Holidays are one of the best times of the year, in my opinion at least. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the perfect time to sit down and appreciate everything we have, especially the food. A time where family gets together to cook some of their best dishes for the holiday meal. Simply for that, thanksgiving is considered one of the best times of the year in my book. Even though everyone has their own ethnicity with their special dishes, there are some dishes that just can not be left out in any thanksgiving meal!
To start things off, you can not have a holiday meal without potatoes, whether in the form of mashed potatoes, hash browns, or simply just baked. Potatoes are such an important part of thanksgiving and have been kept in the thanksgiving meals traditionally. The fact that they are so affordable and delicious makes them perfect to add on as a side dish.
To keep things going with side dishes, next up is the pasta. Pasta is one of those comfort foods that anyone can not get enough. There are many forms of pasta, from the exquisiteness of shrimp alfredo to the everyday cup noodles. The most popular pasta for the holidays would definitely be macaroni and cheese. In my family we do not usually make mac-n-heese, but we actually instead make a pasta salad. Families do not have to settle for just mac-n-cheese and pasta salad though, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy this delicious food.
Next is something that would seem a bit more boring than the past two. Rice. Who knew that one of the simplest forms of foods were some of the most nutritious. Packed with grain, rice could be made in so many different ways. Yet most people just steam it and keep it simple. The amount of recipes that could be done with rice is truly uncountable, people just have to research for these recipes.
Last, but certainly not least, there is the turkey. The main dish, every other thing I have mentioned were side dishes, this right here is the main thing. Thanksgiving and Christmas without turkey would not be a true celebration. Even though we might not always have the blessing of being able to have a turkey, it is still the iconic dish we all think about when the word Thanksgiving and Christmas comes across.