While many American holidays include a celebration full of family, food and libations, only one holiday is solely celebrated by gorging oneself with gravy, turkey, cranberry sauce (slid straight from the can, thankyouverymuch) and stuffing. Thanksgiving.
So, it was a bit... appalling? horrifying? to find out that America's sweetheart Zooey Deschanel doesn't like Thanksgiving food. Excuse me?
"Most of it is beige or grey, which I just don't find appetizing," she freely admits, knowing that it's... in her words, "controversial."
It's understandable to possibly not like stuffing because your grandma makes it with raisins, or not liking turkey because you're a vegetarian, but none of it?
Sorry, but that's just un-American. And slightly crazy.
So, for the love of Thanksgiving (and frankly, all that is holy), here's a list of five TOTALLY AWESOME Thanksgiving foods that aren't beige or grey and are EFFING DELICIOUS.
1. Cranberry Sauce
As mentioned earlier, some of us love the jellied, canned variety of this delicious Turkey Day side. Of course, it also comes in the whole berry variety or you could...you know... make it fresh. That seems like crazy talk, though.
2. Green Beans
More often than not this is prepared as a casserole, which tends to provide a bit of a beige tone. HOWEVER, those beans are GREEN, girlfriend. And of all green vegetables, they seem the least offensive.
3. Sweet Potatoes
ORANGE. THEY'RE ORANGE. AND SWEET. And usually served with brown sugar on them. Need we say more?
4. Macaroni and Cheese
Depending on who's making this side dish, it's either neon orange, or a more natural cheesy yellow. Regardless, not beige.
5. Red wine
Okay, not food. But you're with your whole family. Isn't drinking mandatory? And also delicious? And colorful?