Thanksgiving Classics We Hate
It's almost Thanksgiving. Tell the truth. Are you dreaming of crisp-skinned, juicy turkey, creamy mashed potatoes and moist, spicy pumpkin pie?
How about oily, gummy, sticky candied sweet potatoes with tacky mini-marshmallows -- or a sphere of cranberry gunk?
Yeah, that's what we thought.
We can think of no holiday that draws more folks to the buffet table -- and draws more revulsion -- than Thanksgiving. Sure, there's much to give thanks for (mom's homemade stuffing, those roasted brussel sprouts we perfected last year) but there are several Thanksgiving "treats" we'd just as soon feed to the dog.
We're sure you have your own list. Here's our Top Seven.
7. Candied Sweet Potatoes with Mini-Marshmallows As we were saying.... Gross. We're all for dressing up veggies and calling it dessert, but we'd prefer one of those chocolate beet cakes we keep hearing about on Martha Stewart Living radio. The poor sweet potato does far better on its own, baked or roasted with a little butter. Save the mini-marshmallows for Rice Krispie treats.
6. Green Bean Casserole Give us a can of those fried onions and we'll be happy. That's the only decent part of this coagulated classic. When we run the world, the first thing we'll do is outlaw the production and consumption of canned mushroom soup.
Get the rest of the bad end of the buffet table after the jump.