Some dishes will always be on the menu for Thanksgiving: turkey, vegetables, shortbread cookies, and a homemade pie. But if you want to get creative in the kitchen this holiday season, plenty of holiday movies and TV shows have you covered.
Whether it’s a disastrous homemade dessert, some ordered pizzas, or the weirdest breakfast you’ll ever eat, if you’ve got some movie and TV fans to join you this Thanksgiving, add some of these iconic dishes to the mix. table.
Popcorn, Toast, and Jelly Beans (‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’)
If you’ve had some unexpected guests invited to your Thanksgiving celebration and you don’t know what to serve, Snoopy, Woodstock, and Charlie Brown might give you some ideas.
After Charlie Brown’s friends treat themselves to an unplanned Thanksgiving meal, he enlists Snoopy and Woodstock to prepare a meal consisting of kid-friendly foods like popcorn, jelly beans, and Charlie’s signature dish. Brown: toast. It might not be the ideal Thanksgiving meal, but it could serve as a fun little appetizer and nod to A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
Rachel Green’s Dessert Trifle (‘Friends’)
When Monica (courtney cox) rachel chores (Jennifer Aniston) with making a dessert in a Thanksgiving episode of Friends, things don’t go as planned. Rachel creates a dessert trifle, just not full of typical desserts.
Each layer consists of something different, starting with biscuits, then jam, custard, raspberries, more biscuits, sautéed beef with peas and onions, more custard, bananas, and finally some whipped cream on top. Or, if you want to keep all your friends this Thanksgiving, consider a simple piece of bananas and whipped cream like the cast ate while filming the episode, according to mate leblanc in The Graham Norton Show.
Kevin McCallister’s Ice Cream Sundae (‘Home Alone’)
No cake you serve for dessert this Thanksgiving could compare to Kevin’s (Macaulay Culkin) giant ice creams in Home alone Y Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Topped with whipped cream, hot chocolate, and candy, Kevin’s signature sundae starts with several scoops of ice cream, possibly as many as 16, according to The Plaza Hotel. When you stay at the New York City hotel used to film the sequel, they offer a “Home Alone Ice Cream” with 16 scoops of many flavors and all the fixings to recreate Kevin’s favorite dessert.
Takeaway Pizza (‘General Hospital’)
This one may not seem very festive, but for The Quartermaine’s on General Hospital, it’s your best Thanksgiving tradition.
It’s the same every year GH Thanksgiving episode where their beautiful homemade dinner is destroyed and they have no choice but to order a bunch of pizzas for the whole clan. So whether you’ve decided not to cook this year or want to give your favorite soap a festive nod, ordering pizza may be the way to go this Thanksgiving.
Eggnog (‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’)
Eggnog is a pretty standard drink around parties, but Clark Griswold (chevy chase) has a way of making it especially noticeable in National Lampoon’s Christmas Holidays.
Whether alcoholic or dry, when too many cooks enter the kitchen this holiday season and you’ve had enough, consider having a glass of eggnog to calm yourself down like Clark did when he found out his Christmas bonus was a bust.
Ooey-Gooey Fudgy Chewies by Beverly Goldberg (‘The Goldbergs’)
This may not appear in an episode focused on the holidays of the Goldbergs, but you can find the recipe for these chocolate chip cookies from the season 6 episode “Hersheypark” on the show itself. Goldberg’s Cookbook.
beverly (Wendi McLendon Covey) always cooks eccentric dishes for his family. What better dessert to offer this holiday season than their signature cookies, primarily made with semi-sweet chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar?
Hot Chocolate (‘The Polar Express’, ‘The Santa Clause’)
Hot chocolate is a worldwide phenomenon during the cold seasons, warming you with the cozy taste of chocolate. And not only is it a great drink to have with dessert, but several movies feature it in unique ways.
When all the incredulous children board the Polar Express, it became a remembered tradition from the movie when everyone is served hot chocolate in The polar Express. In the santa claus, It’s Judy the Elf who serves tim allen‘s Santa, the hot drink after she finally got her perfect recipe: not too hot, extra chocolatey, and shaken, not stirred.
Who Hash (‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’)
When the Grinch steals The Who’s holiday dinner, he not only makes off with his feast, pudding, and any roasted beasts, but he has the nerve to take even Who Hash. How the Grinch stole Christmas.
Probably the most traditional dish from a holiday movie, although no one knows exactly what’s in Who Hash, it’s supposed to be some kind of corned beef hash made with ground beef, diced potatoes and vegetables, perfect for serving at the table Thanksgiving.
Chinese Turkey (‘A Christmas Story’)
Sure, from Randy (Ian Petrella) the moment of the little pig devouring meatloaf and mashed potatoes is a scene that no one can forget a christmas story, but that dinner is not the most remembered.
After Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) “shoots his eye out” and The Bumpuss’s dogs destroy his turkey dinner, The Old Man decides to take his family out to eat at a Chinese restaurant for Christmas. So, if he’s looking to switch up his entrée this year, consider trading the turkey for a “Chinese turkey,” which appears to be a cooked duck, head and all.
Buddy The Elf’s Maple Syrup Spaghetti (‘Elf’)
The most iconic yet disgusting dish of all has to be Buddy the Elf’s (Will Ferrell) spaghetti with maple syrup in Elf.
Comprised of spaghetti, maple syrup, chocolate syrup, M&Ms, marshmallows, and a fudge Pop Tart, whether you choose to have this for breakfast as Buddy or serve it as an oddball appetizer, it’s sure to bring a smile to all you youngsters. and old, on your thanksgiving.
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