At a church retreat I went to this fall, we had this question during an ice-breaker: What is your favorite holiday? In my group, all ten of us said Thanksgiving was our favorite. That might simply mean that all ten of us have tolerable family members who won’t cause trouble at a big family gathering.
For me the best thing about Thanksgiving is giving thanks to God for the gathering of the family, for bringing us to this season, and, yes, for the delicious traditional food.
Which brings me to my Thanksgiving survey. If someone asks what we are truly thankful for, we often will say family and friends, as those are the most precious to us. Nobody ever says “indoor plumbing” or “the library,” but I think we have to recognize that we are thankful for those things, too.
This survey is focused on and limited to Thanksgiving food. Because I am an American. Here is my question, which I also posed to my prospective Thanksgiving dinner guests:
Please complete the following sentence with a food item. One entry per person.
It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving dinner without _______________________.
Please answer in the comments. If you want a bigger platform than this humble household blog gives you, you can go to CNN’s site.
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