What comprises a “typical” Thanksgiving meal?
Thanksgiving dishes and sides vary dependent on location. Turkey is a given nationwide, although Southern folks serve up ham as well. Side dishes range from casseroles to corn to oysters up North.
But everyone loves mashed potatoes.
In August in Minnesota, a town named Barnesville holds a festival called Potato Days to celebrate the humble spud. One of their more popular events is the Mashed Potato Sculpture Contest. Contestants are given half an hour to turn a bowl of cold mashed potatoes into an artistic masterpiece.
A lady named Monique Daley has a site showcasing her award-winning mashed potato creations.