Oh my gosh, I can't wait for all this stuff. I LOVE sweet potatoes and stuffing and my grandma's chocolate pie. And all the other stuff, of course. Casseroles, turkey, mashed potatoes...not cranberries, though. Never liked it.
I don't like turkey unless it is imitating some other sort of meat, so I just avoid it. My mom and grandpa make the best stuffing, though, so I will pig out on that. I was thinking about Thanksgiving dinner last night while working. I'm sure most people eat around 2000 or even more calories in just that one meal.
I was so excited for Thanksgiving this year. It was the first time my family had all been together in quite some time and the food looked OMGdelish. Imagine my surprise when I scooped a fork full of potatoes and turkey gravy off my plate and instead of getting the rich creamy goodness of potatoes, it tasted off. Really off. Another family member investigates and discovers the potatoes had a tablespoon or three of ranch dressing mixed in - who does that? It's my very favorite part of the T-day meal.