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Survey Finds Most-Anticipated Thanksgiving Dinner Dish

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I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed when I saw what a survey actually found to be America’s most-anticipated Thanksgiving dish.

Let’s face it: Thanksgiving Dinner means a lot of different items spread across a huge table. If you were to ask people which Thanksgiving dish they most looked forward to, you might expect a wide variety of answers.

Some people really love that dressing, though some argue it’s stuffing, not dressing. I would not hesitate to wager that this fight, friends, will never end.

Some people really love their Green Bean Casserole. I assume you’ve heard of the dish. It involves green beans, cream of mushroom soup and crispy fried onions as a garnish on top. It probably includes other items, depending on your recipe. If you’re a fan, you can have my portion. I’ve never cared for that.

I’ve seen some people really, really get excited over cranberry sauce. It often appears on the table with a firmer consistency than jello and in the shape of the can in which it was purchased. I don’t hate cranberries. In fact, if I’m going to have a juice, cran-apple might be one of my favorites. But cranberry sauce, which isn’t a sauce at all, never did much for me.

Still, a survey would surely produce a wide variety of results. The top pick might really be interesting.

Alas, this was not to be the case.

Martha Stewart’s website reported the results of a survey from puzzle manufacturer Bits and Pieces. The survey asked more than 3,000 Americans what their favorite Thanksgiving dish is. It found — brace yourself — that top answer was…turkey.

I don’t know about you, but I feel seriously cheated.

The survey reported almost 30% voted for turkey as the dish guests most look forward to each year. Four items tied for last place. One of them was the dinner rolls. Who hates dinner rolls?

Where did they find these people?

I don’t have anything against turkey. I’m not crazy about it, mind you, but I’ll certainly eat it. My mom makes a really good turkey that somehow manages to stay juicy instead of drying out. That’s a talent some don’t seem to have.

But it’s her sides that I really look forward to. She makes a broccoli and cheese casserole that is really good. When it comes to dressing, she made a single change to her mother’s recipe that make a great Thanksgiving dish even better.

Like the big turkey, we only have these particular dishes on Thanksgiving Day. So there’s no real chance I’m going to tire of them when they’re only on the table once a year.

The turkey is fine. But it’s everything else, not to mention the company, that really makes the meal.

I hope, no matter which Thanksgiving dish would come at the top of your list, that you have a great one!

I also hope that you take time to think about what you’re thankful for. Most of us have far more of that than we usually take the time to ponder.

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.