Surviving Thanksgiving

While some people stick to tradition on Thanksgiving, others will go beyond the typical turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes meal.

Curious about what ends up on the holiday table, a Twitter user asked for “weird inexplicable retro family recipes” that get served up at this time of the year. Delish took a look at the responses, and the social media site delivered. Maya Kosoff kicked the thread off with what her family calls “seafoam salad,” which is chock full of lime Jell-O, canned pears, cream cheese, and Cool Whip. Jell-O came up often, with another user adding how his family would serve it on a bed of iceberg lettuce along with a side of mayo. Only photos can properly explain the bologna cake.

Twitter Users Share Their Weirdest Thanksgiving Food Traditions

There are some Thanksgiving spread staples that we all know and love: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, etc., etc. Still, each family does their holiday meals a little differently, whether it's adding a secret ingredient to a sauce or a traditional recipe passed down through generations.