But for me, Thanksgiving is a one-day event, a four-hour long, coma-inducing meal that happens on only one day a year. The next day? It's back to burger-basics for me. (I'll be in Cleveland this year, so maybe I'll eat this burger). With that in mind, I'm picking up some color for my plate and snagging creamed corn because, well, it's corn. And it's creamed.15. Vince: Brussel sprouts How collard greens is not on the list is beyond me. Creamed spinach? Creamed corn? What, is everyone who's coming to dinner 90 years old? What about some kale with garlic? What about some mustard greens? Surprise one of you didn't try to draft a blender so that you could comfortably eat all your food in slurp.
Brussel sprouts. Man vegetable.16. Vince: Sweet potatoes Marshmallows and Cinnamon. That's what I'm drafting here. And by that, I mean I'm drafting sweet potatoes, whose deliciousness stands alone quite nicely, but is augmented when the aforementioned sweet treats are added. Take your gravy and white potatoes -- I'll get a cavity while enjoying my starches. 17. Joe: Vanilla ice cream The thing about Thanksgiving foods is that very few stand tall on their own. Turkey without stuffing? Potatoes without gravy? That in mind, I'm finishing off my dessert and scooping up some vanilla ice cream to top my apple pie. Man: I get more American with every pick. 18 and 19. Melissa: Creamed spinach and butternut squash soup Rounding out my feast, creamed spinach and butternut squash soup. You got me Vince. I like a plate where the creamed spinach ebbs into the turkey and stuffing, acting both as a vegetable and sauce simultaneously. And soup is something my family does to warm-up for the main event. I like my soup spicy and hot (temperature) and served in a mug, to start my metabolism before I hit it hard with the main course.