The other side dishes of Thanksgiving

Rob Flores

Thanksgiving dinner in the minds of readers, consists of families eating together no matter the types of food present.

It should not be expected that It is just a gathering with turkey and the same stereotypical sides which include:

  • cranberries
  • yams
  • ham
  • pie
  • mashed potatoes with gravy
  • stuffing
  • dinner rolls
  • corn

You may see a family member or friend pour ketchup on their mashed potatoes instead of gravy.

People are so accustomed to what they see on TV that they may find any other food combinations as out of the ordinary.

Instead think of food combinations on thanksgiving you haven’t seen as innovative and give them a try.

Believe it or not there are people who eat mac and cheese with ketchup as well.

You may make faces now, however one could never truly know what they enjoy until they experience it personally.

Peanut butter and jelly is not the only combo as a senior veteran once asked for peanut butter and mayo sandwich.

California is a diverse place to live at with a mixture of cultures.

Some house holds may eat foods that they traditionally eat from their culture such as pozole and tamales.

It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is because many enjoy those dishes.

Essentially, thanksgiving is a time to eat with company and favorite foods.

No one says it is turkey day or pie day.

There could be people who prefer visiting their local bakery and getting other types of dessert as a substitute over pie.

Others may take a creative approach and bake a custom cake.

Leftovers is another area people have found ways to experiment.

One might gather a mix of every food item that was left over and stuff it in a bread.

Some may shred left over turkey and fry it with home made chili.

It can be argued that there is no argument in trying noodles for thanksgiving.

Cheeses and spices from their homeland may be mixed in bread and stuff ham slices in.

It is time to appreciate the innovative foods in your life and experiment this thanksgiving with an open mind.