We eat just like you do on Thanksgiving … turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce. But there are a few essentials to our feast that you may not recognize … Grandma Hansen’s Cinnamon Candied Apples. Little candy/nut cups. Creamed Corn. Wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without them.
One Thanksgiving, to keep things lively, we played a game of FAMILY FEUD (except we call it FAMILY FOOD) to celebrate our family food traditions.
I’m sure you could play, too, but you’d have to be in our family to know our answers. Here’s how to organize your own FAMILY FOOD game:
Think of questions related to your family food traditions. Here are a few we came up with:
- Name an essential food item at a Losee family Thanksgiving feast.
- Name food items you’re sure to find at Ferril & Dona’s house on Christmas Eve.
- What favorite family recipes came from great-grandma, Edna Hansen?
Each question should have 4-8 answers. In order to determine what the “survey says,” we asked the questions in our family Facebook group in advance so cousins could chip in and share memories. The most memorable answers receive the highest ranking (most points) in the FAMILY FOOD game.
Google can point you to many Family Feud templates. There is a lovely (free) Family Feud Power Point template online, thanks to Rusnak Creative. This template comes complete with game-show music and instructions. Download and customize the game with questions/answers for your family game-show. The download includes game instructions, just in case you’re not familiar with this old classic. We cast our game onto a big TV screen so everyone could feel like they were a real contestant at our Thanksgiving gathering.
We are so thankful for our ancestors. Bon appetit!
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