Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Top Ten Thanksgiving

One of the main reasons I am writing this Top Ten is because otherwise, I will get a furious e-mail from my most avid top-ten-tuesday reader demanding that I post something. So I better beat her to the chase before she sends me a log of how many times she has pushed "refresh" on my blog (which last time was close to 100). Reader- you know who you are.

Today's Top Ten is about Thanksgiving dinner (because I'm really hungry right now). You have to pick the one food item that you wouldn't mind EXCLUDING from the meal on Thanksgiving day if you had to pick one. Remember that you can always come back for seconds or thirds, so choose wisely. I mean, this IS Thanksgiving dinner and all, it's the one time that it's socially acceptable to eat as much as you want!

When you're done with that, then pick the one item that if it was the ONLY thing you could eat on Thanksgiving Day, you would choose.

1. Turkey
2. Mashed potatoes and gravy
3. Big, warm, cinnamon rolls with icing
4. Fruit salad (made with YOUR favorite fruit and topped with whipped cream)
5. Vegetables (broccoli with melted cheese, buttery corn, and salad)
6. A cold pasta salad (your favorite recipe)
7. Homemade pumpkin pie with whipped topping and Grandma's warm Apple Crisp with an ice cream scoop drizzled with caramel
9. Your favorite coffee blend
10. Silverware to eat the food with (I know that obviously this isn't a food item, but I needed another obvious "keeper" because I'm running out of ideas. If any of you choose this option, I'm coming to your house and stealing all of your silverware on Thanksgiving Day because I want to see how you think you could pull this off.)

Love you all, and we have much to be thankful for! God Bless, T


Luke said...

I'd leave out the cold pasta salad...not a fan...at all.

I could eat nothing but Turkey the entire day...and I wouldn't need silverware to do it.

And whoever your ocd top tuesday lover is...I beat them to the comments. :D

OCD tuesday lover said...

cold pasta salad for sure. hands down. the rest are all must haves. I dont care if it's my favorite recipe. yummmm now you have me thinking of thanksgiving food. sigh.

and for the record Lukie, i checked her blog at 2AM and there was nothing. i had to go to bed depressed.

Anonymous said...

Coffee. Who needs it! :)

So you checked it at 2am....after you were done talking on the phone for 2.5 hours...wow. ;)

taryn said...

OCD- LIAR. I had it posted by 12:38 a.m. That's the earliest on a Tuesday that I have probably ever had it posted.

*pats herself on the back*

But it was a nice comeback. Thanks for your feedback, everyone! (no pun intended)

sarah said...

Do away with the fruit salad. I've never heard of such a ridiculous food for a Thanksgiving dinner. The other half is just way to hard to decide. Either the turkey, vegetables, taters or dessert. Keep 'em all.

Anonymous said...

Exclude the turkey. It's just there because it's Thanksgiving, not because it is enjoyable to eat.

If I could eat only one food for Thanksgiving dinner, it would be: Big, warm, cinnamon rolls with icing

heather said...

masked potatoes & gravy. never been a big fan.

i'm with Luke on being able to eat nothing but turkey the entire day!!! YUM!

Luke said...

Heather, I knew I was friends with you for a reason! :-)

Luke said...


Here's is a link I think you'll enjoy.


Anonymous said...

When I was reading this I was like, duh, I hate stuffing, I'd leave out the stuffing... and then I looked and stuffing wasn't on the list to exclude... HONESTLY NOW! I hate the stuff, but isn't that a thanksgiving staple... so I guess I'll leave out the coffee, unless I'm tired I won't drink it anyway. And I'd keep turkey if that was all I got, but hopefully it would be moist.

Anonymous said...

I'll pass on the cold pasta salad. I'll take the turkey!

andrew k said...

Boo to cold pasta salad. No thanks! You're missing stuffing and also my mom's candied yams with pecans and etc.
The one thing I would eat, all by it's lonesome, on your list, would have to be dessert. I can never get enough pie.
Now you've gotten me really excited for tomorrow...