8 Field Agents Described Their Perfect Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day that is hard to top– eat, eat, eat, nap, eat some more, watch football, maybe leave the house to look at Christmas lights. Also, it’s hard to be mad on a day when you’re able to sit around and reflect on all of the things and people you’re grateful for. That’s why we asked Agents to describe their perfect Thanksgiving day for us. Most of these sound pretty perfect!

8 Field Agents Described Their Perfect Thanksgiving:

1. “Our Thanksgiving looks the exact same every year. I prep everything I can the night before, sleep in (until about 8 a.m. or so), get up and start cooking! My family comes over around 12 and we eat turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, potato casserole, corn, rolls, and pie! After lunch, we spread out all of the shopping ads across the floor and pass them around and start marking what we want to buy. We watch football while we eat another slice of pie and then load into the car to spend the rest of the evening shopping! It’s so perfect!”

2. “My perfect Thanksgiving day is when I get up early around 6 am to start preparing dishes that will be devoured later that afternoon. Music is playing in the background. My children are helping set the table and we start watching football at noon. We eat at 1 and enjoy the game and each other’s company and continue to eat until we get full. The menu consists of Mac n cheese, turkey, dressing, sweet potato casserole, potato salad, apple crispy, and sweet potato pie.”

3. “My perfect Thanksgiving Day is a day where all of my little family gathers together. We have a light breakfast followed by some football and our favorite movies like Rudy (also about football). We cook together and gather to eat once done. We have a full feast of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, mac and cheese, stuffing, cranberry, rolls and cannot forget the desserts and all the pies. Pumpkin, apple, and pecan pie are a must. We end the night by watching Christmas movies and indulging on leftovers and desserts.”

4. “My perfect Thanksgiving starts with my family running a 5k turkey trot race. Next, I start prepping thanksgiving lunch while watching the Macy’s thanksgiving day parade. My husband preps the oil to deep fry the turkey while I prep potatoes, chicken and noodles, corn, gravy, rolls, deviled eggs, cranberry salad, and baked beans. We enjoy our lunch with family and friends. We have a variety of desserts including pumpkin pie and roll. Then we relax, enjoy each other’s company and play games.”

5. “My perfect day is I go to my mom’s around 3:00. My mom fixes a huge Thanksgiving meal. She makes ham, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, dumplings, dressing, noodles, broccoli casserole, sweet potatoes, potato salad, macaroni salad, rolls, and corn pudding. The desserts are chocolate and pumpkin pies. My parents, siblings, their significant others, their children, my children and my husband. We don’t have any particular traditions. We just eat, talk and laugh. We go back and forth to the TV watching football and we look at Black Friday ads.”

6. “My perfect Thanksgiving Day would be watching the Macy’s Parade with my husband and daughter. After the parade, we would go to my grandma’s to eat Thanksgiving dinner with everyone (aunts, uncles, cousins). I would fill my plate with ham, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and corn. We would talk and play games for the rest of the afternoon!”

7. “10 a.m. is the Turkey trot in my town. So I’ll do the 5-mile jog. Then family comes over for some bird, stuffing, veggies and all the trimmings. Perhaps some wine and seasonal cocktails will be served too.”

8. “The perfect Thanksgiving is with family. Spending a week at my mother’s house with all of my brothers and sisters and their family is the best Thanksgiving day we have an early dinner just so that we can enjoy the leftovers later on that evening. We usually go to movies or we go to see college basketball games or football games. It’s the best.”

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