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Happy Thankgiving: QLP’s Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes and What We’re Thankful For

Gobble Gobble! All of us here at Quality Logo Products wish you and your families a very happy Thanksgiving! In celebration of this family-oriented, food-filled holiday, we welcome you to gather ‘round as we share some of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes and talk about everything we’re thankful for this year.

We published a Thanksgiving blog post last year, but since then we’ve added a lot more friendly faces to our team and of course a WHOLE YEAR has passed, surely we’ve all got more to be thankful for this year than before!

Our favorite Thanksgiving dishes:

First, let’s get to the mouth-watering recipes we all can’t wait to see on the table during Thanksgiving dinner. The overwhelming majority of folks here at QLP said that their favorite Thanksgiving dish is stuffing. So here are some really appetizing pictures of stuffing to get you drooling.

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Okay, that’s all. Blog post over. I need to go eat stuffing now. Just kidding! In addition to stuffing, a lot of people said their families have some delicious corn bread casserole or broccoli cheddar casserole dishes. Pumpkin pie was another favorite (with lots of whipped cream!), and of course we can’t forget about the main event…THE TURKEY! One QLPer, Serenity, was even kind enough to include her tasty turkey recipe!

What we’re thankful for:

“I tend to devour my mom’s vegetarian meatloaf before anything else on Thanksgiving, but I also look forward to seconds (or thirds) on scalloped corn and potato casserole. I’m grateful for family and friends, for my precious pet piggies, for the roof over my head, and for the seemingly never-ending supply of quality TV shows to keep me entertained on any given evening. Oh, and I’d also like to thank Peter Jackson for finally finishing the first Hobbit movie so I’ll have something to look forward to before Christmas!” – Jill T.

“It’s a TIE between my QLP family and string cheese!” – Bret B.

“This year I’m thankful for my girlfriend of almost five years’ unwavering love and support, having enough faith in me to get us through 48 hours of pouring rain during a late fall camping trip in Northern Wisconsin. What should have been a nightmare was a triumph. An actor (and tough cookie), too, she reminds me you won’t ever know if you’re up to the challenge until you step up and attempt it. And that’s more than enough to keep me going. Success or failure, rain or shine.” – Eric L.

“I’m so thankful for my two beautiful boys (Liam-4 and Adler-18 mos.) and our baby on the way. I couldn’t do anything I do without my husband (Steve) who is the best partner I could ask for in parenting and life. Family is everything to us and we have a large extended family that I couldn’t imagine the holidays without.” – Kelly B.

“This year I’m thankful for my wonderful family and my awesome friends.  I wouldn’t be who I am today without them.  I LOVE working at QLP: the people, the job itself, the get-togethers, the fun and the success we all have.  QLP is an awesome second family!  I am also thankful for making such progress and forward motion in my life after a few years of bad luck.  I was able to cut my daily drive from 45 mins each way to 20 ROUND TRIP and I LOVE it!  And, most of all, I am thankful to BE ALIVE.  Most people say that around the holidays but it’s very possible I may not be here today without the quick thinking of some coworkers here (“How do you dial 911?” – Ian!!) and I am especially thankful no one was in the hallway at lunchtime to catch me because that fall I took here last year saved my life.” – Kat D.

“I’m thankful that my girlfriend still puts up with me. :)” – Joe G.

“I am thankful for my country and President who is making a historical difference that makes me proud to be an American. I am thankful for my awesome significant other who has proven he can handle the crazy that is me and the heavy load of three cats! Much like every year I am thankful to have the means to be thankful; Friends, Family, and Love.” – Serenity M.

“I am thankful for my AMAZING husband and our super adorable furry kids, Milo and Penny! I just can’t get enough of those cute faces and wagging tails…the dogs not the husband (although he has a cute face too). I love starting our own traditions as a family of two and making those memories that we can look back on in 60 years and say we did it our way and smile.” – Laura P.

“I am thankful for my wonderful, supportive husband and friends.” – Emily J.

