(Closed) Just for fun–what Thanksgiving sides do you DREAD every year?

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Being a HUGE Paula Dean fan, and being from Georgia, what I am about to say is sacreligious:

 

I. HATE. Pecan Pie.

 

Mostly because I hate Pecans. I LOVE me some Pumpkin Pie and Cool Whip! (Some of the Pittsburgh in me I guess)

I also hate cranberry sauce, of any variety, but I have to eat at least a little to be polite.

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I must be one of the lucky ones!  I like everything on Thanksgiving… I’m nowhere near a picky eater (I’ll try anything once) and everything is usually delish anyways ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@AprilJo2011: haha exactly! It was awful and apparently when asparagus is canned it turns to a nasty greenish brown color, and it was SO MUSHY… ick.  I didn’t even know they canned asparagus, I mean, who is that lazy that they can’t steam asparagus for two minutes?

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat: I have the same stretegy of bringing my own food. My MIL’s food is so bland and one year for Thanksgiving she did not make any gravy saying she doesn’t like it. So there was no way of making her terrible, dry meat tolerable. Luckily my youngest was pretty little so I had to leave the table to take care of her. Ever since then I bring a couple of things I know my kids and I will eat. Usually an appetizer so we aren’t starving before the meal is actually served and then some kind of side dish.  I have even gone as far as offering to host:)

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mom makes this fruit salad with cool whip and I hate it, the texture is so weird. Can’t stand canned cranberries either. I also despise ham, even though that’s more of an Easter thing. 

Post # 38
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I LOVE everything at Thanksgiving. Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, stuffing and pumpkin and apple pie. Yum!! I also like cranberry sauce (yes, even the canned) and jello molds. I love all pies, not just pumpkin and apple. I am not the least bit picky when it comes to Thanksgiving. These are all some of my all-time favorite foods. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

jello/jiggly food items are a no go. also any “salads” that don’t include green leafy vegetables. i lived in the south for 5 years and was amazed at the things people classified as “salad”!

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Eight6Eleven: Your grandmother’s cooking sounds, uh, interesting. ๐Ÿ™‚  Microwave Madness! haha

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Eight6Eleven: Oh, god, that is horrifying!

My family is pretty minimalist about Thanksgiving and I love the food they make – simple roasted turkey, sweet potatoes, squash, wild rice w/ shiitakes instead of stuffing.  Since we moved away and starting doing Thanksgiving on our own, they’ve been making Thanksgiving food for Christmas dinner.  Except my husband HATES turkey and hates sweet potatoes and squash. 

We’re big on honesty.  If someone brings something gross, it is for the benefit of all to inform that that it’s gross and we won’t eat it rather than trying to choke it down.  Likewise, my family knows that my husband hates turkey/squash/sweet potatoes and unless he hates it enough to actually say something, they’re going to keep making it.

Post # 43
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Honey bee

I guess I’ve been lucky since I don’t dread any dishes on the Thanksgiving menu. Depends on who’s cooking and how traditional they are (and if they can cook or not).

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012 - Catholic Church, Chateau Thomas Winery

My family always makes and loves this shrimp spread and I can’t stand even the smell of it!

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I HATE yams!

 

Post # 46
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Every year my mother makes this green jello marshmallow casserole thing, and WITHOUT FAIL says “Katy I thought you loved this, I made it just for you!” I’ve probably told her 59 times I actually hate it, but she makes it anyway.

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