckstrand replied.

There aren’t as many ways as possible to eat fruit on Thanksgiving, but whatever you make fruit out of it can still be delicious. This can include a fruit salad, fruit kabobs, just fruit and some dip, a fruit Jell-O salad, or if you’re really fancy you can just cut them up and put them next to the chocolate fountain.

Now there are a lot of different ways and types of rolls and different breads you can have too. Those include your classic dinner rolls, biscuits, cornbread, pumpkin bread, breadsticks, garlic bread, sourdough bread, even croissants are becoming popular.

Finally, there is dessert, the most popular is pie. It can be any type of pie, pecan pie, sweet potato pie, chocolate crème pie, banana crème pie, apple pie, cranberry pie, and so many others. But the most famous pie to have at Thanksgiving is the iconic pumpkin pie. Top that bad boy with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and you’re righteous living.

“The best Thanksgiving food is the pumpkin pie.” Jenneice Beckstrand said.

Now that we’ve covered almost every food group, you must decide what your favorite Thanksgiving food is. For me, it would definitely be dessert, it could be anything really and I would probably still try it at least. But I love everything about Thanksgiving and if only it could happen more often than once a year.