Cranberry Sauce: What's The Point?

I can't wait for Thanksgiving. I'm sure we are all in that mode right now. Literally cannot wait until 48 hours from now until I can help my parents get everything ready and get down to eating. Let me tell you, I am totally ready for any and all eating that is coming my way.

Now anyone that knows me knows two things:

  1. I LOVE fruit. Love it. Would devour fruit every minute if I could. Could eat a bag of clementines a day easy. Just had 6.
  2. I am not a picky eater - I will eat a lot of things, almost anything.

Those truths notwithstanding, I am here to tell you something that you may find controversial but is a hard truth that you have to accept: there is no point to the cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving.

I'm sorry it's true, all that matters is that it's there for the visual component of a traditional Thanksgiving table. But no one - and I mean NO ONE is sitting around here on Tuesday and saying...man I can't wait for that cranberry sauce!!

No it's not necessary. Look, I like cranberries, I really do, and I love what the cranberry industry means to the state. But you can't have it on the same plate like everything else, because it gets into everything. You aren't gonna get another plate just for that, and there is absolutely no other time in the year you are looking for this stuff.

Who is sitting around in April saying "damn I want a snack i'm gonna open a can of cranberry sauce and dig in!"

Anyway, I don't want to sound negative, I just want to give you facts. The cranberry sauce is nothing but the garnish of the table. This isn't 1972.

At least it reminds me of this funny GameStop ad.

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