Thanksgiving is one of the main holidays in the United States. It is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November. In 2020, the date for Thanksgiving is November 26. Thanksgiving dinner brings the whole family together at a table that is a symbol of well-being and prosperity. They traditionally cook a baked turkey with cranberry sauce and gravy, various vegetable side dishes, pies, and desserts for a holiday.
The main dish of the holiday is turkey, which is usually prepared by the whole family. By the way, it is the basis of the festive table for a reason, because it was the only game that the first settlers in America could catch.
Today, about 50,000 turkeys are grown across the country for Thanksgiving so that every family can decorate their table with this dish. It is served with various side dishes and a special gravy – gravy.
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This is the most popular Thanksgiving side dish. Its main secret is the abundance of butter and milk. It must be at room temperature. And milk or cream – warm. This will make the puree smooth and lump-free.
Sweet potato casserole with marshmallows
Sweet potatoes are also called sweet potatoes. Its color resembles a pumpkin, and its shape is both carrots and potatoes. Baked sweet potato with marshmallows, nuts, sugar, and cinnamon is a delicious and original American dessert.
Green Bean Casserole with Bacon
It has occupied one of the key places on holiday tables for over 60 years. It is made from béchamel sauce, blanched beans, and mushrooms fried with onions. All of these ingredients are mixed in a mold and baked until golden brown.
Although you can buy it at the supermarket, homemade cranberry sauce tastes much better. It is served cold with a baked turkey—additional ingredients – zest, spices, and in some recipes – fried onions.
Gravy that is, a thick sauce obtained directly during the preparation of a dish from the released juices of cooking products. It can be additionally thickened with flour or starch. This sauce can be poured over both the dish itself and the side dish when serving.
Cornbread is a traditional pastry in the national cuisine of the United States. It is believed that this dish was carried over to modern American cuisine by the indigenous peoples of the North American continent. Thanks to the coarse flour, the bread is airy, crumbly, and soft as a result.
American cornbread is usually served with Mexican dishes (stews, soups, chili), dishes of the South American states (fried meat, mashed potatoes). In the northern states, cornbread is most commonly eaten as a pie, sprinkled with sweet maple syrup.
Pasta with cheese
Uncomplicated, but always a win-win combination of pasta, cheese, and béchamel sauce. Macaroni and cheese are cooked both on weekdays and on holidays.
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For dessert, Americans bake shortbread tart with spicy pumpkin filling and serve it with whipped cream. Usually, canned pumpkin puree is used for this pie, but you can make it yourself.
Pecan Caramel Pie
Another traditional Thanksgiving dessert is the pecan and caramel tart. Chocolate is sometimes added to the filling. This is a delicious but filling and high-calorie pie.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Today Lifestyle