America celebrates a lot of really good holidays. Christmas probably being the country's leading favorite. Easter with its fresh new start mentality ranks up there as well. The drinking holidays New Years and Cinco De Mayo are fun. The noisy 4th of July is always a good time too. Even Arbor day is....well I'm not even sure what that is but certainly one of my favorites is the one that celebrates eating.

Thanksgiving dinner...

Just the thought conjures up a mouth watering plate full of delicious memories. The golden brown turkey, the glazed ham and of course all the fixin's that go with such memorable splendor.  To me the side dishes never get enough credit. I hope Turkey and Ham understand that without a great complimentary side dish, the table party would look bare and minimum.

A company called Zippia did a lot of google searches that were analyzed to find out what each of our 50 states preferred to have as a favorite side dish. Here are a few of the results:

California favorite Thanksgiving Day side: Mashed Potatoes

New York favorite Thanksgiving Day side: Stuffing

Florida favorite Thanksgiving Day side: Sweet Potato Casserole

Louisiana favorite Thanksgiving Day side: Cornbread Dressing

The Southeast was all about the Mac and Cheese, while most the Northeast favored stuffing. The Southwest (including Texas went with Green Bean Casserole while the Northwest was all about the Mashed potatoes.

So where did our beloved state of Michigan favor the most as a side dish? Well we Michiganders went with the Southwest favored Green Bean Casserole as our favorite side dish.

Now I shouldn't have to do this considering Green Bean Casserole is our favored side dish but lets post a recipe my Mom uses for good measure. Plus, you won't have to google it.

1 Can of Cream of Mushroom soup

1/8 teaspoon of black pepper

3/4 cup of milk

2 cans of green beans 1 and 1/3 cup of crispy fried onions.

Mix everything together in a 1/2 quart baking dish and bake for 30 mins. Top with more crispy fried onions and serve Michigan's favorite side dish.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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