As the fall months leave and winter approaches, everything seems to be about Christmas. As soon as Halloween is over, we jump right over the best holiday of them all — Thanksgiving.
Of course, Christmas is a huge holiday with a lot of presents, but Thanksgiving is a time for the whole family to get together and spend time that only comes around once a year in many cases.
According to CNN.com, Thanksgiving is ranked second on a list of favorite holiday’s right behind Christmas. If you were to ask me, Thanksgiving is my No. 1 holiday.
Spending time with family has to be the best part. Not only sitting down to eat the meal together, but if your family is the one to host the dinner, preparing the meals all day is fun. I love spending all day in the kitchen telling stories and bonding with those whom we might take for granted on a day-to-day basis.
Of course, being able to eat whatever you want and as much you want without anyone thinking twice is amazing.
Then taking the much needed nap after the main course and before dessert. The reason we get so tired after indulging on Thanksgiving is due to a chemical in turkey called Tryptophan which causes sleepiness, according to livescience.com.
Dessert is also on the list of great things about Thanksgiving. Not very often do we get to eat six different pies, ice cream, cookies and cobbler all in one sitting. I know I am not the only one who intentionally saves room throughout the meal to be able to have an extra big dessert plate. Sweets are the best part of the meal.
Last, but not least, is the leftovers. Soup, casserole and potpie’s are always a hit the week after Thanksgiving. Not to mention, all of the leftover dessert, because who does not want to eat pie for a week straight?
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with those you love, so enjoy the time off from school, and indulge yourself in turkey and pie.
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