Thanksgiving is about family and food. And to that end, every family has their own Thanksgiving traditions, from the classics like turkey and stuffing to what we can only describe as, well, unique dishes!
On Saturday, writer Maya Kosoff took to Twitter to ask followers about weird and retro recipes their families have adopted as a Thanksgiving tradition. The answers got pretty interesting!
But it turns out her family's signature dish wasn't all that singular because a lot of families appear to have similar stories to tell!
Social media users shared photos and descriptions of uncommon recipes, including a cake made out of bologna and ranch cream cheese and a "barf salad.”
The end result is that there are a whole lot of people whipping up really unique creations with their cream cheese and other dairy products, and those special dishes tend to involve colorful green Jell-O as well. Interesting!
But before anyone gets judgmental, it's clear every family has their thing. Tradition is a beautiful thing to have, even when it jiggles on a plate.
It appears all these inventive family dishes are all in good company: TODAY’s own Dylan Dreyer has shared her family makes a green Gelatin Delight Salad that has become something of a tradition.
This, too, is a mix of — you guessed it — lime Jell-O and cream cheese, along with some other tasty ingredients.
'Tis the season to to stock up on Jell-O and dairy products!