Can you smell what the Rock is cookin' on November 22nd? (an homage to my wrestling loving friends out there) We are now just 8 days away from smelling all the delicious goodness that millions of Americans will be cooking for Thanksgiving.

My mouth waters as I write this  -BUT- not everything on the typical table is a favorite.  Along with the traditional side dishes that everyone loves like mashed potatoes and stuffing, there are others that keep showing up year after year even though a lot of people report they don't like them or don't to eat them on Thanksgiving.

The website CheatSheet put together a list of some of the more unpopular Thanksgiving dishes:

  • Jell-O Salad
  • Canned cranberry sauce
  • Boiled brussels sprouts
  • Green bean casserole -- It's a classic, but a lot of people hate it.
  • Oyster stuffing -
  • Corn pudding
  • Sweet potato casserole with marshmallows
  • Pecan pie -- Most people like apple or pumpkin instead.
  • Macaroni and cheese -- It may be a beloved comfort food, but many people think it's too heavy for Thanksgiving.
  • Ambrosia salad 
  • Dinner rolls
  • Creamed pearl onions
  • Salad -- No one really wants to eat salad on Thanksgiving.
  • Turkey -- Surprise! Many people say they actually skip the turkey and just eat the side dishes. (Cheat Sheet)

How many of these will make their way to your table this Thanksgiving?