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  1. Claire @ Keeping Up Wirh Claire

    I’m not a fan of the rolls! My family always has white dinner rolls and as a whole grain lover, I just can’t bring myself to like them!

  2. Lindsay

    I know it is super-traditional but I really dislike pecan pie! I make one every year for my husband but stick to pumpkin pie for myself!!

  3. Least favorite is traditional green bean casserole with slivered almonds on top. I changed up the recipe a bit to (fresh) broccoli casserole with crushed cheese crackers on top and now it is one of my favorites. Maybe it was a consistency thing with the (canned) green beans?

  4. Siobhan

    Not a big fan of mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving- everything else is just more exciting! Glad to hear that someone else out there googles before they cook :)

  5. My least favorite Thanksgiving food is mashed potatoes. They’re just so boring! I usually skip them entirely. That leaves more room for stuffing, which is one of my favorites.

    I’ve heard good things about the Meat House, but haven’t checked it out yet. The food looks really good!

  6. Kathryn

    I’ve never been a fan of cranberry sauce- there’s something about the texture of the canned stuff that just doesn’t work for me! Pumpkin pie, on the other hand, I’m allll over.

  7. Lindsay

    I live right around the corner from the Meat House in Brookline – probably the Boston one you speak of :) Have only been there a couple of times but I also like the small-grocer feel to it! My least favorite Thanksgiving side is stuffing – I think because my family always prepares it very dry…. no one ever bothers to make some fancy, good stuffing, just the traditional stove top and I think its gross!

  8. Hawley

    My least favorite Thanksgiving food is probably the turkey itself! I don’t dislike it entirely, but I don’t think its nearly as delicious without the great sides!

  9. Christine

    I know a lot of people love them, but I have never been a fan of green beans with onion bits on top. I’d rather eat them plain

  10. mine

    my least favorite thanksgiving food is sweet potatoes with marshmallows, it’s so sweet i feel nauseous just thinking about it.

  11. Lauren S

    I love the thanksgiving feast but my least favorite side is cranberry sauce. We’ve always had canned so maybe it’s time I make it from scratch!

  12. Katie

    Mashed sweet potatoes. I don’t know what it is. I love sweet potato wedges, sweet potato fries, baked sweet potatoes… But mash them, and they’re gross.

  13. I love the meat house. I live nearby the one in Brookline. My least favorite food is probably weird to most people. I just hate desserts. It sort of started by avoiding sweets and then my body got so used to it that i get nauseous if I eat sugar. I still enjoy cooking the desserts for my girls so they are happy. I have 2 teen girls and 2 twenties girls so I enjoy your blog a lot.

  14. Colleen

    my least favorite are the CANNED vegetables my mother in law serves. Canned string beans and canned carrots!!! and the first year I spent the holiday with my inlaws, out came the bottle of bbq sauce. my mother in law doesn’t like gravy, so no gravy was made. she threw the turkey drippings down the drain. I now make the gravy ahead of time and can live with canned vegetables once a year. Its all about spending time with the family anyway. I love the Meat House, there is one right near me on the North Shore of MA. get the cilantro lime shrimp next time you are there.

  15. Caitlin

    I live in Boston and will definitely be checking out the Meat House! My least favorite side dish is peas. I am not a fan of my different food touching on the plate (weird, I know) and peas always roll around and get into everything.

  16. kate

    My brother makes a “meat stuffing” out of the turkey gizzards, heart, liver and ground beef. It looks like a meat loaf. Only he and my father eat it!

  17. Amanda M

    I’m probably in the minority, but my least favorite Thanksgiving food is Pumpkin pie. I keep trying it thinking I’ll like it, but nope.

  18. Amy

    I just went to the meat house this past weekend for the first time – it was pretty awesome!
    My least favorite thankgiving food is sweet potatoes. I’m just not a fan at all.

  19. KK

    Love love love the meat house. My least fave thanksgiving food is definitely peas – blech. It’s the one food that I hated as a kid that I haven’t grown into yet – there’s just no making them okay unless they’re in a cream sauce. Then I’ll put up with them. ;)

  20. The greens on thanksgiving never do it for me…everything else steals the show. Plus, my favorite part of the whole holiday is the next day sandwich, and there’s no room to spare for green veggies on that!

  21. Emily

    I’m with a lot of other readers…not a fan of canned cranberry sauce. This year I am making cranberry salsa…excited to try it!

  22. Stephanie

    I’ve never liked eating ham on Thanksgiving. I don’t like the texture of the meat and how it can taste salty. I’ve never been big on cranberry sauce either. I however, love shopping at the Meat House. There’s one right up the street from me.

  23. Carly

    I lovee thanksgiving food so I’d say my least favorite is whatever main dish my aunt makes for my cousin who’s vegetarian. I would love to try the meat house! I’ve never heard of it!

  24. Justeen

    My least favorite Thanksgiving food is ham – I’ve never been a fan.

    I’ve never shopped at The Meat House myself, but my boyfriend lives right by the one in Boston and loves it!

  25. Carla

    My least favorite dish is the corn my family usually has. My mother likes “fancy” frozen corn, which is basically whiter, smaller kernel corn, which I find so bland and yucky!

    Hope I win! :)

  26. Nancy

    I feel bad saying this but my mother’s stuffing is just not that good – I don’t mind terribly because the turkey is so delicious but eating the salty stuffing by itself is gross.

  27. Laurel

    I live right by a near a Meat House, but haven’t shopped there yet. I did stop in to take a look around once, and everything looked awesome. The sweet potato souffle looks delicious!

  28. Leslie

    Green bean casserole by a landslide is my least favorite. I also hate those cheap white bread rolls commonly on many tables.

  29. Emily

    I am so not a pie person. I have no idea why…I think because they’re so dense and often waaaay too sweet. :) I can take a few bites of a pumpkin pie, but that’s about it! I’m always ready for coffee and a square of chocolate after the big meal.

  30. Claritza

    My least favorite Thanksgiving dish is an old Baltimore/German Thanksgiving tradition (which your Baltimore grandmother might have had on her table) – sauerkraut! Despite my own deep German roots, I hate the odor. My aunt agreed, but felt that “you always have to have it on the table” at Thanksgiving, so she’d put out an unopened can (recycled from year to year). I had two workplaces in my twenties that reeked of sauerkraut – a clothing store above a hot dog and sauerkraut joint and an urban classroom three tall floors above the basement cafeteria where the noxious vegetable was served for lunch on hot dogs three times a week. And I was always amazed how many students enjoyed the sauerkraut that came with the school lunch Thanksgiving and Holiday dinners in other schools where I taught. Writing this may give me the courage to actually taste it this year! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  31. Kristen

    My least favorite Thanksgiving dish is definitely pearl onions. I can’t stand to look at them as they remind me of eyeballs! Blargh!

  32. Kyle

    ‘Least favorite’ food at Thanksgiving is a tough category… If I absolutely HAD to narrow it down, I’d have to say salad. Seems a waste of space to fill up on greens when there’s so much tasty meat to be had!

  33. Kate

    Allow me to qualify this statement by saying that REAL mashed potatoes are my absolute FAVORITE food… so why do I mention this? Because mashed potatoes quickly turn into my LEAST favorite when boxed flakes are used in place of real, dug from the ground spuds! Real or nothing!

  34. Wendy T.

    I’ve never shopped at the Meat House, but I’m in Boston & should go someday. For Thanksgiving, I’ve never cared too much for stuffing.

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