Thanksgiving
Students Have a Wide Variety of Favorite Thanksgiving Foods

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by Aly Riggs

Thanksgiving is always the fourth Thursday of November. This year it falls on November, 24th. Thanksgiving originated as a harvest festival and was first celebrated by the pilgrims.  Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for many different things like people, food, activities, games, time, or literally anything. The traditional Thanksgiving usually involves a large family meal that everyone enjoys. Every culture or family celebrates with different types of food so there is no given meal plan that you must follow.

“My grandmother used to make this delicious and amazing apple pie, so ever since she passed away we have made it to honor her,” said senior Clay Barndollar. Thanksgiving is also a time to celebrate you and your family and what you have done for each other. Many families gather together to show how thankful they are for each other. Baking various pies are part of the Thanksgiving tradition as well.

“Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Every year me and my mom make a pumpkin pie. We go to the store and buy all of the ingredients that we need. We have been making this recipe forever so we always know what we need. Pumpkin pie is my favorite Thanksgiving dish because of all the memories it gives me. It also gives me time to spend with my mom and family because we are all in the kitchen preparing for our Thanksgiving dinner,” said senior Claire Kotchenreuther. Thanksgiving gives you time to bond with your family and be thankful for the time that you have with them.

Some people have a favorite dessert and others have a favorite dish. “My favorite Thanksgiving dish is not just one. I like ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, and rolls. I can’t pick my favorite because they are all so delicious. My grandma makes the best food ever and it is always so good,” said senior Maddie Laquey. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for anything you want and what you have.