Thanksgiving at SAGE is a pretty special time of year. The company potluck is definitely the highlight of November (maybe the year!). Three kinds of mashed potatoes? A whole table of pies and cakes? Yes, please!
In fact, we had so much fun that we just had to share some of the Thanksgiving spirit. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions, foods, and things we are thankful for this year at SAGE. We hope it will help you look forward to a happy Thanksgiving too (even if you only get one kind of mashed potatoes)!
1. What’s your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?
“My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! I watched it with my sisters every year when we were kids. We even went to New York once to see it live. I still watch it while cooking or getting ready in the morning, and we’ll call each other or text back and forth during the breaks.” – Rebecca Henderson, Marketing & Advertising Supervisor
“Being with family and taking a step back to enjoy life.” – Jansen Manfredini, Marketing Manager
“My favorite thanksgiving tradition is going around the table and having each person say what they are thankful for. I have a big family, so it can sometimes take a while, but it brings us together and gives everyone, young and old, a chance to be heard.”
– Lafonso Brown, Videographer
“My favorite Thanksgiving tradition as a kid was raking leaves because we got to jump in them when we were done. My parents were clever. We were not.” – Tara Mibus, Marketing Communications Coordinator
“Every Thanksgiving our whole family joins hands and forms a circle as we share what we are thankful for before we have our Thanksgiving meal.” – Brittany Baum, Graphic Designer
“Spending time with family eating and watching the Cowboys play.” – Teri Cragle, Supplier Sales Manager
“Watching the Cowboys on a full stomach of course! I also highly enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers.” –Ryan Hanchey, Distributor Sales Manager
“Watching the Cowboy game with family. Two of the best things about Thanksgiving, all rolled into one!” – Blake Bozeman, Director of Sales
“Cramming as many of my siblings and their families as possible into my dad and step-mom’s house for the weekend. 10-16 people under one roof can be a little overwhelming at times, but always worth it in the end.” – Dana Floyd, Director of Information Services
“Family time! I love getting together with the family – overeating, going outside for a family walk, watching football, playing games!” – Terri Sparkman, Sr. Lead Account Executive
2. What’s your favorite dish or recipe?
“I love dressing (or ‘stuffing’ for you Northerners). My mom’s recipe is the best you’ll ever have.”
– Rebecca Henderson, Marketing & Advertising Supervisor
“Oh man, this is a hard one, but it’s a close tie between turkey and dressing and sweet potato casserole!” – Jansen Manfredini, Marketing Manager
“Hands down my grandma’s dressing is the best thing I eat every Thanksgiving. She makes this special gravy to go with it…I don’t even have words for how good it is.”
– Lafonso Brown, Videographer
“It’s a tie between my grandmother’s stuffing and my aunt’s corn casserole.” – Brittany Baum, Graphic Designer
“Pumpkin pie.” – Teri Cragle, Supplier Sales Manager
“Fried turkey, but stuffing is a very close second.” –Ryan Hanchey, Distributor Sales Manager
“The traditional Thanksgiving dish would probably be broccoli-cheese casserole. But what I look forward to most is my step-mom’s chicken salad. She knows how much we love it and makes it to eat the rest of the weekend when we’re not eating Thanksgiving dinner.” – Dana Floyd, Director of Information Services
“If you’re like me and struggle in the kitchen, there’s one recipe I got from my aunt that’s foolproof – and delicious. Haystacks are salty/sweet combos that go fast in my family. All you have to do is melt butterscotch chips and peanut butter together and stir in chow mein noodles. Drop them by the forkful onto wax paper and let them cool and you’re done!” – Hayley Salyer, Marketing Communications Coordinator
“Gravy! You can put it on EVERYTHING!” – Blake Bozeman, Director of Sales
“New favorite recipe – I just made these for all of my neighbors to let them know how thankful we are for them! Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins – All in mixing bowl: 3 cups sugar, 3½ cups flour, 2 tsp baking soda, 1½ tsp salt, 1 tsp nutmeg, 3 tsp, cinnamon, 1 cup veg oil, 4 eggs, 2/3 cup water, 1 sm can pumpkin, ½ bag chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes. Makes about 3 ½ dozen.”
– Terri Sparkman, Sr. Lead Account Executive
3. What are you thankful for this year?
“I’m thankful for everyone in my life! I have amazing friends, two loving families, a fiancé who makes me laugh every day, and the best cat in the world – what more could I ask for?” – Rebecca Henderson, Marketing & Advertising Supervisor
“I’m so thankful for my family, friends, and good health. I’m especially thankful for my husband and our first Thanksgiving together as a married couple!” – Jansen Manfredini, Marketing Manager
“I’m thankful for my family. It’s nice knowing that so many people have my back.” – Lafonso Brown, Videographer
“My new little turkey (Drew)…a healthy baby boy who will be 11 months old. =)” – Terri Sparkman, Sr. Lead Account Executive
“I’m thankful for good health, close family, new friends, and that elections are over!” – Tara Mibus, Marketing Communications Coordinator
“Family and friends.” – Brittany Baum, Graphic Designer
“Good health.” – Ryan Hanchey, Distributor Sales Manager
“All my loved ones.” – Dana Floyd, Director of Information Services
“Family. Even my work family. =)” – Blake Bozeman, Director of Sales
Happy Thanksgiving from SAGE!