Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Unique Thanksgiving Foods

While Thanksgiving is a traditional holiday in the United States, people are crafting alternative foods.

Among some of the strangest, a handful of residents from Louisiana (a Southern state that borders Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico) make Coke Salad. The bundt-like cake is made of cherries, crushed pineapple, cream cheese, milk, cherry Jell-O, coca-cola, and chopped pecans.

coke salad

In 2004, Jones Soda Company released a series of Thanksgiving-themed sodas--Green Bean Casserole Soda, Mashed Potato and Butter Soda, Cranberry Soda, and Turkey & Gravy Soda. None of these are my cup of team, or they don't suit my tastes.

Turkey & Gravy Soda et al.

In Idaho, a Western state straddled between Washington and Montana, a small sushi restaurant has crafted a popular sushi roll. At Bonsai Bistro, chefs reuse leftover Thanksgiving food to make the "Left Over Roll," which is comprised of smoked turkey breast, stuffing, dried cranberries, green beans, cream cheese, tempura, cranberry wasabi, red wine soy demi-glace.

The Left Over Roll

Thanksgiving is generally a very traditional holiday, but more and more Americans are experimenting with different types of food. Because American families come from all over the world and have unique backgrounds, we are always willing to try something different!

Monday, 21 November 2016

Thanksgiving Food

In the United States, Thanksgiving is a popular holiday at the end of November. It is a day where people are thankful for everything they have. For example, people can express thanks for their family, friends, and pets.

Thanksgiving entails a big, traditional feast with family and friends. There are several types of typical foods:

Turkey with stuffing and gravy: Generally, turkey is roasted in an oven with stuffing inside. Stuffing is a mixture of bread, carrots, celery, onions, and butter. Gravy is made from the remaining liquids of the roasted turkey. When the turkey is done, gravy is drizzled over the turkey to make it more tender.

Mashed potatoes: Mashed potatoes are, literally, mashed potatoes. You usually add milk, butter, and other spices.

Cranberry Sauce: Cranberries are mixed, or pureed, with sugar. It is eaten with the turkey.

Dinner rolls

Pecan pie: This is one of my favorite dishes! Pecan pie is made of pecans (a type of nut), sugar, flour, milk, butter, eggs, and many other ingredients.


1. What do Americans do on Thanksgiving?
2. What is stuffing made of?
3. What does "mashed" mean?
4. What is my favorite Thanksgiving dish?