Now that it's November, Thanksgiving will soon be upon us. The great feast held by the Pilgrims back in 1621, which is commonly referred to as the "First Thanksgiving," was really the only Thanksgiving most of them celebrated; there was no official annual celebration at that time.
Thanksgiving Day became an official American holiday after Abraham Lincoln set it on the last Thursday of November in a proclamation of 1863. Later, Franklin D. Roosevelt would change it to specifically the fourth Thursday of November.
Regardless of the early history of the holiday, for most families, there are definite traditions when it comes to the menu for the big day.
Now, it's time to set aside your fear of the dark and things that go bump in the night, unloosen your belt one more notch, and get into the spirit of Thanksgiving...dinner!
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
Name seven foods that you wouldn't consider your Thanksgiving dinner complete without.
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Well, my Thanksgiving dinners should always include a shrimp appetizer, turkey with dressing, fresh garlic mashed potatoes, pureed pumpkin or squash, peas or a green bean casserole, Parker rolls, and real venison mince pie (when I can get it) or an apple crumb pie a la mode.
However, lately I've been happy with a Lean Cuisine Turkey Dinner...