It’s finally here – one of my favorite days of the year. Yes, I know that it’s tomorrow, but I will be very busy over the next 24 to 48 hours preparing for the arrival of six crazy kids and eight (maybe nine) equally crazy adults.
I absolutely love Thanksgiving. It’s a time that brings everyone together to be thankful for all we have.
This year, I’m especially thankful for three things: family, friends and having a career that I love (who wouldn’t love to write about watermelon?). I also love this holiday because it involves lots and lots of food, and no one loves food more than I do.
Leave a comment below with what you’re thankful for this year. While you’re thinking, check out these fun facts about Thanksgiving!
The sweet potato is most plentifully produced in North Carolina, which grew 1.3 billion pounds of the popular side dish vegetable in 2013.
In a survey conducted by the National Turkey Foundation, nearly 88% of Americans said they eat turkey at Thanksgiving.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest pumpkin pie ever baked 2,020 pounds and measured just over 12 feet long.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! And remember…there’s no such thing as “too much whipped cream” on your pumpkin pie.
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