Thanksgiving, which occurs on the fourth Thursday in November, is based on the colonial Pilgrims’ 1621 harvest meal. The holiday continues to be a day for Americans to gather for a day of feasting, football and family.
Here are a list of meals you can use to celebrate Thanksgiving
- Perfect Roast Turkey.
- Marsh potatoes
- Cheese Grits and Corn Pudding.
- Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole
- Marvin Woods’s Brussels Sprouts, Red Pepper, and Avocado Salad.
- Potato and Celery Root Gratin.
- Green Beans with Bacon.
- Cracked Pepper Dinner Rolls.
- Pumpkin Pie with Walnut Crust
It is okay to buy some prepared food items for the meal. Not everyone has the time or inclination to prepare everything from scratch.
Celebrate your Thanksgiving
Watch the parade with your friends, children, and family members. The Thanksgiving Day parade starts at 9 a.m. Eastern Time in New York City. It lasts until 11 a.m. Local news stations like CBS, ABC, and NBC typically broadcast the parade.
You can’t go wrong with board games! Grab your favorite board, card or dice game and get the whole family playing before dinner.
Sometimes it’s more fun to play football than to watch it. Organizing a neighborhood game is one of many great ways to have fun before dinner.
Put on a football game. Watching football on Thanksgiving is a favorite American pastime. Games are typically played throughout day on local TV channels such as ABC, NBC, and CBS
Ask for thanks before the meal. Before the meal is served, friends and family members typically take turns saying what they are thankful for. This is a time to reflect on all the things you are grateful for, including your family, job, coworkers, and other people and things. Everyone should gather and give a list of reason’s why they are thankful.
Take a nap or a walk after the meal. Because the Thanksgiving meal is such a big meal, it may leave you and your guests feeling tired. It is ok and even customary to sit down and doze off on the couch for 30 minutes after the big meal. Others may choose to take a walk around the neighborhood instead.