Sweet Surprises – Traditional and Unusual Desserts for a North Dakota Thanksgiving
For the past several days, we have discussed topics related to Thanksgiving that are commonplace in North Dakota. In particular, we have focused on the holiday's food and traditions. Although we lean more conventional in our approach to the food that we serve, some of the suggestions that have been made have been very cool. This year, instead of only providing turkey, we discussed the possibility of adding some variety to the meal. You can get further information regarding that here. Yesterday, we experimented with several unusual things that may be served as side dishes. You may learn more about that here.
I asked about the topic on the Facebook page that belongs to our station, and the responses did not disappoint me in the least. This morning, we are going to jump off the dessert board! Is there a traditional sweet dish that is served in North Dakota that is associated with the Thanksgiving holiday?
- Pumpkin Pie
- Apple Pie
- Spice Cake
These are indeed great additions to your Thanksgiving meal. There were a few suggestions that might be a better choice.
- Pumpkin Rolls
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Pineapple Cheesecake
- Cheesecake Sampler Platter (my vote)
- Special K Bars
- Twinkies & HoHo's
As we come to the end of our look into some Thanksgiving traditions in North Dakota, the different ideas that people have shared have given our holiday planning a new twist. Coming up with new side dishes and looking for traditional sweet treats, this year's party looks like it will be a great mix of the old and the new. To find out more, go to the Facebook page for our station. Whatever direction you go with your meal, thanks for considering these suggestions, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
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