Win a Donation for Your Local Food Bank
Tomorrow is Turkey Day. It’s one of our favorite holidays. It’s a time where we gather with family and friends, reflect on the past year, watch football and, most importantly, stuff ourselves with great food. From turkey and gravy to sweet potatoes and stuffing, everyone looks forward to their Thanksgiving meal. Now you can turn that love of Thanksgiving dinner into a donation to your local food bank. Let us know what your favorite Thanksgiving dinner item is by commenting on this post. If at least one person from every hotel makes a comment before 5:00pm next Thursday (12/1/16), we will randomly draw one hotel and make a $250 donation to your local food bank. Again, every hotel has to participate by commenting in order for the drawing to take place.
Turnips, Boiled Onions and Sausage Potato Stuffing
ham & sweet poatoes
My stuffing, of course
Ham and peanut butter cookies (:
Chef Bridget’s Homeade Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Cookie Crust topped with Maple Whipped Cream! #yum #I want some right now #And its only 7AM
I’d have to say my favorite is some pumpkin pie with whip cream!
My favorite Thanksgiving meal is sweet potato casserole! More specifically…my mothers sweet potato casserole. She makes it with the perfect amount of pecans and brown sugar, and is always cooked to perfection.
So many to choose from!! Pecan Pie- Corn Casserole-Green Bean Casserole. Happy Thanksgiving!
No contest, the best treat on Thanksgiving is the sweet potatoes.
But not just any sweet potatoes, really my grandmother always used yams, but the magic happened when she would melt the marshmallows all over the top. That toasted gooey deliciousness just can’t be beat! Over the years we have played with the recipe, some add vanilla or brown sugar, and some add bourbon! Whatever you like, but at my house it would not be Thanksgiving without them! It would be fantastic to be selected, we have a local food pantry that feeds over 75 people every Tuesday that I volunteer at, last night they made sure everyone went home with a turkey and all the fixings! They would be very grateful for the donation! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!
Nicely said Jill
Green bean casserole!
I make THEE BEST Collard Greens!! MMMMHMMM Delicious!:)
Homemade cranberry sauce! Sweet & tart on the tongue and a quintessential New England dish that evokes the humble origins of Thanksgiving!
P.S. Thanks for the shout out to our new website and a Happy & safe holiday to all!
I am going to have to say that my favorite Thanksgiving dinner item is the gravy. I love to put it on the potatoes, the turkey and sometimes the vegetables.
Definitely stuffing with tons and tons of gravy!!!!
Sweet Potato Casserole with Toasted Marshmallows!
Butternut Squash Risotto with Sage Butter…..OMG!!!
Turkey, mashed potatoes & Stuffing. Cannot have one without the other.
The BEST is; Dark turkey meat w/skin,baked porknkraut,dressing and Homemade turkey gravy over everything YUM…..YUM!
Macaroni and cheese
Slow cooked green beans with Bacon and Onions
Sweet Potato Pie
Baked Brie, we have it before dinner every year.
We started a new tradition about five years ago with adding “Baked Pineapple”.
It is everyone’s favorite, supposed to be a side dish but tastes like dessert. There is never a drop left, we started doubling the recipe but this year I think we will triple it!
Ham, mashed potatoes, ham gravy, corn, and Hawaiian rolls.
We were actually all just sitting down together eating lunch talking about our favorite Thanksgiving food and I think Stuffing was the winner!!!!
Deviled Eggs are the best
Pecan Pie for dessert!
My favorite is the entire meal because my husband wears the apron and volunteers to cook the entire feast while I watch with delight. Somehow it always tastes better when someone cooks for you!
Keep the posts coming! We need at least one post from every hotel by the deadline.
It all sounds so great! I hope everyone has a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
My favorite Thanksgiving food by far is homemade macaroni and cheese. Carbs are life and its tradition for me every year. Moving to Florida this might be the first I miss out on it 🙁 Honorable mention green bean casserole. Everyone have a safe and blessed holiday weekend.
