Thanksgiving Dinner: What Do You Think?


Ella Wiebusch

Isabel Haas, Opinion Editor

Thanksgiving Day is often times a day where we give thanks to the people in our lives and the things that we are fortunate to have. Another, and more selfish part of Thanksgiving that everyone enjoys, is the food. With Thanksgiving Day fast approaching, I have listed off some of the most common Thanksgiving Day foods and what I think about them 

1. Turkey. What better Thanksgiving Day food to start off this list, than turkey? As the staple of Thanksgiving Day food, I support eating turkey on this day. My only opinion on Thanksgiving Day turkey is that dark meat is superior to white meat. I don’t even bother eating anything other than part of the turkey leg on Thanksgiving.  

2. Stuffing. I support anyone who wants to indulge in typical Thanksgiving food, such as stuffing. However, I will not eat stuffing. Not on Thanksgiving, not on another holiday, and not at any other point of the year. I’m not too sure if these strong opinions stem from my lack of experiencing tasteful stuffing, but I am content with eating everything else on Thanksgiving.  

3, Green Bean Casserole. YES. I can eat green bean casserole all day long. I am a big fan of green beans, and any opportunity to combine green beans and a hot casserole, I support it. Topping green bean casseroles with French’s Crispy Fried Onions is like putting icing on a cake, always a good choice.  

4. Mashed Potatoes and GravyPreferably, I enjoy eating loaded mashed potatoes with more than my fair share of bacon. I usually only get about one serving of mashed potatoes and gravy on Thanksgiving, nothing like green bean casserole, where I could eat enough that could feed a family of five. 

5. Rolls. Again, YES. There is a trend in my favorite Thanksgiving Day food, and that trend is carbs. I will eat any and all rolls on Thanksgiving. Hawaiian rolls, crescent rolls, dinner rolls, and even biscuits are all welcome on my dinner plate.  

6. Pumpkin Pie. My favorite Thanksgiving Day dessert is, and always will be, pumpkin pie. Although I can eat my weight in pumpkin pie, I can only eat it on Thanksgiving Day. I don’t know why this is, but I personally don’t think that pumpkin pie tastes as good on any other day of the year. There are other pies for other holidays, but pumpkin pie is my choice for Thanksgiving Day. 

Hopefully your Thanksgiving Day is filled with celebrating things you are thankful for, as well as eating a lot of empty carbs and pumpkin pie. What do you think? Am I missing something? Or are these foods the making of the perfect Thanksgiving meal?