At Fazendin, we did an informal survey to see what meat, side dishes and wines people like to serve at their Thanksgiving feast. The answers were many and as we read each response it made us more and more hungry. It’s so much fun the anticipation of preparing, planning and getting together. Here’s what we learned from our agents and staff about their Thanksgiving dinners this year.
The most popular meat choice by far is turkey, although we did hear that one family only serves turkey breasts because no one likes the dark meat and another family will be deep frying their turkey. Ham and Prime Rib were also mentioned as meat to be served.
The variety of side dishes really made our mouths water! Scalloped corn, green bean casserole, oyster pie, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole, yams with marshmellows, creamed onions, cranberry chutney, and homemade rolls!
Dessert seems to be as popular as the main entrees and the choices just as plentiful. Pumpkin pie was the most common mentioned, but we also learned that apple pie, sour cream raisin pie, cherry pie and apple crisp will be served and of course you can’t forget the ice cream and whipped cream.
Only one person recommended a wine by name, Williams Hill Sauvignon, but varietals that will be at the dinner table included Chardonnay (most popular white) and Pinot Noir (most popular red). Other whites being served were Pinot Grigio, Vouvray and one more red, a Malbec. One person suggested a Gewürztraminer wine (white) goes well with turkey.
One family commented that they are going out to eat this year, which is a good option too, especially if you are a family in the middle of a move. One of our agents is a stager extraordinaire and enjoys putting special touches in the decorating of her table, as you can see above!
You can tell there is so much care and love that goes into this celebration and how nice to have a holiday that’s about “sharing and giving” and not about “getting”. One family told me that it’s tradition at their house to go around the table and everyone shares what they are thankful for this year.
May blessings abound at your house this Thanksgiving! What are you preparing and sharing for your celebration?