Thanksgiving, a day where calories don't matter, you are surrounded by family and friends, and you drink all day and watch the Macy's Parade, National Dog Show, and NFL football all night. For a holiday that is meant to "give thanks", it is always full of controversy. Whether it is unnecessary political comments, questions about your adult future, or the one uncle that drinks too much, the holiday always brings out the good, the bad, and the ugly. The most controversial topic out there though is whether or not a certain food dish belongs on your Thanksgiving table.
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Sweet Potato's with Marshmallows
Let's start with a key side dish, the sweet potato. A lowkey fire side dish and a sweet and delicious starch. The bright orange color screams fall. For some reason, Americans love to bake it with marshmallows on top of it for Thanksgiving. Why? Sweet Potatoes are just fine without it, there is no need to add a desert to your dish when deserts are the last course. It's a no for me dawg.
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Mac and Cheese
This shouldn't even be a question. Mac and Cheese is acceptable any time, any place. It is a huge flex on the Thanksgiving table and should always be present. This is a national staple, and you better include it with multiple kinds of cheese and bread crumbs.
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Antipasto and Charcuterie
Uhhh yeah. If you are Italian (or even want to pretend to be), it is a must to always include an antipasto. Creating a charcuterie board is an art and it is made for big holidays and social gatherings. If you need tips, read this blog here.
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Thanksgiving is no place where people should be worried about their food intake. This is a day where it is acceptable to stuff your faces. If you are looking to be healthy, then portion control. There is already plenty of variety in vegetables available on the table, most notably anything roasted, corns, and caseroles that have your veggies. Including a side salad is just unneccesary.
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At the end of the day, who cares. We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Drink some good beer, enjoy the food and company you might have, and continue to be thankful!
If you made it this far, well congrats. Here are some Thanksgiving day props you should definitely consider.
- WAS RB Antonio Gibson OVER 54.5 rushing yards
- HOU QB Deshaun Watson OVER 2.5 passing TDs
- DAL QB Andy Dalton UNDER 253.5 passing yards
- Football Team +3
- Texans -3
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