In the fall of 1996 (YOLD 3162) some friends of mine and I challenged each other to a eating contest on Thanksgiving Day. The rules were simple: record everything you eat from midnight to midnight on Thanksgiving Day, and I would decide who ate the most. The winner would recieve the Order of the Fizzy Bicarbonate and the accolade of millions. Thus was born the Thanksgiving Day Challenge.
The tradition has continued on into its eighteenth year, changing little since the original contest. One no longer needs to eat the most (although that certainly helps), but rather eat the best in the Spirit of the Thanksgiving Day Challenge. That's a bit hard to define, but when looking at each entry every year, I usually find one that has just a bit something extra.
This year, the winner is Daniel Ramaley, who not only made nearly everything he ate, but also documented it on the intertoobes like all the cool kids are doing: ramaleyeats.tumblr.com. You can see a photo of Dan's award here, under the watchful gaze of Bean, Registrar of Documents, without whom no proclamation of The People's Republic of Ames is official.
In addition, for causing the first rule change to occur in eighteen years of Thanksgiving Day Challenges (which will be known as the "Platt Amendment", The People's Republic of Ames names Greg Platt to the Order of the Rules Keepers. You can see a photo of Greg's award here.
3 slices turkey bacon 1 fried egg with garlic powder 1 liter Japanese tea 1 handful seasoned bread cubes 1 large spoon of mashed potatoes 2 spoonfuls brown sugar & butter syrup 2 cups (approximate volume) French fried onions 1 large mug spiced cider 1 bite dressing Dinner: mug of spiced cider, half of a turkey breast, a mountain of mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, lots of gravy, sweet potatoes... overall a very large pile of food Dessert: a rum & egg nog with a slice of chocolate pie. 2nd Dessert: 1 cup holiday mint M&Ms.
What was offered, starting with breakfast: applesauce spice bread banana bread cherry almond bread apricot hazelnut bread cranberry walnut bread pancakes syrup apple pie jam strawberry mango jam butter sausage patties butter mushrooms shrimp ball chikin in a biskit crackers grape tomatoes pea pods green peppers yellow peppers orange peppers broccoli florets celery sticks carrot sticks smoked Gorgonzola dip ranch dip Pinconning cheese Menage cheese Wildfire blue cheese <- my favorite! Smoked garlic cheddar cheese smoked cheddar spread horseradish cheddar spread pretzels sesame crackers wheat crackers butter crackers mixed nuts deviled eggs brined turkey breast spiral ham mashed potatoes gravy herbed dressing corn cream cheese cookies craisin oatmeal cookies chocolate chip cookies chocolate chip blondies maple bacon cookies pumpkin pie reddi whip peanut butter chocolate swirl cheesecake banana cream fluff raspberry buckle blueberry jam cookies apricot walnut cookies maple bacon cheesecake macaroons sour cream chocolate cookies
2 biscuits with egg 1 biscuit with raspberry jam 2 cup coffee 2 slices sharp cheddar 2 sliced smoked cheddar 1 kosher dill gherkin 6 wrapped pickles 4 sticks celery 4 baby carrots 4 radishes 8 black olives 1 tbsp homemade dip 4 wrapped pickles 3 slices sharp cheddar 3 slices smoked cheddar 6 triscuts 6 sesame wafers 4 dinner rolls 2 Chik'n and gruyere cutlets 1 cup mashed potatoes 1/3 c gravy 1/2 cup corn 1 cup Thug Kitchen stuffing 2 cups coffee 3 slices sharp cheddar 3 slices smoked cheddar 6 triscuits 4 celery sticks 4 baby carrots 4 radishes 8 olives 1 tbsp dip 5 wrapped pickles 3 slices fake turkey 1 cup mashed potatoes 1/3 cup gravy 1 cup stuffing 1/2 cup corn 1 dinner roll 4 baby carrots 4 celery sticks 4 radishes 6 black olives 1/6 apple pie w/ homemade whipped cream 1/8 pumpkin pie w/ homemade whipped cream 3 cups lemon ginger tea 1/6 apple pie w/ homemade whipped cream 1/8 pumpkin pie w/ homemade whipped cream
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