This month, we polled county residents about that uniquely American holiday, Thanksgiving.
What do you usually do for Thanksgiving?
Cook and host at my place (47%)
Freeload at a relative’s/friend’s place (29%)
Dine out (20%)
I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving—what’s there to be thankful for? (4%)
Thanksgiving morning, I’m usually…
Peeling potatoes, stuffing the turkey, etc 39%
Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV 25%
Schlepping to my in-laws’ 24%
Nursing a hangover from going out drinking the night before 12%
What’s your favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal?
Mashed potatoes and gravy 14%
Sharing a meal with relatives 8%
Pumpkin pie 8%
Cranberry sauce 2%
And your least favorite Thanksgiving food?
Green beans 31%
Seasoned vegetables 29%
Pecan pie 16%
Cranberry sauce 8%
Usually I prefer…
White meat 51%
Dark meat 37%
Neither—I serve/eat tofu turkey 12%
I prefer stuffing that is…
Homemade—nothing beats Mom’s! 78%
Out of a box—nothing beats StoveTop! 22%
Have you ever secretly pawned off store-bought/catered/prepared food as your own home-cooking at Thanksgiving?
If yes, did anyone notice?
How old do you have to be to graduate from the kids’ table to the adults’ table?
It’s not about age—it’s about which guests are on the “B” list 35%
At my Thanksgiving, there is always one person who…
shows up late and holds up the works 43%
Starts a fight and causes needless drama 27%
Eats enough to feed a third-world country 18%
Has the table manners of a Neanderthal 12%
Thanksgiving evening, I’m usually…
Taking a nap 41%
Going through the circulars to check out the Black Friday sales the next day 25%
Picking at leftovers 16%
Still nursing my hangover from the night before 6%
All of the above 12%
What becomes of your leftovers?
Turkey sandwiches and platters 41%
Turkey soup 20%
We divvy them up in doggie bags for the guests 27%
Screw the guests—the doggie gets ’em 12%