Consume, inhale, gobble, wolf, chomp, devour, gorge, dine, munch. . . the list of words to describe eating goes on and on. Thanksgiving is here, so get ready to salivate because I’m about to reveal my favorite Thanksgiving foods.
(Warning: Do not read this on an empty stomach.)
Food #1: Honey Butter Rolls
I can just smell the aroma now; that buttery scent wafting through the kitchen initiates the urge to start the feast otherwise known as the “Yum Yum” fest at my house.
Food #2: Herb-Infused Turkey
Rather than just throwing some salt and pepper on the turkey and sticking it in the oven for four hours, my mom’s method combines innovation and culinary excellence. She infuses her own mix of juices and herbs into the turkey with this really cool turkey injector. This result is a delectable moist and juicy turkey. Plus she leaves the skin on, which is irresistible!
Food #3: Fruit Compote
My family puts our own twist on traditional cranberry sauce. In addition to fresh cranberries, ours also includes baked apricots, roasted pecans, and caramelized pears. I’m guessing one tablespoon is probably around five hundred calories, but oh well.
Food #4: Dessert!
Honestly, does it really matter what kind of dessert it is? Though my family isn’t a huge fan of pie, we certainly make up for it with chocolate chip cookies, apple crisp, boxes of chocolates, and homemade biscotti.
After all those delicious foods, I’m really surprised we can even get out of our chairs without toppling over! And what’s even more shocking is the fact that the next day, we eat leftovers!
Tell us YOUR favorite Thanksgiving foods in the Comments! Happy Thanksgiving!
— Carly M., STACKS Staffer