Scripps News staff talk about their different Thanksgiving traditions. First, we asked: What's on the menu?
EUGENE DANIELS: Oh! My favorite thing is that we get two meats. My mom does a ham, and my dad fries a turkey.
NOOR TAGOURI: Your traditional turkey and cranberry sauce and stuffing and pies, but we also have falafel, borek — which is like spinach — or meat pies.
CHRISTIAN BRYANT: Lots of booze. Lots and lots and lots of booze.
SADÉ CARPENTER: Greens, cornbread, baked macaroni and cheese.
CODY LAGROW: We centered the entire meal around the driest, most flavorless meat that exists.
Cranberry sauce — canned or homemade?
LAGROW: Does it matter?
KRISTIN ROHLWING: Homemade, all the way!
DANIELS: Canned. I like the jellied one, and I can literally just sit and eat the whole thing alone.CARPENTER: I'm ashamed to say that I like canned.
TAGOURI: I would never eat cranberry sauce out of a can.
KATE GRUMKE: When it comes out and it's like **sound effect**
Stuffing or dressing?
CARPENTER: I call it dressing. Some people have never heard of it being called dressing, but from what I understand, it's stuffing when you put it inside the turkey, and it's dressing if it's outside of it and just in a pan.
DANIELS: I call it nothing because we don't eat that crap. We don't eat that. It's nasty.
DANIELLE DIETRICH: My family calls it stuffing even though we don't stuff the turkey because that's a terrible idea if you're deep-frying a turkey.
BRYANT: My family always holds hands. We gather around in a circle, we hold hands and we talk about what we're thankful for.
TAGOURI: We would always play Taboo. Like the boys vs. girls.
BEN SCHAMISSO: My friends and I love celebrating it just 'cause it's the cool American thing to do. ROHLWING: We always watch football, but then when it's halftime during the game, we go out and play our own game of football.
LAGROW: Thanksgiving to me is always a day where you meet new people [and] learn about their stories and their traditions as well. It's about togetherness! Come on.
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