With the dozens and dozens of sides to choose from as Thanksgiving approaches, leave it to Illinois to be middle of the country, boring and predictable. Thrillist

With Thanksgiving coming soon, do you know who is bringing what? For the first time in my life, I am the "turkey" guy this year. It's not like anyone assigned it to me, it's kinda a bucket list thing that I agreed to take on. I am having this constant nightmare since I said yes to doing this...Christmas Vacation. The knife goes in and the puff of smoke, "save the neck for me Clark." I'm pretty sure I got this, but will for sure give it a trial run ahead of time.

But what about the sides, people. Sweet potatoes, the canned cranberries, random veggies and mac n cheese is also a good one. What direction are you going? Being from Illinois, you will for sure need mashed potatoes. After all, that is our states favorite Thanksgiving side. Mashed potatoes are a favorite side in 10 of 50 states across the country. Do we lack originality or does this country just love it's mashed spuds?

The Thanksgiving sides data was collected by the usage of Google. What are people looking up, researching, etc...Seriously if you need help making mashed potatoes.

Here are some other states and their favorite sides:

Utah: Rolls

Ohio: Green bean casserole

Indiana: Deviled eggs

Arkansas: White gravy (huh?)

Iowa: Corn

Kansas: Cream corn

Kentucky: Broccoli casserole

Wyoming: Brown gravy

What the heck is "white gravy?"  I mean I guess I've had it, I think? It goes with OUR mashed potatoes, or something.

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