A Home Cooked Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving Food Must Haves

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The smell of the turkey baking, the feeling of thankfulness, time with family and friends, these are the things that scream Thanksgiving but let’s be honest, we are all here for the food. Thanksgiving food and traditions vary from family to family but it seems there are some staple food items on every table and we are here to share a few of our favorites that you can make right in the comfort of your home here at The Reserve at the Ballpark. 

The Turkey

An essential for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is of course the Turkey. This is the main dish and what brings everyone to the table. Cooking a turkey can be done hundreds, if not thousands of ways. Weather you bake it, fry it, roast it, smoke it, or however you decide to prepare it that may be part of your family tradition and is something you’ve carried on from past generations or something you are creating as your new tradition. 

Stuffing or Dressing

Do you call it stuffing or dressing? There is no right or wrong answer, in fact this debate has been going on for years. It used to be thought that stuffing was what you cooked inside the turkey and dressing was prepared and baked outside the turkey, but after looking closer the term you use may just have something to do with where you live. Also some say that stuffing does not have any meat and dressing may have sausage in it, the debate continues.

Pass the Potatoes

Classic mashed potatoes are something you would see on a traditional Thanksgiving table but many families also include a sweet potato dish as well. Smooth, buttery goodness of mashed potatoes or the candied pecan topped goodness of a sweet potato dish are sure to please all who sit at your table but if you are uncertain about which to choose, do both as these are always a hit as leftovers.

Don’t forget the Vegetables

In 1955 the Green Bean Casserole was created and we are all the better for it. Honestly though,  this is an amazing dish, so easy with just 6 ingredients and something a lot of people call their favorite Thanksgiving side dish. If you have those who don’t enjoy this dish cooked carrots or corn is also a common Thanksgiving vegetable served. 

Cranberry Sauce

If you enjoy cranberry sauce are you more of a canned or homemade cranberry sauce kind of person? Some say this is the best thing next to the turkey and can’t eat their meal without it. It’s sweet and can finish off the meal.

Save the Best for Last

It’s time to end your amazing meal on a delicious note. Pumpkin pie and pecan pie are the most common dessert choices for the ending of a traditional Thanksgiving meal. There are hundreds of variations of these recipes you can find online or can even pick them up pre-baked and should definitely top them with whipped cream.

The Reserve at the Ballpark: Thanksgiving Dinner

At The Reserve at the Ballpark, we know you can have the perfect Thanksgiving Dinner right in the comfort of your own home.

We offer luxury finishes, a resort-like feel and all the comforts any home should have, all in a convenient location in the heart of Metro Atlanta so guests can get to your Thanksgiving feast with ease. 

For more information, or to schedule a tour, call (844) 379-9838 or visit us online.


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