Survey shows favorite Thanksgiving main courses & favorite side dishes


Thanksgiving is about three weeks away and we're already focused on the food. That's an excellent sign.

A new survey asked people to name their three favorite Thanksgiving main courses, and three favorite side dishes.

Here are the results for main courses . . .

1. Turkey, 84%.

2. Ham, 56%.

3. Chicken, 32%.

4. Beef, 24%.

5. Lamb, 9%.

6. Duck, 7%.

7. Fish, 6%.

8. Tofu, 3%.

And here are the most popular side dishes . . .

1. Stuffing or dressing, 53%.

2. Mashed potatoes, 51%.

3. Sweet potatoes or yams, 31%.

4. Cranberry sauce, 24%.

5. Bread or rolls, 23%.

6. Green bean casserole, 20%.

7. Mac and cheese, 19%.

8. Corn, 12%.

9. Salad, 8%.

10. Cornbread, 7%.

11. Fruit salad, 6%.

12. TIE: Squash, Brussels sprouts, and collard greens, 5%.

13. Mixed vegetables, 4%.

14. TIE: Glazed carrots, soup, and black-eyed peas, 3%.