Turkey –Turkey on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is the day that people celebrate with family and relatives. The families come together to have fun and have dinner together. The Turkey is the main food at the Thanksgiving Dinner, in many American and Canadian families. When the Americans celebrate their Thanksgiving Dinner with their families, they will have some traditional Thanksgiving menu that includes cranberry sauce, turkey, pumpkin pie, stuffing and several other delicious things on their plates.
The centerpiece of traditional Thanksgiving in Canada and the United States is a big meal, centered on a big roasted turkey that the family and friends eat together once in a year. Most of these American version traditional dishes of Thanksgiving dinner are prepared from native foods; it is a Pilgrims tradition that they obtained from the Native Americans.
The history shows that the Pilgrims did not have turkey on their menu during the 1621 celebrations by the Plymouth Pilgrims, which is traditionally known as the First Thanksgiving. Their menu had Venison, Waterfowl, Clams, Fish, Berries, Lobster, Pumpkin, Fruit, and Squash. According to William Bradford, they also stored a large number of wild turkeys besides cider and waterfowl. The French Canadian ancestors introduced the modern Thanksgiving, which includes a potluck dinner with a game, freshly-hunted fowl, and fish, and they use to share the food with local native and Canadians.
Turkey is the main and common dish of a Thanksgiving Dinner, and also sometimes in debates the Thanksgiving Day is called as Turkey Day. On Thanksgiving Day, people make the broad breasted white turkey ready for the dinner; they cook these kinds of huge turkeys for large feasts as they are perfect for such dinners. People stuff their Thanksgiving turkeys with bread mixed with other ingredients and roasted. The traditional herb known as Sage is added in the stuffing, and other ingredients, including carrots, chopped celery, and onions.