Foods that Accompany Turkey
Christmas in the United kingdom
"When eaten at Christmas in the United Kingdom, turkey is traditionally served with winter vegetables including roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and parsnips. Cranberry sauce is the traditional condiment in the northern rural areas of the United Kingdom where wild cranberries grow. In the south and in urban areas, where cranberries until recently were difficult to obtain, bread sauce was used in its place, but the availability of commercial cranberry sauce has seen a rise in its popularity in these areas too. Sometimes sausage meat, cocktail sausages or liver wrapped in bacon is also served (known as bacon rolls or "pigs in blankets")."
"Especially during holiday seasons, stuffing, also known as dressing, is traditionally served with turkey. There are many varieties: oatmeal, chestnut, sage and onion (flavored bread), and sausage (possibly with mashed potato) are the most traditional. Stuffing may either be used to stuff the turkey (as the name implies), or may be cooked separately and served as a side dish." see stuffing
Thanksgiving in the United States and Canda
"For Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada, turkey is typically served stuffed or with dressing (on the side), with cranberry sauce and gravy. Common complementary dishes include mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, squash, and sweet potatoes. Pie is the usual dessert, pumpkin being most traditional, apple or pecan also being popular." The bread of choice is dinner rolls or biscuits if in the south-
Turkey is sometimes used as a substitute for other meats for foods like turkey bacon and turkey hotdogs."
- Many African Americans and Southerners serve baked macaroni and cheese and collard greens with turkey-
- Some Italian-Americans often have lasagna on the table-
- Ashkenazi Jews may serve noodle kugel, a sweet dessert pudding.
- It is not unheard of for Mexican Americans to serve their turkey with mole and roasted corn.
- In Puerto Rico, the Thanksgiving meal is completed with: Arroz con gandules (Rice with pigeon peas), pumpkin flan, potato salad , roasted white sweet potatoes and Spanish sparkling hard cider.
- Cuban-Americans traditionally serve the Turkey alongside a small Roasted Pork and include White Rice and Black Beans or Kidney Beans.
- Vegetarians or vegans have been known to serve alternative entree centerpieces such as a large vegetable pie or a stuffed and baked pumpkin or tofurkey.
- Many Midwesterners (such as Minnesotans) of Norwegian or Scandinavian descent set the table with lefse and green bean hotdish.