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Staff Favorites: Thanksgiving Food

by Pine Cove


Our favorite thing about Thanksgiving is the time we get with family and friends to pause and express our gratitude for the many blessings God has showered on our lives. But we also love the tradition of enjoying lots of delicious Thanksgiving food together! We asked our full-time staffers to tell us about their all-time favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Check out what seriously fun foods they love, from green bean casserole to no-bake oatmeal cookies!

My favorite thing at Thanksgiving is either my mom’s pumpkin butter cake or sweet potato casserole with marshmallows! – Caroline “Volly” Coon, Chimney Point Women’s Director

Honey roasted ham all the way. – Colton “Apacheezin” Crow, Associate Director of Retail 

My favorite Thanksgiving dish has to be hashbrown casserole! I don’t have a recipe because my grandmother has always made it for us. – Kylie “Bonsho” Witcher, Silverado Women’s Director 

My favorite Thanksgiving dish is Cranberry Apple Crumble. One of my college friends used to make it for our Friendsgiving and it was a hit! I’ve since shared it with my mom and we added it to our Thanksgiving dinner! – Annelise “Smilin” Morrison, Silverado Associate Director 

My momma’s green bean casserole! – Kat “Chief” McDaniel, Executive Assistant to the ETX Leadership

So not really a dish but my favorite thing is my leftover Thanksgiving sandwich! Toast some bread, slather some mustard, put on some leftover turkey, and a scoop of leftover mashed potatoes, and that’s it! – Rob “Change Up” Harris, Director of Accounting

Good old-fashioned green bean casserole—using fresh ingredients, not the canned stuff! – Heather “Manila Ice” Solesby, Regional Staff Support Manager

Homemade cranberry sauce. – Tim “Swanee” Alderson, Global Director of Horsemanship

My great grandmother’s turkey stuffing/dressing. Others have tried to copy it since she has passed, but it just isn’t the same. – Daniel “Gigabite” David, Business Analyst 

Pumpkin pie. – TJ “Philly” Connor, Senior Director of Ministries – CTX

My favorite dish is a four meat cornbread dressing my mother makes! – Kolby “Bye Bye Mr. American Pie” Friday, Silverado Men’s Director

Stuffing. – Eric “Floor Mapnarok” Kearney, Maintenance Tech

My favorite Thanksgiving dish is probably my mom’s homemade rolls! – Faith “Flora” Courville, Risk & Safety Coordinator

Favorite Thanksgiving dish is the stuffing with gravy on top! Specifically gravy made from the turkey. – Madeline “Snugs” James, Camper Acquisition Manager – CTX

My favorite Thanksgiving dish, unsure if it is traditional, but every year, my cousins, mom, aunt, and grandma would make “Nanny Cookies” which are just no bake oatmeal cookies!Mattie “Blast” Stewart, Registrar

Posted Nov 2, 2022

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