Do you know the most disliked traditional Thanksgiving dishes? While many of you are busy shopping, cooking, and cleaning, I thought I’d share some Thanksgiving trivia and scriptures on giving thanks. Maybe it will be a good conversation starter around your table this year. You can use the list to create your own true or false trivia game. They are all true as far as I know.
Thanksgiving Trivia: Did you know?
- According to the National Turkey Federation, approximately 46 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving each year.
- Pumpkin pies were not eaten at the first Thanksgiving.
- The first Thanksgiving meal in 1621 probably consisted of lobster, onions, leeks, goat cheese and fish.
- Modern Thanksgiving meals usually include turkey, cranberries, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie.
- The skin on a turkey’s head changes colors with his emotions—like a mood ring.
- Because a turkey’s eyes are on the side of his head, he can see 360 degrees by turning his head.
- According to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Marilyn Monroe, Meryl Streep, Matt Damon and Taylor Swift are all descendants of passengers or crew on the Mayflower.
- American Indians used turkey feathers to stabilize arrows.
- The Pilgrims used spoons, not forks, to eat the first Thanksgiving meal.
- Cranberry sauce followed by turkey and green bean casserole are the most disliked traditional Thanksgiving dishes.
Giving Thanks All the Time
And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephes. 5:20 NLT).
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Col. 3:17 NIV).
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thes. 5:18 NIV).
Larry and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We’re thankful for you!
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