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Is mac and cheese a Thanksgiving dish?

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October 28, 2019

Breann: I’d say no, but I’m honestly willing to eat mac and cheese anywhere.

Bobbi: I didn’t grow up with it being part of Thanksgiving, but I started doing it a few years ago using a gourmet recipe. I make it every year now. It’s amazing with turkey.

Sylvie: I’ve never considered mac and cheese a Thanksgiving dish. In my opinion, I don’t feel that it’s very traditional. Obviously, times do change, so maybe it’s becoming a trend.

Beth: Of course. One of the great things about mac and cheese is all the customization options. Add some bread crumbs, bacon, or any other cheeses. Plus nothing beats leftover turkey mixed with leftover mac and cheese.

Chelsea: Oh, yes. The mac and cheese we get for Thanksgiving from Chick-fil-A is so good, it seems like somebody’s grandma is in that kitchen making it.

Kristy: It’s odd for us Brits to see it as a side dish as it’s a main meal here. I think you guys are on to something.

Sandra: Mac and cheese is a dish you can eat any time. I personally prefer more traditional sides, like yams; foods you don’t normally eat on a daily or weekly basis.

Alan: Yes, because kids love mac and cheese.

Wayne: I never heard anyone say, come over for Thanksgiving and let’s watch football and have macaroni and cheese.

Rose: I like mac and cheese but not for Thanksgiving.

Joy: If your Thanksgiving includes kids, if should include mac and cheese.

Lauren: To me, Thanksgiving is all about family and enjoying our favorite comfort foods while enjoying our favorite people. Mac and cheese fits the bill for comfort food and also keeps the younger kiddos (and grown up kids) happy.

Heather: Mac and cheese isn’t a traditional Thanksgiving dish. You don’t go to Thanksgiving dinner expecting mac and cheese as a side dish.

Larissa: You can’t have a Thanksgiving without a little bit of cheese.

Jackson: I like macaroni and cheese all the time.

Lisa: Although I love mac and cheese, I don’t count it as a Thanksgivings dish. Never fear, there are plenty of other carbs that belong in Thanksgiving dinner like dressing, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls, sweet potatoes and casseroles.

Gary: Never unless you’re under the age of 21.

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