We have given Honeybeast a hard time. Now I will give you a chance to give me a hard time. Here are my-in no particular order-least favorite Thanksgiving dishes:
1. Green bean casserole. Didn’t eat it but a couple times growing up. The big kids and Denise love it. There is nothing offensive about it but shrug. Not a favorite-besides you can have it at other holidays. Actually, it would be ok, if no green veggie made it to my Thanksgiving table. (Though in honor of our vegetarian boy, sometimes vegan boy, who won’t actually be here-we have “Surprisingly Good Salad” on Thanksgiving…and like it)
2. Gravy. Huh? I don’t get it. At all. I buy a jar, because I care so little about it that it doesn’t seem worth the last minute prep. (Though I can make gravy just fine. Thanks. No, your special recipe won’t change my mind.) It harkens back to Saturday morning tv and “Don’t drown your food…” (This may be related to the fact that I don’t serve #4 on this list on Thanksgiving. I like gravy on my mashed potatoes-sometimes)
3. Pies. Already mentioned this though I do like a slice of pumpkin pie. I adore a piece of mincemeat pie-though not enough to actually make it and have everyone grouch. The rest of the pie parade? Save them for the rest of the year.
4. Mashed potatoes. Who came up with MASHED POTATOES for Thanksgiving? I had never even heard of such until about 10 years ago. Mashed potatoes aren’t special. They are an every day food.
5. Macaroni and Cheese. Again. Not a special Thanksgiving food-that is normal fare.