My homemade pumpkin roll with fresh whipped cream. Yummy.
Thick slices of carved Turkey from a Deep Fried Bird, smeared with Cranberry/Orange Relish. Please save me an extra side of Abuelita’s Bourbon Candied Bacon…
It would have to be the turkey with all the fixing than dessert .
I love a slice of warm Sweet Potatoes Pie with a huge scoop of Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice-cream.
Filling, mashed potatoes, and gravy are the real stars on Thanksgiving. Many would probably think of turkey when initially picturing Thanksgiving dinner. Nah. Uh-uh. By far, my three previously mentioned favorites are what make Thanksgiving dinner, Thanksgiving dinner. I have suggested many times in my life that carbohydrates are the most important component when trying to find food that will make you happy. Turkey is just the sibling that gets all the attention. Turkey is a disappointment every year. Gravy. Mashed potatoes. Most importantly, Filling.
To be honest my favorites are the ones that our homemade it doesn’t matter what it is, the ones where your friends and loved ones get together, and you make pies to stuffing back to pies again. When you use handed down recipe’s from generations, and every one pitches in young or old.
My apple pie. I have requests from friends to make apple pies for Thanksgiving for them. This year I’ve made 9 pies all going to family and friends.
Coming from a big Italian family “Lasagna” is the best. then the full turkey meal
Homemade Whoopie Pies!!!! Yummy!
My favorite is apple pie!
OK, I will go with my current favorite, sweet potatoes.
All the originals: Steamas & Lobstas!!
It’s hard to pick just one!!! So I won’t lol – for me it’s a tie between the stuffing and apple pie! Mmmmm!!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :o)
I will say its a toss up. I love my family’s traditional southern dressing and homemade mac n cheese. Its amazing on Thanksgiving but even more amazing at brunch the next day because we add the dressing to one side of a waffle iron and the mac to the other and which in turn makes a super-duper crunchy,cheesey waffle that we add a sunny side up egg on top of and plus left over gravy or a hollandaise. FOR REAL- Southern cooking in my belly!!!!
P. S. don’t forget the left over cranberries 🙂
My favorite is the left over turkey to make sandwiches the next day 🙂
Thanksgiving for me growing up was all about the mashed potatoes, my grandmother seriously made THE BEST mashed potatoes E-V-E-R! I spent one Thanksgiving away from my family in South Carolina as I couldn’t make it home for the holiday (this hospitality biz interrupting lives–lol)and had mac and cheese for the first time and that was weird but who can not welcome mac and cheese to the table any day of the week–plus my mother-in-law brings it these days. My husband and I have been hosting Thanksgiving for the last 7 years and my has the menu changed but my current favorite items (that’s right I do not have 1 favorite–it is a meal of many choices)at the table are the turkey, roasted root veggies and baked corn.
Green bean casserole top with lot of French fried onion and cheddar cheese.
My favorite Thanksgiving item is fresh warm peach cobbler.
Fresh Green Beans from my grandparent’s garden
My favorite Thanksgiving item is Corn Casserole and warm dinner rolls!
Growing up in an Italian household we always had a lasagna on our table along with the turkey!
What is the perfect thanksgiving treat? Well of course it’s that wonderful Gobble Gobble Dark Meat
My Mom’s sweet potato pie! Its the best!
My favorite has to be the Turkey. you spend all the time thawing,prepping,seasoning ,basting cooking then the big reveal! and then the the Hot Turkey sandwiches…. mmmmmmm
Love homemade stuffing…old bread the best
Deviled Eggs!! For days!!!
Born and raised in Upstate N.Y. – living and loving life in the South.
This Northern Gal can whip up the best batch of Collard Greens with Ham Hocks that will make your mouth water.
While those are cooking put together your ingredients for a Pecan Bourbon Pie – watch out, make sure most of the Bourbon ends up in the pie!
Also very tasty – homemade Eggnog a treat over the Holiday Season – no calories in this.
