For this addition of Adventures with Friends, I polled the group to determine what were the all time best Thanksgiving foods. There were some that were new to me, some that have never been absent from my Thanksgiving table. Here is the ranking:
10. Stove Top Stuffing: Not everyone’s cup of tea, for sure, but the familiar taste of un-messed around with Stove Top stuffing can be one of the most comforting comfort foods I have ever known.
9. Dinner Rolls: On a holiday that is all about the carbs, what can be better than bread itself?
8. Mashed Sweet Potatoes: When plain ole potatoes are no longer enough. It seems like every dish made of traditional potatoes now has a sweet potato counterpart that is quickly rising up the list of Thanksgiving favorites.
7. Sweet Potato Casserole: Another sweet potato favorite. Though some might say this is the dish that brought sweet potatoes to the table in the first place.
6. Potato Casserole (Also known as Party Potatoes): Potatoes, cheese, what more could you ask for?
5. Green Bean Casserole: The only honest to goodness vegetable to make the list, though by the time you are done it hardly looks like a vegetable. Exactly how Thanksgiving was meant to be.
4. Homemade Stuffing: Some would argue that it is not quite as good as Stove Top (just me then?), but for those who prefer ingredients that don’t come from a dehydrated box, homemade stuffing is the way to go.
3. Turkey: The traditional main dish. When you think of Thanksgiving, you think of turkey. There is no denying that. However, tradition does not seem to be enough for the old bird to win Thanksgiving.
2. Mashed Potatoes: Of all the potatoes that made the list. The old fashioned mashed potatoes are still the king of potatoes.
And the winner is…
1. Pumpkin Pie: I will admit, this one is my all time favorite. Clearly, I am not alone. If I had to forego every other item on the Thanksgiving menu for pumpkin pie, I would happily do so.