I’ve been thinking of food all damned day. So obviously this will be a food themed lunchtime poll. I keep dodging the copout of asking whether you all are team cake or pie, but since food is clearly the biggest word in our tag cloud (down and to the right for people who don’t scroll) it seems likely the polls will be chow heavy as well.
For most of us, the Thanksgiving holiday is full of semi-pleasant family visits, delicious food and/or a bloody ton of work. We’ll chat about all of those details in Friday’s lunchtime poll (if I can remember in my turkey haze), today I want to know about your family or holiday group’s regional dishes or the oddball item everyone looks forward to or dreads every year. I’m from Indiana, where we have something called sugar cream pie. Other states (I’m looking at you, Kentucky) will try to claim the sugar cream pie, but it is 100% Hoosier. My late grandma said so, and she was always right. Sadly, I cannot hotlink grandma. Anyway, a sugar cream pie is similar to custard pie (also dreamy) but with no eggs. It’s really easy to make and the taste is unforgettable.
From my other late grandmother, we always served noodles instead of gravy on top of mashed potatoes. Oh sweet carb explosion, don’t knock it until you try it. It may be the perfect comfort food. Not the most attractive, but every bite is like being read a bedtime story by Betty White and wrapped in cashmere. And noodles.
How about you, readers? What dishes and traditions are you looking forward to tomorrow?