Thanksgiving Dishes We’re not so Thankful For.


The Halloween candy is long gone and the retailers are announcing earlier and earlier start times for Black Friday shopping. That can only mean that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Traditional Turkey and Ham served along side of mashed potatoes and gravy are almost a certainty at most homes. It’s the side dishes that can get a little weird. With some of the them you have to wonder why if we don’t like them enough to eat at least on a semi-annual basis, why do we serve them on a major Holiday? When we were younger we could always blame Great Aunt Sophie or weird cousin Billy for bringing their specialty dishes that no else one every really liked. Nowadays the continuation of serving some of these seasonal delicacies can only be explained by habitual tradition.  No one I know still makes this stuff.

After a little searching we came up with a list of Thankgiving dishes that most everyone dreads:

Jellied Cranberry Sauce
Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Look at this beauty. It seems like such a shame to ruin the perfect sculturing of the Jellied Cranberry Sauce in can by actually eating it. Every year it seems this shows up and served in one form or another.

Another palate pleaser we  found was:


Candied Yams baked with a topping of mini-marshmallows. Personally I don’t eat this on Holidays or any other time of the year. Maybe there’s a reason most restaurants don’t offer it as well.

How about a more current nemesis for the palate, Tofurky. Even after three stents and four bypasses will resort to eating this. Why do people eat this again?


Then there’s mincemeat pie. There doesn’t seem to be any middle ground here. Either you really love this or you won’t touch it.


Mmmmmm…. No Thanks.

Finally we are showing one that people like to eat but for some reason for the Holidays the host tries to get cute and it usually doesn’t turn out too well. What do you think?



Deviled Eggs as chicks. How they are supposed to look on top. How they usually look on the bottom.

Do you have a Thanksgiving dish that you are dreading??? We would love to hear about it. If you have a picture all the better. Send us an email at or go to our Facebook page and tell us there. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook!



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