Thanksgiving is a time to cherish the ones you love and be thankful they are still with you. In the midst of that, it is also the time for the chefs to get in the kitchen. 

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Everyone has their Thanksgiving traditions. Whether it be who makes certain turkeys or pulling the names for Christmas Secret Santa.

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According to FluentU, there are more than 20 traditional meals that are usually at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Now of course everyone puts their spin on things and some simply just don’t like Thanksgiving food, but will your dinner make this list?

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You can’t get any more traditional than a turkey on Thanksgiving. There are many ways you can cook a turkey, you might fry it, bake it, or even smoke it on the grill. However you choose to do it you have to make sure it is juicy and flavorful, that’s usually the best turkey. 

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Another tradition to have with the turkey is dressing, which some may call it stuffing. Dressing started as being something you stuff inside the turkey but over the years it has been made as its side dish. Most southern dressings consist of cornbread, chicken breast, and a variety of vegetables. 

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Now you can’t forget about the mashed potatoes and gravy. Secretly, the gravy is probably everyone’s favorite part. On Thanksgiving people will usually use the juices from their meat to create the gravy. Some may make their potatoes from scratch but there is always the packaged option

Lastly, something that should make your dinner great is cranberry sauce. Cranberry sauce is the cherry on top for your Thanksgiving meal. Sweat with a little sour taste, cranberry sauce pairs perfectly with the turkey and dressing. Now if you’re one to not like your food to touch, it’s also amazing by itself. 

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