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Where Should You Spend Thanksgiving?

thanksgiving dinner

Where should you spend Thanksgiving this year?

Happy Thanksgiving! Are you all set for the big day? I am! I am doing a very simple Thanksgiving dinner this year – only the classics. (As long as mac and cheese counts as classic.) I’m pretty easy to please on Thanksgiving… as long as I’m doing most of the cooking. What can I say? I like to set the menu.

If you ask me, I prefer to spend Thanksgiving at home… or at a relative’s house where they will let me run the show in the kitchen. Needless to say, I have some pretty fixed ideas about where I want to spend Thanksgiving 🙂 What about you?

Whether you’re sure about where you like to spend Thanksgiving or not, this quiz may still point you in the right direction: Where Should You Spend Thanksgiving? Who knows? Maybe you’ll find out that you should have been spending Thanksgiving some place else all these years!

Let me know what you get on the quiz and where you prefer to spend Thanksgiving. And I hope you have a happy Turkey Day!

What’s Your Silly Thanksgiving Name?

two turkeys

I love serious, more contemplative quizzes, but I also like to have fun too! Today’s quiz is just all about goofy Thanksgiving fun, and I hope you like it! What’s Your Silly Thanksgiving Name? Get a fun name for everyone at your Thanksgiving table if you’d like.

Want more fun Thanksgiving names? Check out What’s Your Pilgrim Name? for a bit of American name history. I based this off of old pilgrim names, and it’s a Blogthings Thanksgiving classic. Looking for just a fun Thanksgiving themed name? Try What’s Your Thanksgiving Name?

If you’ve been following Blogthings for a while, you know that I love writing holiday quizzes. And Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays to write quizzes for. I just love the traditions, spirit, and food(!) of this holiday so much. One my my favorite Thanksgiving quizzes is: What Thanksgiving Dish Are You? I think my outcome changes every year.

If your Thanksgiving is anything like mine, there’s always a few characters at the table. Find out which one you are with What Thanksgiving Dinner Guest Are You? If you ask me, the best part of Thanksgiving is the leftovers – so I wrote a whole quiz about them! What Thanksgiving Leftovers Are You?

Finally, in the spirit of holiday fun, here’s a few Thanksgiving jokes that made me laugh this year:

Why did the cranberry turn red? Because it saw the turkey dressing.

Why do pilgrims’ pants fall down? Because they wear their buckles on their hats.

What did the turkey say to the computer? “Google, Google, Google”

What’s the best music to listen to on Thanksgiving? Plymouth rock!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Discussion questions: What’s your silly Thanksgiving name? What goofy or fun Thanksgiving traditions do you enjoy?

P.S. I write a weekly email with the newest and best Blogthings quizzes. It’s completely spam-free and private, so check it out: Blogthings Weekly

What US Region Do You Eat Thanksgiving Like?

thanksgiving meal

Are you getting excited for Thanksgiving? I am! I love to cook up my favorites every year, and I have been looking forward to this meal for weeks. I have all my grocery shopping finished, and I’m ready to get cooking in a couple of days. Unlike some people, I like to do all the cooking myself so that the meal can be just how I like it. It’s definitely more work that way, but I have a system that involves a couple slow cookers and a couple ovens 🙂

I’ve noticed that everyone I know has different opinions on what makes the best Thanksgiving meal, and according to some research, there are definite regional variations in the US when it comes to Thanksgiving. Makes sense to me! I never wanted to include pecans in my meal until I moved to Texas and had a few pecan trees. I suppose if I had a specific regional influence it would be Southwestern Scandinavian 😉 I’ll have to take the quiz to see where I fit in more broadly.

Do you have a region that your Thanksgiving meal is most like? My latest quiz represents Thanksgiving preferences from four regions in the United States. You may be surprised by what you get on this one: What US Region Do You Eat Thanksgiving Like? Let me know what region your Thanksgiving is most like and if you think your results are accurate. (If anyone is curious, I based this quiz off a few years of search data from recipe sites.)

Discussion questions: What Thanksgiving dish do you like to eat that’s a little outside the norm? Where did you eat most of your Thanksgiving growing up?

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Happy Thanksgiving from Blogthings!

thanksgiving turkey

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your holiday if you live here in the United States. I am cooking a small cozy dinner for myself and Mr. Blogthings. Our families live thousands of miles away, and we couldn’t travel this year. I am excited to be eating all of my favorite foods 🙂 In honor of Thanksgiving, I decided to make this week a food and Thanksgiving themed week for Blogthings quizzes.

Are you looking forward to pie this Thankgiving? Or maybe you’ve already enjoyed some pie. I love all things pie, so I had to write another pie quiz for everyone: What Holiday Pie Matches Your Personality? BTW, pie makes an amazing breakfast. More on that in tomorrow’s Thanksgiving leftovers quiz 🙂

We have talked a lot about sweet vs salty people on here, but I realized that I haven’t discussed sweet vs savory. While savory is a lot like salty, I think it’s a bit more complex – more umami and hearty. I definitely love savory foods. What about you? Are You Sweet or Savory?

I’m not embarrassed to say I that I learned a lot about cooking from television. I think a lot of people in my generation did as well, and I owe a lot of my cooking chops to celebrity chefs. The Food Network was practically like culinary school for me once I started cooking as an adult. I thought it would be fun to figure out which Food Network chef we each cook like, especially during this food focused week: What Food Network Chef Are You?

