Friday, November 27, 2009

A Thanksgiving Controversy???

One of the comments from yesterday's post seems to question whether or not Brussels sprouts are traditional Thanksgiving fare. I have to say that I don't really remember ever eating them at Thanksgiving when I was growing up. But then again, we often ate a lot of of Finnish side dishes along with our turkey. I know Brussels sprouts are a traditional Christmas side dish in the U.K., and I think a lot of Americans/Canadians eat them with their Thanksgiving/Christmas meals. Oh... who knows?

How about if we just let Herman Munster settle it for us? And pay attention to what he says at the 14 second mark.

3 comments:

Kristin said...

Maybe they could be the new tradition :D

Anonymous said...

Absolutely they are traditional... Yesterday's NYT had a story about how people use these online cooking sites to look up Thanksgiving recipes and Brussel Sprouts were up at the top of the list of the side dishes people look up. So you're not alone! :) Liz

Expat Traveler said...

Lol - that was a good clip. Did you check out good old wikipedia for their answer...

I hate sprouts but I I'll now eat them. I think usually they are known to go well with Turkey and yes my family here in Canada usually serves them.