Marcia is Amused.

Nov 20 2012

Weirdest/Nontraditional Food at Your Family’s Thanksgiving?

Since yesterday’s favorite food was such a hit.

My family makes these Sweet Potato Balls - spiced sweet potato wrapped around a large marshmallow, rolled in pecans, and baked. What? My cousin Ara once ate 6 of them in one sitting… and hasn’t touched them since.

We also make rigatoni and homemade sauce with sausages, meatballs, and braised beef. Obviously. Because we know what we love.

(51 notes   /   )

  1. teachingstarstotwinkle said: Sounds just like Ara!
  2. digitaljourney answered: My grandmother has started boycotting turkey dinners at Christmas, and now makes lobster instead. Yum :)
  3. sparklingpants answered: if there is not shrimp cocktail, it’s not Thanksgiving.
  4. hugeinjapan said: We deep fry an entire side of bacon prior to frying the turkey. For reasons.
  5. librarianpirate said: green bean casserole is gross.
  6. librarianpirate answered: I need to make my spicy garlic green beans for you someday. They are my favorite of my new additions to Thanksgiving.
  7. emilyposts answered: PEROGGIES
  8. talesfromthecrypt answered: After a certain point/number of bottles of wine my mom usually starts making everyone take shots of tequila. That counts right?
  9. galapagosgal answered: My Mom used to make this jello salad monstrosity. It had lime jello, cream cheese and pineapple. My brother loves it.
  10. stickyhide answered: frosted cranberry salad? It’s lemon jello, jelled cranberry, pinapple, ginger ale and pecans, set up and topped with cream cheese DreamWhip.
  11. imeanduh answered: when my sister (finally) turned 21, my mother instituted mandatory jello shots for thanksgiving.
  12. nirak said: My grandma used to make grated carrots in green jello. I think it is a Midwest thing.
  13. jhermann answered: "Tasty Goodness" - mashed cauliflower with an herby cheesy cream sauce. My uncle brought it once eight or ten years ago and it’s a staple now
  14. seajo answered: I only now answered favorite, and it’s the same, a creamed driet sweet corn my mom’s family does. It’s amazing.
  15. boggle- said: oh dude. that’s like, sweet potato arancini. and i want some.
  16. heylaney said: We definitely “Greekify” Thanksgiving - spanakopita, roasted Greek lemon/oregano potatoes, etc. It’s the food I look forward to most!
  17. heylaney answered: We definitely
  18. pizzatoporkpie said: We always have a baked ziti or lasagne because my (British) mom is convinced that she’s secretly Italian.
  19. ellegolightly answered: Holy shit those sweet potato balls sound divine. My fam does pumpkin whoopie pies, baked brie, and these weird muffins - all delish.
  20. elizabethanne answered: buffalo chicken dip - during the main meal. I once got a blister on my lip because I shoved it into my mouth while it was still insanely hot
  21. megsokay answered: One time we carved our turkey and it had cancerous growths so we couldn’t eat it. That’s weird.
  22. whatyousaybabyk answered: I want a rigatoni thanksgiving.
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