Turkey, stuffing, dressing, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, buttered rolls and pumpkin pies are a few of the traditional foods for Thanksgiving Day meal.
Many foods are served alongside the main dish:
"Many other foods are served alongside the main dish—so many that, because of the amount of food, the Thanksgiving meal is sometimes served midday or early afternoon to make time for all the eating, and preparation may begin at dawn or on days prior."
"Traditional Thanksgiving foods are sometimes specific to the day, and although some of the foods might be seen at any semi-formal meal in the United States, the meal often has something of a ritual or traditional quality. Many Americans would say it's "incomplete" without cranberry sauce, stuffing or dressing, and gravy. Other commonly served dishes include winter squash, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes or rice (in the South and among Asians), dumplings, corn on the cob or hominy, deviled eggs, green beans or green bean casserole, sauerkraut (among those in the Mid-Atlantic, especially Baltimore), peas and carrots, bread rolls, cornbread (in the south and parts of New England), or biscuits, rutabagas or turnips, and a salad. For dessert, various pies are often served, particularly apple pie, mincemeat pie, sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate meringue pie and pecan pie, with the last four being particularly American."
"There are also nontraditional regional differences as to the stuffing or dressing traditionally served with the turkey. Southerners generally make their dressing from cornbread, while those in other parts of the country make stuffing from white or wheat bread as the base. One or several of the following may be added to the dressing/stuffing: oysters, apples, chestnuts, raisins, celery and/or other vegetables, sausages or the turkey's giblets. The traditional Canadian version has bread cubes, sage, onion and celery. Rice is also sometimes used instead of bread in Canada."
Giblet Gravy is traditionally served with turkey & dressing in the south-
"Other nontraditional dishes reflect the region or cultural
background of those who have come together for the meal. For
example, many African Americans and Southerners serve baked
macaroni and cheese and collard greens- along with
Other variations on the Thanksgiving table.
• Apple cider
• Corn casserole
Turkey on the table
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