What do you love most about Thanksgiving? If your answer is “the food,” you’re in line with the majority of respondents (nearly 80 percent) to a recent Harris Poll, who peg leftovers as their favorite part of the holiday. This might also explain why just over 70 percent of respondents would rather cook Thanksgiving dinner than go out to a restaurant, according to results from the poll.
And when it comes to what’s on the table, the turkey rules the roost. Almost 40 percent of respondents to the poll look forward to turkey the most, followed by stuffing (23 percent), pumpkin pie (12 percent), mashed potatoes (9 percent), sweet potatoes (6 percent) and cranberry sauce (3 percent).
But although the turkey remains a Thanksgiving staple, its preparation may vary. According to the poll, 52 percent of respondents show an interest in grilling turkey, and 49 percent show an interest in deep-frying. Nearly 30 percent are interested in trying a turducken—a chicken inside a duck inside a turkey—this year.
Source: The Harris Poll®
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