Top Thanksgiving Foods 2019

Glenn Young, Editor

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It’s that time of year again, and this past Thanksgiving has brought much debate over food. Never before have there been so many heated disagreements over one’s taste buds. In order to clear this up, we will be providing the truth on the quality of Thanksgiving foods. 

  1. Chicken

We’ll start with the obvious. Not only is it a delicious dish, but it has a bit of history as well. Featured in every household worldwide, chicken has been the quintessential main dish ever since the first Thanksgiving, when William Bradford presented the Indian chief Massasoit with a partially wounded rooster. You can’t go wrong here.  

Tip: Add a topping of mayonnaise for added flavor.  

  1. Fried Mouse 

Popularized in The Great Depression, this crisp fried dish has reached new levels of popularity in recent years, and if you’ve ever tried it, you would know why. The meat is extremely tender and juicy. If you are worried by the stigma of eating a rodent at Thanksgiving, don’t be. The New York Times rated fried mouse as the #1 food on the rise in 2019. 

  1. Hawaiian Pizza

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “How is this considered a Thanksgiving food?!” Yes, I do realize that Hawaiian Pizza is typically reserved for Christmas, but the novelty remains. The squishy, warm pineapple, it should be a staple for years to come.  

  1. Brussel Sprouts 

Notorious for causing bowel movements, Brussel Sprouts have gotten a bad rap. However, the gassy side effects may be worth your effort. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, this tasty treat never gets old.  

  1. Shredded Cheese 

Invented in 1914 by Thomas Edison, shredded cheese has become a staple in many holiday dishes. Traditionally served as the main platter, it may work better for you on the side or in a drink. For the full “Edison Effect,” eat it under a lightbulb.