Favorite Thanksgiving Foods

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and most of us will look forward to a gluttonous evening filled with some of our favorite culinary delights, many of which we only get to enjoy once a year.  We would like to hear from YOU what top five foods you look forward to indulging in this Thanksgiving.  Please send your favorites and your name to

Aside from all of the wonderful food, another very important part of the Thanksgiving holiday is giving thanks for all of what we have and sharing with those that are without.  If you're looking for a fun way to give to those less fortunate this Thanksgiving, please consider attending the Holiday Benefit Concert for The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.  This event will feature some great local music and will benefit a very worthy cause.  We hope to see you there!

#5 - Sweet Potatoes: As a typically fussy kid, I missed out on the wonder of this dessert vegetable, now I make up for lost time.

#4 - Turkey: You would think the grand old bird would rank higher, but this just goes to show how special the Thanksgiving feast is.

#3 - Cranberry Sauce: I can settle for the canned cranberries—there's even something to love about the gelled stuff that retains the shape of the can—I will always prefer the homemade cranberry sauce my Grandmother made.

#2 - Pumpkin Pie: What could possibly be better than Pumpkin Pie?

#1 - Stuffing: It doesn't really matter who made it or how they made it (although I certainly won't complain if it has sausage crumbled into it), I love stuffing. I still remember fondly the battle that ensued every Thanksgiving at my Grandmothers house when my uncle Robert and I faught to see who could put away the most stuffing.


—Mr. Leather

So I'm one of those people that doesn't actually enjoy the Thanksgiving meal, or at least not the one typically consumed by my family. During my more carnivorous days, I used to thoroughly enjoy the most dried out parts of the turkey. I'm not sure what that was all about. I think my issue with Thanksgiving is that there is not enough cheese present.  I suppose if I had to pick a top five it would go something like this:

1. Sweet Potatoes
2. Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
3. Spinach Dip - if I'm lucky, my mom makes this prior to dinner

I really can't come up with anything else...


—Jolene Hanchar

1.  Deep fried turkey
2.  Skin from above mention turkey
3.  Husband's homemade stuffing
4.  Garlic mashed potatoes
5.  Pumpkin pie

I am not big on Thanksgiving and am a picky eater

5. Chinese food- Always an option if you aren't down with the Thanksgiving
meal. This can go with Christmas too.
4. Chocolate Pudding
3. Mashed potatoes
2. Shredded Turkey
1. Crab Legs- Yes we went unconventional one year and it was the best.

—Rod J. Eckrich