When people think of Thanksgiving, the first thing that comes to mind is food. Roasted turkeys with stuffing and sides are the center piece of this holiday, and there are always leftovers as everyone walks away from the table to slip into their food comas. For days after the feast, adults are trying different dishes and recipes in hopes of ridding the fridge of the meal’s remains.
“We had leftovers of everything; ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce,” senior Nicole Vaynberg said. “It was awesome. We [had] another Thanksgiving with everything on the table.”
Some students look forward to leftovers, hoping to enjoy their favorite dish time and time again.
“We just eat [our leftovers], and our pets get [them too],” sophomore Sophie Ogg said. “[My favorite] are the sweet potatoes.”
But not everyone’s Thanksgiving consists of turkey and stuffing.
“My parents and me made tamales with family [for Thanksgiving],” senior Marissa Vargas said. ” We have ten dozen left over, [which] we give our neighbors.”
To some, Thanksgiving is not about the food as much as the people around them.
“We usually [just] hold a small party between close friends,” freshmen Kim Nguyen said. “[We] just have a small dinner.”