One of America’s favorite holidays is finally upon us. Thanksgiving is this Thursday, and we are excited to share some interesting facts about how Thanksgiving originated, as well as some delicious recipes that go along with this holiday. Thanksgiving is a federal holiday in the U.S. and is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It first originated as a harvest festival, and then with a proclamation from George Washington in 1789, Thanksgiving became a national holiday.

Thanksgiving is not just about eating more than you can handle, it’s about giving thanks and spending time with family, and maybe watching a little football on TV. In many households, Thanksgiving centers on cooking and sharing a big meal with family and friends. A turkey is the centerpiece of all Thanksgiving gatherings, whether it’s roasted, smoked, brined or fried, as well as traditional sides that accompany a Thanksgiving meal. Some traditional sides on Thanksgiving include, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Quaker Valley Foods offers whole turkeys in a variety of sizes for your next holiday feast. Below are some delicious recipes for everyone to try for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Green Bean Casserole

Pumpkin Pie