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5 Reasons Thanksgiving is the Best Day of the Year
Thanksgiving is a major holiday, but it often seems overlooked in light of other holidays. In case you need to be reminded, here are five reasons Thanksgiving is the best day of the year.
1. You Get to Enjoy a Lot of Good Food
This is the day when the best cooks get to show what they can do, and everyone else gets to enjoy the results. You get to taste all kinds of foods and as much as you can eat. No one is judging you because you took two helpings of mashed potatoes and gravy or tried three kinds of pie. This reason alone is one to make Thanksgiving the best holiday.
2. You Get to Try New Foods
Not only do you get the opportunity to enjoy your favorites every year, but you also get to try new recipes. As people get married and add new family members, they bring their recipes and holiday traditions with them. This allows you to sample dishes you’ve never tried.
3. Family Time
Thanksgiving is the one day a year when you get to see family members who live far away. With the six-day travel period, people come to a meeting place from all around the country. Cousins, aunts and uncles and other distant relatives come together to celebrate this one special day. You get to take a break in the middle of your busy life and just enjoy each other.
After dinner is done, it’s time to enjoy another American tradition – football. You get to relax in the middle of the week and watch your favorite sport. That only happens one time a year for many, so enjoy it.
5. Lots of Leftovers
One of the side benefits of having such a big meal is that you don’t have to cook the rest of the weekend. Whether you like to go Black Friday shopping or for a long hike or just take a nap, cooking duties for the next several days are done. You can make up new dishes out of the leftover turkey, which will even last into the next week. Cooking all day on Thursday or the day before seems like a pretty good tradeoff when you don’t have to do it again for a week.
Of course, not everyone wants to cook on Thanksgiving. That’s why there are places like the Farmer’s Pick Buffet® here at the Isle Casino Hotel® Bettendorf. You can let others do the cooking and just enjoy delicious foods like Braised Red Wine Short Ribs, Sweet Potatoes with Apples and Cranberries and Butter Pecan Cheesecake. And of course, there will be pumpkin pie. Stop in anytime on Thursday, November 24th between 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without the work and you’ll find another reason why Thanksgiving is the best day of the year.