Thanksgiving is soaked in traditions, historical debates, and gravy.
Let’s focus on the gravy. Most of our traditions surrounding Thanksgiving are kind of wonky. And every family has the odd relative with the questionable food choices.
That relative? She’s been breeding. So have her children and her children’s children. And it’s ended us up with an interesting arrangement of Thanksgiving food options.
Strap in kiddies, it’s going to get stranger, the farther down the rabbit hole we go.
And no, I’m not going to include the turkey stuffed with an octopus. Because.
How about some Thanksgiving flavored ice cream? Skeptical? Me too.
A San Francisco ice cream shop called Salt & Stew, have made five different Thanksgiving flavored ice creams. And people actually seem to like them. So, what’s on the menu?
Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecans uses marshmallows, caramel, and pecans in their sweet potato ice cream.
Persimmon Walnut Stuffing is literally made with walnuts, persimmons, and stuffing, along with a few other ingredients.
Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey is forged with turkey stock and candy-coated turkey skins.
Spiced Goat Cheese & Pumpkin Pie is goat cheese ice cream made with mashed pumpkin and pumpkin spices.
Last but not least, we have Buttered Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, which has a gravy fudge mixed in.
Anyone want to drop by San Francisco and grab me a pint? Or ten?
Actually, I’d just prefer Cold Stone Creamery would move back to town, but whatever.
New ice cream flavors are never a bad thing. At worst, we get to watch someone’s face move into hilarity.
If that doesn’t jingle your disturbing bells, don’t worry, there are more oddities out there just waiting to tantalize your taste buds.
Take turkey cake for instance. The name pretty much says it all. Check out some differing recipes to appeal to your particular taste buds, sure. But they all have pieces of turkey in the actual cake.
TURKEY in CAKE.
Can’t wrap my head around that one.
Some even include stuffing. The recipe centers on pumpkin flavors, adding spices and sometimes actual pumpkin puree.
Moist Maker (a.k.a. “The One with Ross’s Sandwich”)
Why not go Hollywood and make the famous Moist Maker?
First cooked up by Ross, a fictional character from a popular television show, F.R.I.E.N.D.S., which follows a group of friends through their comedic personal and professional lives in Manhattan, this sandwich has grown to become quite loved among fans and non-fans alike.
Ross Geller loved his Moist Maker. And I mean, really loved it. When his boss stole his (obviously labeled) lunch from the office refrigerator, Ross lost his mind.
Then his job.
Plus, he scared some pigeons (poor pigeons).
And to add insult to injury, his boss didn’t even eat all of the Moist Maker. He threw it away! Who does that to Thanksgiving leftovers? We can all agree; leftovers are important.
How to make this delicious oddity? If we want to keep to Ross Geller’s original recipe, we’re going to need leftover gravy, cranberries, stuffing, and turkey. And, you know, bread. Three pieces to be exact.
If we want to redo the recipe to fit more with our tastes – which I definitely would need to do – all we really need are our favorite leftovers. Stuff them in between some bread and there you go. But don’t forget, the middle piece of bread must be soaked in gravy for it to be a Moist Maker.
And don’t let anyone steal it. Bad things happen when Moist Makers are stolen.
I don’t know man. This holiday creates some strange foods. Did you know there are gravy and turkey flavored potato chips??
What strange Thanksgiving recipes did you guys make and/or eat this year?
Heard of any stranger recipes?