The family Thanksgiving spread is generally filled with dishes, that for better or worse, only show up on our plates one time a year.  Many of these Thanksgiving traditional dishes you'll only find in certain parts of the country.  North Dakota is no exception.  Many of these dishes may not be exclusive to our region or state, but for me, they've been Thanksgiving essentials whether I like them or not.  No doubt your family has your own Thanksgiving traditions and must-have additions to your meal. All of our readers would love you to share in the comments.

So, let's look at some of our state's mainstays!

 

So there's a few of our North Dakota Thanksgiving essentials.

Yes, I didn't include political arguments or lutefisk. Because NOBODY wants either of them at the table.

So what turkey day traditions always come back to haunt/feed your family?