By Henry Fisher
Thanksgiving is the greatest American holiday besides the Independence Day. It is a day where we
gather with friends and family and starve ourselves until four o’clock, and then it all goes down.
My dream Thanksgiving meal would definitely consist of a Cajun fried turkey, stove-top stuffing,
sweet potatoes and marshmallows, homemade jalapeno cranberry sauce and homemade biscuits. The
location of this meal is also very important to the meal because these country style meal needs to be
in a location that promotes God and a classic rural Thanksgiving feast.
Unfortunately, my family does not have a phenomenal cook so we tend to order a Jim Goode’s Goode
Company turkey. This is fine because Goode Company is awesome, but if my parents knew how to
deep fry a turkey I might be a little thicker, and if you have seen me then you know that might be a
I do not know a person who does not like stove-top stuffing. It is sweet, savory, and cheap. All you
need to do is add some water, heat it up and you have the most delicious part of the meal. The
cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and biscuits are all things that my family can actually cook, so they
are not that exciting to hear about.
Many people prefer a traditional Thanksgiving meal of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, corn bread
stuffing, canned cranberry sauce, green beans and pumpkin pie. All of these foods are awesome and I
love eating them on Thanksgiving, but the variety of spicy, sweet and salty foods in my dream meal go
together perfectly to turn your mouth into a shrine of Thanksgiving goodness.
The ideal location of this meal would definitely be in the rural hill country of Texas. The scenic rolling
hills and bright sunset backdrop are ideal for a tradition as important as Thanksgiving. The first
Thanksgiving was celebrated by colonists in a rural setting, not a metropolis like Houston.
Thanksgiving is a great American holiday, and as a proud American having exactly what I want on a
holiday that revolves around stuffing yourself is something that is very important to me when it
comes to a dream meal. When you and your inappropriate uncles are sitting around the table this
year just think about how lucky you are, you get to eat the food you love with the people you love in
the greatest country in the history of the world, and you get to do it with a feast for the ages.
Have a happy Thanksgiving!