Thanksgiving Day is one of the most loved holidays of the year. It's an age-old tradition dating back to the Plymouth Feast in 1621, depicted above by artist Jean Leon Gerome Ferris from 1899 . It has been celebrated every year as a federal holiday since 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving during the Civil War. Later in 1941, a law was enacted to fix Thanksgiving Day as the fourth Thursday in November.

Earlier this week, on the fourth Tuesday of the month, I polled my GROUNDFLOOR family to learn their favorite Thanksgiving dishes. I've compiled the answers below and included links to recipes in case you need a last minute dish to round out your meal.

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without turkey, right? Ben, our VP of Customer Operations counts fried turkey as his favorite. There's no video evidence, but here's how to deep fry your own turkey according to turkey experts, Butterball.

So maybe not everyone eats meat. Hunter, one of our Developers stands by Tofurkey. "America's Leading Turkey Alternative since 1995" has an entire line of holiday products to make your feast meat-free.

The highlight of the holiday for Arthur, our CMO, is Pork and Chestnut Stuffing. What about the sides? We've got those covered, too. Let's start with the casseroles. For Dee Dee, our Operations Manger it's Green Bean Casserole. And Marcel, our Designer prefers Sweet Potato Casserole - the kind with the marshmallow topping. Brian, our CEO looks forward to cranberry sauce.  I can't call it Thanksgiving without Ms. Faught's Rolls. They're an old family recipe that's been passed down several generations and you'll have to get an invite to Thanksgiving if you want the recipe.

It's not a proper feast without desserts. Anthony, our Senior Developer loves Pumpkin Pie while Glenn who works with our Borrower Services Team claims Apple Pie as his favorite.

Are you wondering what to snack on while you wait for the meal start? Chris, our VP of Software has a solution for you. Try Fritos and Helluva Good French Onion dip - it's a family tradition.

Maybe you don't want to cook at all? Meet Nick, our EVP for Regulatory Affairs, at the neighborhood McDonald's for a Big Mac. He'll tell about what a great deal it is.

While we're enjoying our favorites with those near and dear, we wish the same for you. Happy Thanksgiving from our GROUNDFLOOR family to yours!