In many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its original religious significance; instead, it now centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends. Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday, may or may not have been on offer when the Pilgrims hosted the inaugural feast in 1621.
Today, however, nearly 90 percent of Americans eat the bird—whether roasted, baked or deep-fried—on Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation. Other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
What ever your traditions are, here are a few ideas to enhance your celebration!
So, if you are hosting friends for a Friendsgiving or a Traditional Thanksgiving with family; or a combination of both – these recipes offer options for a reception, buffet or more formal sit down dinner . . . Rustic or Elegant (Don’t forget the Kids or Tweens Tables).