Poll: Which Thanksgiving Foods Don’t Belong on The Table?

Hugh Baldwin

There are many Thanksgiving dishes and delights that line the table on November 25th, but I think we can all agree there are clear outliers that have somehow lasted the test of time.

A traditional Thanksgiving feast would likely include turkey, mashed potatoes, buttermilk biscuits/rolls, baked cranberry sauces, casseroles, corn on the cob, stuffing, green beans, carrots, brussel sprouts, wild rice, and of course pies. But what harms the experience rather than helps it? First and foremost, stuffing has to go. The consistency and texture has to be perfect, but often it is too chewy or too crunchy, and honestly it just tastes like I’m eating pine trees. Equally as revolting are mashed potatoes, because, well butter in potatoes—it just doesn’t work together. A little bit of it, and the dish isn’t that bad. But more than a spoonful, and you’ve lost my interest.

What are your least favorite nourishments on Thanksgiving? Please let us know in the poll below! 

Have a splendid (and stuffing-less) break, ‘Varks!