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Thanksgiving favorite sides

November 11, 2016

The holidays are quickly approaching and the student body of Monmouth college is tangibly becoming anxious to catch a much needed break from school.

Some students are looking forward to cuddling up with their favorite pets, and catching up with friends apart fr om the college setting. Personally, I am looking forward to sleeping in, and catching up on my latest Netflix binge.

However, one thing I’m sure every college student can agree on is the excitement for home-cooked meals. Everyone is looking forward to a Stockdale free Thanksgiving and winter break, but in light of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday I wanted to know what part of the feast students were looking forward to most.

I asked numerous students what holiday dishes they are dreaming about scoffing down this season. Not surprisingly, I found that 9 of the 10 students I asked stated, rather than looking forward to turkey/ham they were looking forward to side dishes such as: mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, casseroles (various vegetable types), and different versions of sweet potatoes.

The most commonly desired side dish response I found are casseroles, senior Savannah Reno stated, “I’m so excited to eat my weight in green bean casserole…and then some more.”

Something I found surprising was that only one of the students I interviewed, like senior Gianna Miceli, mentioned that they were more excited about desserts, as opposed to the traditional main dishes of the holiday.

Personally, my favorite casserole is broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower, with cheese and Ritz crackers.Then my own creation of a side, that I love the most, is mixing my mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, and bits of ham and eating it all together.

I hope everyone enjoys their family traditions, food, and bonding this holiday season and returns to campus full of turkey and good spirits.

Haley Thompson
Contributing Writer

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