Aaron Rodgers on Thanksgiving: 'My favorite dish is definitely pumpkin pie'

Aaron Rodgers on Thanksgiving: 'My favorite dish is definitely pumpkin pie'

By Stephanie Graham & WTMJ News Team. CREATED Nov 22, 2011 - UPDATED: Nov 22, 2011

It's time for our exclusive one-on-one interview with Aaron Rodgers.  It's Tuesday, that means fans get to 'Ask Aaron' questions.  This week we begin with what Aaron will be up to after the game on Thanksgiving.

Al: "Hi Aaron it's Al. I really love Thanksgiving for football and food.  I was wondering if you have any special plans, and if you have a favorite dish?"

Aaron Rodgers: "Yeah, we're gettin together, a few of us teammates are getting together.  My favorite dish is definitely pumpkin pie, when it's done right I don't think there's any desserts that can rival it."

Natalie: "Hi Aaron, my name is Natalie, and I'm in 3rd grade.  I live in Menomonee Falls Wisconsin.  My question for you is who is your closest friend on the Packers?  I also wanted you to know how proud we are of you and the team.  Thanks, and 'Go Pack Go!'"
Aaron Rodgers:  "Alright. Thank you. I have a lot of close friends on the team. I probably spend the most time off the field with Brett Goode and AJ Hawk, but Matt Flynn and Graham Harrell are two of my best buddies on the team, I spend every day with them."

Colin: "Hey Aaron, what's your favorite way to have your eggs cooked up?"
Aaron Rodgers: "My favorite way is kinda how my dad grew us up, having eggs over easy on toast.  Not much better than that, eating the toast and the egg, when it's real runny at the same time, had it this morning actually."

Ian: "Hey Aaron, my name is Ian, and this is my little girl Lila, and we are both from Wisconsin, and we were just wondering you being a California boy, what your least favorite part about winter in Wisconsin is?"
Aaron Rodgers: "A couple times I've been driving on backroads home, and one time in particular, it's a blizzard, going about 30 milies an hour, but there's no way I'm pumpin the brakes here, and my lights finally catch 2 deer, one on either side of the road, and I just went through 'em, just hopin they wouldn't move!"

Wayne Larrivee shows Aaron Rodgers a picture: "This is Bentley Hamilton from Oak Creek, Wisconsin." It says, "I'm only 2 months old, but my parents and grandparents think I'll be a quarterback someday because I have long fingers.  Aaron, are long fingers and hands, hands that are larger than average, are they good for a quarterback?"

Aaron Rodgers: "I think they're important in the cold weather, cuz as the ball gets slicker, having that grip strength and big hands definitely helps out, so I thank the good Lord and my dad for passing those on to me."