+155 Traditional Thanksgiving food is not that good... amirite?

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Traditional thanksgiving food is whatever you want it to be, each tradition differs per home. If the food isn't good, change it up.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

This just tells me that you and your family are terrible cooks

by Anonymous 6 months ago

This is probably true, but I like all the other things they cook for the most part, so that being the case I have to assume its the food itself I dont really like, rather than just the way it is cooked. Its NOT implausible to think I might like turkey that was prepared by a michelin star chef, but I dont know any......

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Find a good ol' redneck/country person to teach ya how to cook it. Turkey isn't my thing, I love ham but an injected deep fried or smoked turkey is amazing.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Turkey is an easy meal to cook and a super easy meal to screw up. Leave it in for 15 minutes too long and you have a dry breast. Ruined.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

This response makes zero sense, I'm sure there are foods that you don't like and no matter how they are prepared, they are still unappetising to you. Everyone has foods they dislike, even you. OP doesn't like the foods served on Thanksgiving. It has nothing to do with how they are cooked.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

>*Dressing is not very good either its just a dry ass casserole of some kind. Cranberry sauce in a can?* This seems like they don't know how to cook.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Thank you for saying this. I don't find Thanksgiving food appetizing, and it has nothing to do with who cooked it. I mostly eat very spicy food such as Indian and Thai food. Thanksgiving food isn't remotely close to that. Turkey as a whole isn't good to me, neither is mashed potatoes, stuffing, any form of cranberry sauce, be it homemade or canned, pie is also not my thing for the most part. People act like you will like food as long as it's made correctly to them. That isn't always so. Sometimes, food to you is just gross even if Gordan Ramsey makes it.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Exactly! Like if Gordon Ramsey served those people a plate of fried prairie oysters, I doubt they'd think it was good bc it was cooked right lol. I feel like people just want to brag about knowing how to cook.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Try fresh cranberry sauce instead of canned. My aunt makes it and it works really well. It's this bright, fresh, kinda tart relish that helps cut through the heavier dishes.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I loved Thanksgiving food back in the day, before I had to cook it. Now I don't like it the day it's first prepared but I do enjoy the leftovers.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Congratulations dude, you just expressed a VERY unpopular opinion! Lmao Love me some turkey, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, green bean casserole, a roll and cranberry sauce. Also my paternal grandmother's fruit compote. Then end the meal with a piece of pie with either whipped cream or Cool Whip. Yummy! Leftovers are even better the next day!

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I'm 100% with you. I'm so tired of turkey. It's always mediocre, even when I make it. Best turkey is ground turkey. Had to fight parents for 2 years to try to get literally ANY other kind of meat. Chicken, ham, idc, anything but turkey. Most of us are just over it lol I like everything else though. Green bean casserole and my sweet potato pie are the best.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Yes, whomever cooks your thanksgiving dinner isnt good at it and yoube been eating thier slop for years.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

so far this seems to be the consensus. Can I come eat yours?

by Anonymous 6 months ago

There are foods that you don't like, I'm sure, and even if Gordon Ramsey himself cooked them for you, you still wouldn't like it. This is not a cooking issue, it's a matter of personal preference and taste. Why is this concept so hard to grasp?

by Anonymous 6 months ago

He's describing poorly done food though

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, and homemade gravy make a very tasty bite. I really like pecan pie and plan to pig out on Thanksgiving. Totally worth it.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

It's all about the sweet potato pie casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green bean casserole for me.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

1000 percent agree.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Don't know about you just use it as a excuse to stuff my face with mashed potatoes and rolls lol.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

My favorite meal of the year - juicy, succulent turkey, delicious gravy, stuffing and everything else.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

It's not my method. It's Gordon Ramsay's method. 😜

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I completely agree.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Your family half asses Thanksgiving. We get it. Dry casserole, turkey, and canned cranberry sauce? Btw if you don't like turkey you must not like chicken either? They're pretty much the same.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite meal for leftovers. I love it. I love canned cranberry sauce (the jellied) but I also make my own, which is delicious. The fresh tartness and zip of sweetness cuts through the heavier food.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

People over do it. All you need is turkey, dressing, fresh homemade dinner rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy. And of course pumpkin pie.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Thanks for the reminder.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy are like corner stone meals. It can take a few years or more to add different dishes and learn how to make the corner stones more enjoyable. I cook a big turkey 2-3 times a year because I love damned turkey on RYE.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

updoot for a truly bad opinion. one given by, I'd imagine, someone from a family of horrible cooks. extra well done, just like your grandmamas dry ass turkey!

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Usually families customize their thanksgiving diner to their tastes

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Sounds like there's a long-running tradition of no one in OPs family being able to cook.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Its true, my mom is "ok" at cooking and my wife is quite bad at cooking as am I. I have had TG food cooked by others though and while it was probably better than my family's, I didnt take a to-go plate. It should be said that I dont *hate* it, I just dont think its that great.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Lmaooo. You're just bad at cooking.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I am VERY bad at cooking, but I dont usually cook any of the TG food, so my personal cooking is kind of a non sequitur

by Anonymous 6 months ago