Oh my…to try and pick my favorite! Not so easy………! If you twisted my arm I would have to say…stuffing! I make a recipe that belonged to my mom …..who passed away a few years back. Having it for Thanksgiving always reminds me of her and brings back precious memories of time spent with her
Pineapple Stuffing or Baked Corn
Roasted Brussel sprouts with crispy proscuttio – even better when the gravy sneaks over to the veggie side of my plate.
I creat this soup and it became very famous I called it Smore Pumpkin Soup is a savory pumpkin soup with fresh marshmallow, graham cracker and dark chocolate dust very good 🙂
make the best sandwiches
My mom made the best pumpkin pie and, of course, the whip cream.
Grandmas Cranberry Salad 🙂
Roasted Turkey is just hard to beat…
Pumpkin Pie 🙂
My favorite Thanksgiving item is FAMILY! It’s one of the few times a year the whole family is together (other than Christmas).
Grandma’s Pickled Eggs and Beets
Brined turkey, seasoned and roasted. With cranberry sauce!
Definitely the turkey! The house smells like the holidays when the turkey is roasting!
Hands down…My herbed butter turkey!
Mom’s Broccoli Casserole (Yes, its that good that I told her that I would not show up to Thanksgiving if she does not make it).
Macaroni and Cheese followed close in second is sweet potato pie!
Stuffing and gravy are my favorites hands down!!
My favorite is deep fried turkey!
My mom’s homemade noodles
I like cranberry sauce… but only if I mix it with my mashed potaters
String Bean Casserole and turkey of course..but mostly its being with my crazy family!
If I had to say that there was a item on dinner plate that stude out it would have to be grandma,s stuffing its to good””
A Nice bottle Of Caymus Special Select or another Big Napa Cab, which pairs perfectly with a herb and garlic crusted Prime Rib, followed by a glass of Woodford Reserve and a Cigar 🙂
ha- as soon as I started reading this IK it was you 🙂
Homemade yams made with maple syrup and brown sugar… and of course green bean casserole. #bulkingseason
The afternoon session. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potato and cranberry sandwich with gravy…and of course the football game.
After Dinner Dagwood Sandwiches: whole wheat bread, mayo, sliced turkey breast, mashed potatoes, stuffing, black olives, cranberry sauce and a drop of gravy, just because…
Green Bean Casserole and Mashed Potatoes & Gravy!
Homemade Sweet Potato casserole
My grandmas everything…but it’s a draw for the number one spot…the yams with marshmallows or the pumpkin pie… oh and the green bean casserole… YUM!…..the yams take the cake!
I love the sweet potato casserole! I made ours with a brown sugar and pecan topping. Yuummmmm!
FIS- St. Augustine, Fl
Anything….As long as there’s Pumpkin Pie to wash it all down!
I love sweet potato pie and ham with pineapple its my favorite during Thanksgiving.
Pecan Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole!
Turkey, the star of the show!
I love pecan pie during the Thanksgiving my favorite dessert ……..especially now that I can get pecans from North Carolina our pies are so Delicious! Happy Holidays!
Pecan pie is my favorite
Pumpkin Pie along with Turkey but dark meat!!!
Stovetop Stuffing and Turkey!
My favorite dish is sweet potatoes! No frills, no added sugar or marshmallows, just plain, roasted sweet potatoes.
And the winner is….the Fairfield Inn Paramus!!!
Congrats to Maureen and team. We’ll be in touch about the details of the donation.
Thanks to everyone for your participation.
Yeah!!!! Way to go, Michelle!!!! Thank you!!!!
Awesome, Maureen and team!!!
Congratulations Team Paramus!
hey congrats guys.
Congratulations Maureen & Team
Congratulations to the Fairfield Inn Paramus team! Donations are much appreciated to those who need the extra help to feed their family, especially this time of year!
WTG Farfield Inn Paramus Team! So nice to see community participation!
Congrats Maureen from Patricia at TEAM NEWPORT!!!!!
WAY TO GO TEAM PARAMUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Way to go Paramus team!