It’s the Kielbasa Kid…

… and while the count continues in the 2020 election a different kind of count took place across the country but it has ended. This count had to do with the popularity of the Thanksgiving dinner side dish in each state. Google Trends looked to see which Thanksgiving side dish is the most popular in each state.  And the winner was. Mashed potatoes! Mashed potatoes won the most states, followed by stuffing, mac and cheese, and green bean casserole. I’m not a big fan of green bean casserole and rarely ever eat it while my daughter loves it but only on top of a buttermilk biscuit. Stuffing is my favorite and is the favorite side dish in Pennsylvania while West Virginia likes Rolls and Ohio is a Green Bean Casserole state. To be honest I have never had mac and cheese as a side dish for thanksgiving and it was only a couple of years ago I ever heard of mac and cheese as a side. But this website zippia put out a map of all the states and their favorite side dish and mac and cheese is real popular along the east coast. From Delaware to Maryland, Kentucky, North and South Carolina and stops in Georgia and that’s it. No other state in the country listed Mac and Cheese as their favorite side dish. It’s just an east coast thing. The most unusual side dish that was listed was one that I never figured to be a side dish and that’s Gravy. Gravy…? Hey Gravy’s great for Thanksgiving but never considered it a side dish just something to compliment the Turkey or mashed potatoes. But that’s what’s listed as the favorite side dish in Wyoming and Arkansas. Now in Wyoming its brown gravy while in Arkansas its white gravy. And what’s white gravy?  Butter flour and milk, that’s it…and you, got white gravy.  But if you really do use it as a side dish instead of pouring it over mashed potatoes or turkey do you eat it with a spoon or drink it straight?