Botan Beliefs: Students share Thanksgiving traditions

Abby Botan
Entertainment Columnist

Gently loosening the skin covering creates an opportunity to boost flavor by slipping in fresh herbs such as sage and thyme. (c) 1999, Bob Fila, Chicago Tribune, Distributed by McClatchy/Tribune Information Services. Photo Credit: Bob Fila/Chicago Tribune/MCT

Gently loosening the skin covering creates an opportunity to boost flavor by slipping in fresh herbs such as sage and thyme. (c) 1999, Bob Fila, Chicago Tribune, Distributed by McClatchy/Tribune Information Services. Photo Credit: Bob Fila/Chicago Tribune/MCT

As Thanksgiving approaches, many are excited, but for what?

The holiday revolves around a lot of important factors: family, fun and – of course – the food.

Thanksgiving is seen as a family oriented holiday that involves a lot of food, but the way Thanksgiving is celebrated depends on the house that’s visited or the family.

Brooklyn Childs, junior, and her family go over to her aunt’s residence and eat before going Black Friday shopping the next day.

“All of my family in St. Louis meets up together and spends an entire day together,” Childs said. “My grandma always cooks the turkey; my aunts and my mom do the rest.”

Patrick Schranck, junior, had a very different take on Thanksgiving.

“The way I celebrate Thanksgiving is the pretty typical. We usually have the traditional dinner with some family and friends, and we share what we’re thankful for,” Schrank said.

Unlike Childs who plans on having a fairly big Thanksgiving with family, Schrank plans on celebrating the holiday with his mother.

Both said they’d be having the typical Thanksgiving turkey.

Thanksgiving for vegetarians is definitely expected to be different meal wise.

Maddelyn Whaley, junior, vegetarian, said Thanksgiving isn’t that different for her as it would be a meat eater.

“I just avoid all meats,” Whaley said about her meal. “I might not get as much as everyone else, but at least I have more room for pumpkin pie.

Whaley said she knows a lot of recipe alternatives, but she doesn’t want her family to go out of their way on such a busy holiday. Plus, she’s a bit lazy to do it herself.

It’s always nice to sit around on Thanksgiving Day, accompanied by good people and think of how lucky one is to have things other may not.

Try that this year.

 



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