November 17, 2006

Thanksgiving by the Numbers

Are you ready? According to our recent poll, more than half of the households surveyed are already preparing for Thanksgiving dinner. Someone is putting together a menu and a shopping list and digging out equipment such as roasting pans and turkey basters. Another 25% of the respondents will be busy getting it together this weekend. Fewer than 25% of the people who took the survey said they either leave the planning to someone else or intend to eat Thanksgiving dinner out.

Even if you’ve left your Thanksgiving cooking plans to the last minute, there’s no need to panic. Take Control of Thanksgiving Dinner ($10, Take Control Electronic Publishing) is available as an instant download in easy-to-read PDF format. It includes shopping lists, schedules, and recipes for all the basic dishes. There’s even a section how to whip up a feast at the eleventh hour.

Are you packed? A Thanksgiving travel survey conducted by found that 39% of respondents will be on the road this Thanksgiving, though for the majority this involves only a short car trip. The Thanksgiving dish people look forward to the most at the end of their travels? Thirty-two percent said it’s the stuffing.

Are you hungry? A poll on favorite Thanksgiving foods at finds mashed potatoes and gravy nosing out turkey as the top Thanksgiving food. In both the Trip Advisor and surveys, pumpkin pie led apple by a large margin.

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