It may not be considered a day for reflection as much as it is about being grateful, but you can learn a lot about yourself on Thanksgiving. You discover the exact number of times you can stomach everyone asking what you’re planning on doing with your degree before you snap (four), and how many beers it takes for your Uncle Burt’s stories to actually be enjoyable. (At least a six pack.) But it’s more than just dealing with family and realizing you’re never too old for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. You can learn what your favorite Thanksgiving dish says about you and what’s in your future (aside from a long, post-dinner nap.)
Look, I’m not saying food is always the answer, but a delicious dish always seems to have an answer. Certain moods go with certain foods, and there are situations that just call for an exact dish. Break-ups need ice cream, girls’ night needs wine, and a home alone with Netflix calls for carbs. They say we are what we eat and you know what? I have to agree to an extent. Your favorite Thanksgiving dish says more about you than any personality test or therapist could, which is excellent, because I don’t think you get to eat in those sessions.