Traditional Thanksgiving Menu
What foods are you likely to find in a traditional Thanksgiving menu? If you are like many of us, you have a rich memory bank of delectable foods that Mom or Grandma made year after year in your Thanksgiving celebration.
A friend and I were brainstorming a traditional Thanksgiving menu just this evening, and I made an interesting observation. Both of us live in the Southeastern U.S., but we both grew up in the cold north. Still, our discussion turned up nearly all of the same foods.
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
At the center of the Thanksgiving celebration is the remarkable Roast Turkey. It is highly likely that the very First Thanksgiving dinner - celebrated by the Indians and Pilgrims - had this bird as a focal point. Of course, their dinner would have been wild turkey, whereas most of our turkeys today are domesticated and grown for the purpose of our Thanksgiving delight. Can you smell the aroma?
Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Traditional Thanksgiving side dishes include the following:
Thanksgiving Traditions: Dessert
The traditional Thanksgiving dessert is, of course, the princely Pumpkin Pie. It is typically served with whipping cream, and its smooth, silky texture with its sweet, spiced flavor is an absolute delight! A sweet potato pie is very similar in taste and texture.
Remember to thank God for all of His blessings and provision,
and enjoy your family and friends!