I subscribe to a lot of food blogs, and I’m always so impressed with what people make for Thanksgiving. I’d like to get invited to one of their Thanksgiving dinners. For our Thanksgiving, I tend to stick to the basics because they are easy, cheap, and popular. Down home Thanksgiving favorites inspired my quiz: What Thanksgiving Dish Are You?

Finally, I thought it would be fun to write a Thanksgiving name quiz. This one is super simple, but also quite cute. These fall and pilgrim inspired names are a little goofy, and they make me laugh. Find out yours with What’s Your Thanksgiving Name?

Thanks again for another fun year of Blogthings! This site wouldn’t be what it is today without each and every one of you taking my quizzes. I very much appreciate it and am very thankful for you this time of year 🙂

The Top Ten Blogthings Thanksgiving Quizzes

festive thanksgiving turkey candle

Take one, or all, of my fab Thanksgiving quizzes!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone reading this! I have so much to be thankful for, and thanks to all of you for supporting Blogthings over the years.

If you’re in the Thanksgiving mood (I’d especially like our non-American friends to play along), I’ve made a list of the top Thanksgiving Blogthings quizzes, ranked by popularity:

  1. What’s Your Native American Name? – a Blogthings classic. Pay tribute to the first Thanksgiving by taking this fun quiz!

  2. What’s Your Pilgrim Name? – even more first Thanksgiving fun! I think you’ll be delighted by the old fashioned pilgrim name you’re assigned.

  3. What Pumpkin Treat Are You? – dream up ways to use up all that leftover canned pumpkin you have around. No one can eat too much pumpkin stuff this time of year!

  4. Are You Christmas or Thanksgiving? – when it comes to these two major holidays, which side do you come down on. Take this quiz to find out!

  5. How Thankful Are You? – do you practice an attitude of gratitude? Measure your thankfulness on the most thankful day of the year.

  6. What Holiday Pie Are You? – in my house, it’s not a holiday without at least a couple pies. This quiz will tell you which holiday pie you’re most like.

  7. What Thanksgiving Side Dish Are You? – what would Thanksgiving be without all the delicious side dishes? Take this quiz to find your side dish soulmate.

  8. What Part of Thanksgiving Are You? – one of the first Blogthings quizzes ever. Take the original Thanksgiving quiz that entertained folks back when Blogthings were just a thing you put on your blog!

  9. The Thanksgiving Dinner Test – pick the Thanksgiving dinner you like the best, and see what it says about your personality. A simple, fun, and revealing quiz.

  10. What Does Your Favorite Thanksgiving Food Say About You? – every red blooded American has a favorite Thanksgiving food. What’s yours? Learn what it says about your personality.

Did your favorite make the list? There’s plenty more Thanksgiving Blogthings to take! Comment and let me know which one is your favorite.

What’s Your Pie Personality?

Pumpkin Pie

Do you love pie? Take my quiz!

So looking forward to Thanksgiving! I love this holiday, even though many have mixed feelings about it. I think the combination of food and family on a dark, cold night can’t be beat. I look forward to this single holiday all year, and while each Thanksgiving is different, it’s never disappointing. And while there may be family squabbles, tension, and football rivalries, what can’t be solved over a nice piece of pie.

No doubt about it, my favorite part of this holiday is pie. (Okay, maybe it’s second to seeing my family… especially if they happen to be reading this.) I love pie of all sorts. Pumpkin pie is my hands down favorite, but I’m also partial to pumpkin pie, apple pie, cherry pie… you get the picture. It’s probably true that I haven’t met a pie I didn’t like, but I will admit that I’m not the biggest fan of rhubarb pie.

What about you? Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving? Are you at least in the mood for pie? 😉

For me, pie is usually a Thanksgiving thing, but it doesn’t have to be. I grew up eating at Village Inn (a chain of restaurants in the midwestern United States) as a kid and teenager, and there was nothing I liked better than a slice of their pie. French silk was my non-seasonal favorite, and I can still remember how that chocolate cookie crust tasted. So yes, I was raised on pie!

Take my quiz: What Kind of Pie Are You? Let me know what you end up getting on this one. Also, what type of pie is your favorite? Is pie the thing you look forward to most during the Thanksgiving? Or do you have another aspect of the holiday you like best?

Happy Thanksgiving from Blogthings


Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for each and every one of you who has supported Blogthings over the years.

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving quizzes that I’ve written from years past. I hope you enjoy them 🙂

What Part of Thanksgiving Are You?

How Thankful Are You?

What Does Your Thanksgiving Meal Say About You?

What Thanksgiving Side Dish Are You?

What’s Your Thanksgiving Personality?

What Thanksgiving Dinner Guest Are You?

What Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Are You?

Are You a Turkey, a Tofurky, or a Turducken?


So the big day is almost upon us (at least, for those of us who live in the United States)! Some like to call it Turkey Day, but there’s no rule you have to eat turkey. Take my latest quiz to learn what Thanksgiving main dish you’re most like: Are You a Turkey, a Tofurky, or a Turducken?

What do you think of this quiz? Have you ever tasted Tofurky or Turducken? What did you think of it?

Should You Take Your Sweetie Home for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a stressful time of year, and it gets even more stressful if you’re bringing home someone new. Unsure about whether you should bring your significant other home to meet the parents? Take my latest quiz: Should You Take Your Sweetie Home for Thanksgiving?

Unattached or permanently attached? Take the quiz with another couple in mind 😉 And then send the results to them!

Comment below with what your Thanksgiving plans are this year. And if you’re not North American, feel free to ask me any questions you have about this holiday!