Top 5 Thanksgiving dishes

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  1. Mashed Potatoes/Cheesy Potatoes: Baked, roasted or scalloped, potatoes can complete just about every Thanksgiving meal. Personally, mashed potatoes are my favorite, but my grandma’s cheesy potatoes are good enough that they deserve their own category.
  2. Pie: Any kind of dessert is important to a Thanksgiving meal. It seems like everyone has a second stomach when it comes to dessert. All I know is that no matter how much I eat during dinner, there’s always room for more. I personally think my grandma’s apple pie is the best food of all Thanksgiving meals. I may or may not be slightly biased, though.
  3. Dinner Rolls: Who doesn’t love carbs? The Pillsbury biscuits are the best. I’m not sure if it’s because smothering them in butter is heavenly, or if it’s because not even I can mess them up in the kitchen.
  4. Turkey: Turkey is the icon of Thanksgiving, so it deserved an honorable mention. Interestingly enough, the history behind the main dish of Thanksgiving is a bit of a mystery. Some think the idea came from a pilgrim’s letter, while others say it’s because turkeys are native to North America. No matter the origin, at least they picked something good.
  5. Scotcharoos: Peanut butter and butterscotch Rice Krispies Treats with a melted chocolate topping? I don’t know how this couldn’t make the list. My aunt makes these for Thanksgiving, and they are insanely good. Fun fact: these delicious treats actually originated in the Midwest before they spread across the world, and at one point the recipe was even printed on a box of Rice Krispies.