Not just turkey: KXAN team shares favorite Thanksgiving food


STAMFORD, CT – NOVEMBER 24: A Guatemalan immigrant carves the Thanksgiving turkey on November 24, 2016 in Stamford, Connecticut. Family and friends, some of them U.S. citizens, others on work visas and some undocumented immigrants came together in an apartment to celebrate the American holiday with turkey and Latin American dishes. They expressed concern with […]

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Stuffing? Pie? Mashed potatoes? Everyone has a Thanksgiving favorite, and the KXAN team is no exception. Find out what your favorite anchors’ and reporters’ favorite part of the Turkey Day meal are below.

David Yeomans, meteorologist

ROLLS. Man, I love them. “Sister Schubert’s” brand are small, moist and buttery. The perfect size to have 5+ of them with your meal.

Robert Hadlock, anchor

Prime Rib — I rarely get it because turkey wins the day. 

Roger Wallace, sports anchor

My wife’s cream corn, because it’s my wife’s!

Sydney Benter, anchor

Sweet potato casserole. It’s sweet potatoes smothered in butter, topped with brown sugar. It’s essentially a dessert masquerading as part of the main course and it’s delicious! 

Chris Davis, reporter

Cheeseballs, like the kind you spread on crackers. This is a fairly new tradition for my family, but I love it. My brother makes them every year, and it’s just so much of what I love about the holidays. They
gather everyone around one place where we can talk and share while we’re all working on the meal together. Or at least pretending to while my mom selflessly makes all the classics. Also it’s cheese.

Sally Hernandez, anchor

Mashed potatoes … because I love all carbs!

Erin Cargile, investigative reporter

My mom’s mashed potatoes! One bite and you’ll understand why. The garlic, the butter and the cream — oh my. 

Amanda Dugan, anchor and traffic reporter

I grew up eating mostly Italian food on Thanksgiving, so my favorite Thanksgiving dish is non-traditional: homemade raviolis. 

Candy Rodriguez, reporter

Broccoli Rice Casserole

John Dabkovich, anchor

Stuffing. Carbs! It’s bread, broth and seasoning. You can’t go wrong. 

Natalie Ferrari, meteorologist

Aside from the true star of the show, turkey…I’m crazy about a heaping side of mashed potatoes and gravy! The combination really assures that the nap to follow will be glorious.

Jody Barr, investigative reporter

The turkey, the next day. See, you have to get yourself some white bread and Duke’s mayo — this only works with Duke’s. You take strips of the breast and cover both slices of bread with Duke’s. It’ll change your life.

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