“I’m thankful for my sexy wife Katie (Super Hot!!!), my wonderful family, my extended family here at QLP, AND all my fabulous customers :) My favorite recipe would be my mother’s sweet potatoes. No idea house she makes them. She won’t tell me :( I still love her though.” – Anthony G.

“My favorite “dish” on Thanksgiving is a rum cider that I make. It always keeps me warm regardless of how cold it is. I’m definitely thankful for the Thanksgiving song by Nicole Westbrook. It’s super GREAT!!!!” – “Doc” L.

“I am very thankful for my friends and family.  If it weren’t for them I would have not been able to achieve the two goals I set for myself this year, which was moving out of my mother’s house and getting a new job (thanks Emily).” – Melissa S.

“I always have been and forever will be thankful for my family! We are very close and I could not ask for anything better. I am also thankful for my friends. They are always there for me and still to this day they can tolerate my loud obnoxious personality. My newest and probably most exciting thing I am thankful for is that I am an aunt to two of the most beautiful and most fun babies in this world. Logan and Lainey are my world! I spoil them and treat them as if they were my own children!  I am also extremely thankful for my job and my QLP family! I am very lucky to have this job and to work with such fun people. It is a great feeling waking up in the morning and not dreading coming to work!” – Jaimie S.

“I’m so thankful and blessed for my family & friends who drive me crazy, but make life exciting! As for my favorite side dish, I’ve got to go with my mom’s greenbean casserole. I know she just makes it from the recipe off the Campbell’s Can of Mushroom soup, but man do I love it!! No one else in my family likes it, so while they’re loading up on sweet potato casserole I can get the whole dish to myself. YESSSSSS!!” – Amy S.

“As always I’m thankful for my awesome family & friends! This year I’m also very thankful for the opportunity to become part of the QLP family… and for my new/used car which safely gets me to my destination without a fear of breaking down.” – Erin J.

“This year, I’m thankful that my grandparents mostly have their health.  They had some health scares this past year, which included both of them needing stays in the hospital (for different reasons).  But, they’re home and doing pretty well, all things considered, which is a huge relief for me.  I’m also grateful this year for getting this great new job!  I haven’t been here for very long, but I’ve loved my time here at QLP so far.  It’s a great job and all the people here make coming to work fun and enjoyable! Beyond that I’m thankful for my own relatively good health, the fact that I have a roof over my head, my whole extended family (and the fact that I keep in contact with them and see them on a regular basis), my friends, and that I live the 21st century! (internet, for the win!)” – Mike R.

“I am thankful for having great family and friends that both challenge and support me. I couldn’t do half of the things I do without them. I’m also thankful for having great office mates who are just as bizarre as I am.”  – Mandy K.

“I am thankful for my amazing family, friends, and coworkers, who have all been incredibly supportive of me during this past year. It’s been a rough one, and I would not have made it through without them. I’m also thankful for the chance to spoil my adorable little niece during her first holidays!” – Rachel H.

“This year I’m thankful for the basics.  My family, my boyfriend, my friends, and my puppy, Charlie.  They are all amazing people/ dogs and I feel like the luckiest person in the world to have them all in my life.” – Michelle K.

“This year I am thankful for the health and happiness of my family and friends, especially my husband, who is my other half and my best friend. I am also very thankful for our warm home, our reliable vehicles, my job at QLP that I love, and the fact that this year I will have a garage to park in, and not have to scrap ice and snow!! I am also especially thankful to Kelly because she introduced me to Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class, which we both recently graduated from. That has changed our financial future in a hugely positive way.” – Amanda S.

“I am thankful for my family who can always make me laugh and are always there to support me. I’m also thankful for my awesome friends even if we don’t get to see each other too often, and for my kind, cuddly, bearded boyfriend. Besides all that mushy stuff I’m also thankful for Jolly Ranchers, Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers from Chili’s, and Adventure Time. Oh, and the Lego Lord of the Rings video game.” – Jenna M.

