Warning: This post could make you hungry.
We’re getting ready for Thanksgiving at our house. We eat just like you do on Thanksgiving … turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce. But there are a few essentials to our feast that you may not recognize … Grandma Hansen’s Cinnamon Candied Apples. Little candy/nut cups. Creamed Corn. Wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without them.
This year on Thanksgiving, to keep things lively, we’ll be playing a game of FAMILY FEUD (except we’re calling it FAMILY FOOD) to celebrate our family food traditions.
I’m sure you could play, too, but you’d have to be in our family to know our answers. Here’s how to organize your own FAMILY FOOD game:
Think of questions related to your family food traditions. Here’s a few we came up with:
- Name an essential food item at a Losee family Thanksgiving feast.
- Name food items you’re sure to find at Ferril & Dona’s house on Christmas Eve.
- What favorite family recipes came from great-grandma, Edna Hansen?
Each question should have 4-8 answers. In order to determine what the “survey says,” I asked the questions in our family Facebook group in advance so cousins could chip in and share memories. The most memorable answers receive the highest ranking (most points) in the FAMILY FOOD game.
There is a lovely Family Feud Power Point template online, thanks to Rusnak Creative. This template comes complete with gameshow music and instructions. Download and customize the game with questions/answers for your family gameshow. The download includes game instructions, just in case you’re not familiar with this old classic. We’ll be casting our game onto a big TV screen so everyone can feel like they’re a real contestant this year at our Thanksgiving gathering.
We hope you have a delicious Thanksgiving and remember to be thankful for your ancestors. Bon appetit!
This post is part of the #FHforChildren November Blog Link Up. Blog-hop through the other posts for more thoughts/ideas about family food traditions. Also, see our other food-related posts:
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