June 12, 2024

Happy Thanksgiving from The Tailgate Society

We here at the The Tailgate Society would like to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Since everyone loves rankings we would love to share a ranking of the best Thanksgiving foods ranked by the writers. We sprinkled in words from a few writers on what they think about when they think Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy. Remember, any and all complaints about these ranking can be directed to @Jared_Leeper on Twitter.

16. Cranberry Sauce

15. Snickers Salad

14. Sweet Potatoes

What isn’t to like about Thanksgiving aka turkey day? We get to hang out with friends and family, usually the weather isn’t that bad just yet (thanks global warming), and it almost certainly involves booze, board games and NFL football. That’s all without mentioning the glorious amounts of wonderful food! Except ham, you can keep ham for your sack lunches because it’s the worst cut of pork there is IMHO. In conclusion take time to be thankful for the people who are there for you and I really hope you all took Friday off like I did! –Jared Smith

13 Cornbread Dressing

12 Homemade Noodles

11 Green Beans

10 Stuffing

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the nap. It’s born of being sleepy after sharing a huge meal with family and friends. It usually happens in front of a TV with football on, and it’s totally fine to crash out in the middle of the day. In fact, it’s expected – how else are people getting through shopping all night? That nap is always a highlight of the entire season. There isn’t much that is more satisfying than waking up on the couch, warm, next to your loved ones, with a quarter of football left to watch. – Tami Dooley

9 Green Bean Casserole

8. Mom’s Mac and Cheese

7 Pumpkin Pie

Best part of Thanksgiving: pumpkin pie. The GOAT of desserts and I have a long history (way before PSL’s), going back to my kindergarten birthday celebration where I brought pumpkin pie to share with all my snot-nosed classmates. We celebrated my birthday in February, and no one ate a single slice except for me. Flash forward 16 years to when a cute boy SnapChatted me all the ingredients he had in his pantry to make pumpkin pie. Never settle for someone who makes you frozen Sarah Lee garbage – hold out for the one who makes a pie from scratch and delivers it to you at midnight to eat in bed after a long day. So, every year on Thanksgiving Day, I cherish the first bite of the gelatin-like, sweet but savory pumpkin pie with a big dollop of heavenly whipped cream on top, which takes me back to my care-free elementary days while also reminding me to be thankful that I have a fellow pumpkin pie-loving significant other. – Dana Melcher 

6. Corn

5. Turkey (Dark Meat

4. Ham

Before we get to the final three, I just want to tell you all how thankful I am for everyone I have met through the website. These are some amazing people and they do amazing things and I would be nowhere with out them. Hope today finds everyone having a great day. Cheers your friend Ted Flint

3. Homemade Bread Rolls

2. Turkey (White Meat)

1. Mashed Potatoes

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Ted's friends often refer to him as the “Angry Panda" because of his cuddly, teddy bear-like nature and his fierce loyalty to those close to him. He's also not afraid to bite if you cross him or any of his allies. Born and bred in small town, southeastern Iowa, Ted took his Iowa State degree and moved to Kansas of all places. Ted loves to hold on to those small town roots though, by refusing to acknowledge any music made after 2005. His major goals include making the internet fun again, seeing the Cubs win a World Series live, and having a beer with Jon Stewart. This website is a step toward one of those goals.

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