Beginnings of a Feast!

So many calories, but sooo good!

The Consumer Report said the average Thanksgiving dinner has 3,000 to 4,500 calories. That didn’t include my cranberry salad which is loaded with sugar. That’s just sad! I read a reduced calorie Thanksgiving dinner menu that had 2000 calories and I thought why bother? I might as well go for the whole thing since it’s a holiday tradition.

I think it’s important to be considerate of the guests who contribute their homemade dishes to the meal. I wouldn’t want to hurt their feelings by not eating what they worked so hard to make. It is also important to sample the dishes I prepared so my guests know I think they’re worthy of being on the table. Besides, I favor my own cooking.

I’m curious what some of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes are. Does your family like green bean casserole? We haven’t had it for years because no one likes it. I love the dressing! It’s the only time of the year I have dressing which is kind of crazy since I like it so much. Please share your favorites, and Happy Thanksgiving!