Thanksgiving (Mad Dog Style)

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Thanksgiving Mad Dog style

Thanksgiving Mad Dog style

Almost unbelievably, it’s time for Thanksgiving again. It’s difficult to believe this feast is just around the corner. It’s really the sort of holiday we can easily get behind with all the food, family, and football happening across the country. And this year, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving Mad Dog style.

Thanksgiving Traditions

There are a lot of different Thanksgiving traditions spread throughout the country, and every home celebrates it differently. But, there are a few traditions that just about everyone gets behind.

• Turkey – We tend to think about turkey before any other food at the Thanksgiving table. But, even though turkey may have been served at the first (or, at least, early) Thanksgiving dinner, it wasn’t likely to be the highlight of the meal. There would have been a lot more in the way of seafood, including eels. As for the president pardoning a turkey every year, Kennedy was the first to release a bird from the fate of the feast. However, George H.W. Bush was the first president to issue an official pardon.

• Parade – Thanksgiving and Macy’s go hand in hand and have done since 1924. But, the giant balloons didn’t make the grade until a few years later. And no, Mickey Mouse wasn’t the first either. That honor goes to Felix the Cat who appeared in 1927; Mickey only hit the scene 7 years later. But let’s be honest, however strange it is to have a parade at the end of November, we’d have a difficult time living without it.

• Football – Even if you’re one of the many that order their Thanksgiving dinners ahead of time from local restaurants, we know you watch football. It’s that simple. You might not actually be able to call it Thanksgiving without football right? Except, it wasn’t always this way. Until 1934, the sport and the feast had nothing to do with each other. This tradition was born when the Portsmouth Spartans moved to Detroit, and they just didn’t have the fan base needed. Yes, the first Thanksgiving football game was just a publicity stunt.

Celebrating Thanksgiving with a Mad Dog Twist

Thanksgiving is a classic American holiday and Mad Dog is a classic American hot sauce. We think the two fall together easily. After all, Mad Dog hot sauces go perfectly with turkey… or eels, if you’re so inclined. (However, we’re bigger fans of adding Mad Dog to crab cakes, oysters, and lobsters – if you’re inclined to add seafood to your feast.)

And, if you start your Thanksgiving off with a Mad Dog breakfast, you might just be able to make it through that parade without taking a nap. (Yes, we know you want to watch it, but you were up all night prepping your Thanksgiving sides.)

But, let’s be honest; it’s almost impossible to watch football without a few game day snacks… even if you’ve just gorged yourself on turkey and especially if you’re still waiting for that meal when the game comes on. And, we’ve got the very best recipes for watching the game. Seriously. And, this Thanksgiving we’d like to recommend this array:

Maddeningly Hot Deviled Eggs
Mad Dog Zesty Chicken and Bacon Bites
Mad Dog Stuffed Mushrooms
Mad Dog’s Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels
Mad Dog Green Amigo Killer Guacamole
Mad Dog’s Crazy White Bean Dip
Mad Dog’s Fiery Chocolate Cupcakes
Mad Dog Chocolate Chili Cookies

And, if you’re looking for more ideas, why not take a look at our recipe blog? Our recipes are more than fiery hot; they’re super delicious and created with Mad Dog fans in mind. Yum!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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