Interesting Facts about Thanksgiving Dinner

Interesting Facts about Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is here, and for many Americans, it is time to celebrate. Thanksgiving is a chance to reunite with family and reflect upon the past year. A chance to be thankful for everything that has happened, and get ready for the year to come.

Just about everyone will be celebrating the day with a grand feast. Americans love to go all out on our Thanksgiving dinner. For the year of 2017, it is estimated that the average household will spend $64 on their holiday dinner. This means that the entire US will spend nearly $3 billion on Thanksgiving. That is quite a lot of money!

When it comes to the dinner itself, roughly 51 million turkeys will be served the average weight of those turkeys is around 15 pounds.

Other popular foods that will be joining the bird on the table include:

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Stuffing
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cranberries and cranberry sauce
  • Gravy
  • Dinner rolls
  • Cornbread
  • Pumpkin pie

With all of that food being served, there is no way that it could all be eaten. This leads to a lot of leftovers, which can be just as enjoyable as the main feast.

Some of the most popular ways to serve leftover turkey in the US are:

  • In a sandwich
  • In a stew
  • In a soup

No matter what is prepared and served, or how it will be served as a leftover, there is no denying that Thanksgiving brings quite a hefty feast with it. Have a happy Thanksgiving and try not to put yourself into too big of a food coma.