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This week’s recipe is…
Thanksgiving Leftover Sliders!
Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving leftovers? if you’re like us, then Thanksgiving leftovers are amazing. So why not take it to the next level and make some Thanksgiving Leftover Sliders? It just so happens that it’s our recipe of the week! Our Thanksgiving Leftover Sliders are made from ground turkey, sage, thyme, breadcrumbs, egg yolk, salt, black pepper, arugula, and slider buns. That’s what goes into the turkey patties. Next, you’ll need the following ingredients for your brown gravy: pan drippings, butter, flour, vegetable broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper. That’s not all though! For your stuffing hash, you’ll need white bread or croutons, red potatoes, celery, carrots, rosemary, salt, pepper, oil, and butter! Thought that was all that goes into the sliders? Guess again! For the cranberry-dijon dressing, you’ll need canned cranberry jelly, mustard, mayonnaise, balsamic vinegar, parsley leaves, salt, and pepper. Alright, we have all the ingredients for all four parts of our recipe. By now you’re probably wondering–how do you take all those ingredients and mix them together to make our Thanksgiving leftover sliders? Check out all the nitty-gritty details on how to prepare it in our Thanksgiving Leftover Sliders Recipe to dig into the specifics. And as always, now that we’ve learned about what goes into our Thanksgiving leftover sliders, let’s dive into the incredible, the interesting, the obscure… history of Thanksgiving food!
HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING FOOD
What’s the first food that comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving? Same here–Turkey! In the United States Thanksgiving is almost synonymous with Turkey. The Thanksgiving dinner traditionally features Turkey as the central dish, and plays a key role in the celebration of the federal holiday.
In the United States, Thanksgiving is also colloquially known as “Turkey Day” How about that!
Since you probably think of Turkey for Thanksgiving, then what about stuffing? Glad you asked! Turkey at Thanksgiving is usually roasted and stuffed, (but sometimes even deep-fried) and interestingly enough, 45 million turkeys were consumed on Thanksgiving Day back in 2015. That’s a whole lot of turkeys!
Okay, Okay, so we know Turkeys are a big deal. But what else is served at Thanksgiving? Glad you asked! From mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and sweet corn, to fall vegetables like squash, brussels sprouts, and pumpkin pie, it’s a true cornucopia of food!
Alright y’all, you know what time it is? It’s time for our FUN FOOD FACTS!
TRIVIA (FUN FOOD FACTS!)
Question: What year was green bean casserole introduced as a staple in American Thanksgiving dinners?
Question: True or False: Americans eat more food on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year.
Answer: True! Because of the size of most Thanksgiving dinners, Americans will eat the most food on Thanksgiving day than any other day of the year. Get ready to eat!
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