One of the most interesting segments on Evan Kleiman's radio show
this past week was an interview with Carol Meerschaert that raised the question "What foods are we thankful for, really
?" Hear Meerschaert's and tell us yours after the jump!Meerschaert used to do the traditional Thanksgiving spread with stuffing
, mashed potatoes
, and all the works until she realized that no one in her family really liked
any of those things. So she decided to do something novel - she asked everyone in her family what foods they were most thankful for and made those
Yes, her table ends up being pretty eclectic! The rule is that you can be thankful for whatever you want (no judgment!), so sometimes they do end up with bowls of Pringles and plates of pizza for dinner. Though Meerschaert says that she herself usually chooses to be thankful for something green just to even things out.
No matter what is being served, they set the table, light some candles, and lay the food out on nice serving platters. Each family member gets a chance to say what they're thankful for and then everyone digs in to their favorite dish.
What would be on your Thanksgiving table look if you served just the foods you were most thankful for?
• To hear the full story and the rest of the Good Food radioshow, visit the Good Food website and download the mp3.
Related: Thanksgiving Dinner: Staying Traditional or Trying Something New?
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