Which dish are you most excited to devour on Thanksgiving? Do you have any special Thanksgiving traditions you’d like to share? What are you thankful for this year?

Photos by Maggie Hoffman, rfduck, and dlothebigasian.


Jenna Markowski

Jenna has a much easier time writing about the media and pop culture than she does writing about herself. She enjoys the simple things in life, like puns and typography. She is an avid fan of pop-punk, Halo 3, Spider-Man and origami, with a slight Taco Bell obsession. Her spirit animal is either a bulldog or a panda bear. You can also connect with Jenna on Google+ and Twitter.

Comments

  1. Myrtle

    Almost forgot!!! I’m thankful for my CATS!!!

  2. Kat

    Wishing everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving! Let’s EAT!

  3. Eric

    What’s not to love about a holiday when it’s perfectly acceptable to eat items that still retain the shape of their can upon serving them? Much the same as my preference toward Stove Top stuffing…I’ll take canned cranberry sauce, any day, over a homemade variety. Unless Paula Deen invites me over for Thanksgiving.

    • Amanda

      LOL–I agree Eric. I love canned cranberries and Stove Top stuffing!! I do enjoy many homemade things too–but sometimes the faster, cheaper option is so good it’s not worth doing it the harder way. =)

    • Rachel

      I only discovered the joys of canned cranberry sauce a Thanksgiving or two ago — which is probably a good thing, since I can feel the sugar decaying my teeth as I eat that stuff, haha. But it’s so good! High fives all around for canned cranberry sauce fans. :)

      • Mandy Kilinskis

        Canned cranberries are the best. Just the best. I will be eating them forever.

        Also what kind of scary kind do you eat? I do not experience an equally terrifying tooth decay…

        • Amy Swanson

          Canned cranberry sauce FTW!! I’m pretty sure they sell the stuff year-round but I never eat it unless it’s Thanksgiving for some reason haha

          • Eric

            Used to work at a grocery store. Yep. Sold year-round, usually perched well above eye level on the highest shelf. Does anyone buy it at any other time of the year? Eh. Something tells me there’s not some guy who there frantically pacing thr store aisles in July looking for a refreshing can of cranberry sauce to beat the heat. :)

            • Amy Swanson

              The mental image of a guy frantically pacing around Jewel in the middle of July jonesing for a can of Ocean Spray Cranberry sauce is fantastic. Thank you sir!

            • Mandy Kilinskis

              I usually have them like, once a month! They make great side dishes for chicken or turkey. Mmmm…

        • Rachel

          I don’t know, but I just remember the type I had being crazy sweet and tart. I will have to investigate further this year, haha. :)

  4. Wash

    I also agree that stuffing is the best food at Thanksgiving…it might also be the best food, period.

    • Amanda

      Yeah, it’s so good!! Even the walmart brand for $1 is awesome. I make it throughout the year as a dinner side dish. Yum!

  5. Cybernetic SAM

    I am NOT thankful for Thanksgiving dinner clean up, ugh! it’s the worst! My sibblings and I fight over who gets to cook, because the cook doesn’t clean up the mess! I am thankful for being a vegetarian and getting to see everyone on the downward sleepy slope after to much food and tryptophan, it is hilarious!

    • Eric

      Well, Sam, you could always do Thanksgiving “County Fair Style” and make every menu item ” ______ on a Stick!” Works with almost anything, and when it doubt, deep-fry it, too.

    • Mikey

      Heh, well, I for one am quite looking forward to my nice little food coma. It’s quite satisfying, especially after some socially accepted binging. Though, I do have to agree that the clean up is never fun. Especially since my house always hosts these things, and it seems like everyone just has to leave before clean up. Convenient, that…

  6. Mikey

    Oh, this blog just makes me hungry, and I’m looking forward all the more to tomorrow’s ludicrously huge feast! It’s also nice to see what everyone is thankful for this holiday season. Thanks to everyone for sharing! And here’s hoping you all have a great turkey day!

  7. Jill Tooley

    Awww, so sweet! :D

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