The Most-Hated Turkey Day Sides in North Dakota
Ah, Thanksgiving in North Dakota—a time for gratitude, togetherness, and a spirited showdown with the most 'controversial' dishes on the table. It's the only time of year when the dinner table turns into a battlefield of taste preferences.
What's a dish that deserves to be removed from the Thanksgiving dinner lineup? Our audience shared their thoughts. Would you concur?
Cranberries march in like they're preparing for a North Dakota winter, splitting opinions faster than you can say 'hotdish.' Some embrace their tangy zing like a touchdown by the Bison, while others eye them warily, wondering if they took a wrong turn at the fields of potatoes and wheat. "I'll take a slice of cranberry sauce, please."
They're joined by their fellow troublemakers: yams, the sweet, syrupy side that divides the prairie folk faster than a debate on oil rigs. Some embrace them with a 'you betcha,' savoring their sugary allure, while others raise an eyebrow, questioning why something sweet is encroaching on their buttery mashed potatoes' territory. Some complain that they’re already soft before we turn them into mush topped with marshmallows.
But hold your horses, because there's more! Green Jello with carrots enters the scene. Is it a salad? A dessert? A culinary experiment gone wrong? It's the enigma of Thanksgiving, sparking bewildered glances and whispered debates across the table. This one is so disgusting we didn't even want to post of picture of it.
And speaking of green....Green bean casserole – Green beans should have a little snap. Green bean casserole is creamy and flavorless. The only thing it has going for it is the crunchy topping.
And let's not forget about stuffing—the wildcard of sides. Some swear by its savory, carb-filled goodness, while others approach it cautiously, wondering why someone crammed so many things into one dish. It's the 'everything but the kitchen sink' creation that divides families faster than you can say 'turkey.'
Love 'em or leave 'em, these dishes sure know how to add a little flavor to the North Dakota Thanksgiving scene.
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