Mashed potatoes. I’m a potato person. You can put a lot of flavors into them. You can have bacon bits, sour cream, etc. Potatoes are fun. I don’t like cranberry sauce. It comes out of a can. It’s gross. It’s a weird, jelly-like substance. It doesn’t have much flavor, either.
Professionally cooked food from someone who knows what they’re doing. For some, Thanksgiving is like a science experiment for people who want to try out some new shit. I want some culturally traditional food where the recipes have been passed down from generation to generation. I don’t want any food that has nothing to do with Thanksgiving. Don’t put raisins in the potato salad. Don’t put mushrooms in the mac and cheese. What are you doing?
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I’m looking forward to a gluten-free pumpkin pie. Being gluten-free helps me with my brain fog and gets my energy levels up. Pumpkin pie also reminds me of my mom and grandma. I like pumpkin pie even when it’s not Thanksgiving. My least favorite thing is meatloaf on Thanksgiving. A family member always makes meatloaf for Thanksgiving. Why? Also, they make an overcooked prime rib. Don’t destroy a prime rib—use a thermometer!
I love mashed potatoes and gravy, especially the way my mom makes the gravy with all kinds of spices. She is a wiz and does her own gravy recipes. I can’t stand stuffing. It’s mushy and not good. It comes out of a box. I ate it one time, and the texture was so bad that I never ate it again.
Yams. I love yams. They’re sweet, and I have a sweet tooth. I had yams for the first time at my aunt’s house when I was 5. They had marshmallows on top like a dessert. But because it was a vegetable, I was able to eat as much as I wanted. I hate stuffing. I hate that shit! It’s full of offal and tastes like gamey guts. It’s also too salty.