By: Guadalupe Mota
Thinking of foods to bring to the table on the joyous occasion of Thanksgiving? Home cooked turkey, ham, rice, pumpkin pie, apple pie, sweet potatoes, holiday cupcakes, mashed potatoes with gravy, cinnamon rolls, carrot cake, cookies, stuffing/humping, cranberry sauce, corn, green bean casserole, candied yams, and pecan pie are foods you should consider taking. These tasty foods and treats are made to bring families and friends together and give thanks for the blessings and opportunities in life.
Although the first gathering consisted of waterfowl, ham, lobster, clams, squash, fruit, and berries, the foods served on Thanksgiving Day have changed over the years. Popular foods to eat in the 1930s included pickles, roast turkey, celery, roast turkey, oyster stew, cranberry sauce, giblet gravy, dressing, creamed asparagus tips, snowflake potatoes, hot rolls, mincemeat pie, fruit cake, grapes, and apples. Sugar was mostly rationed around this time as part of a voluntary rationing campaign, which discouraged Americans from eating poultry and egg products on Thursdays, which landed on Thanksgiving Day.
Food is important because people of all kinds of cultures, races, ages, genders, and so on are able to bring something to the table. Find something to give and be thankful this Thanksgiving Day!