Thanksgiving Bash 2015: Garden Commons

What’s better than one Thanksgiving Dinner?

Two Thanksgiving Dinners? Keep going…

How about three!?


This year, Miami University Dining Services is doing things a little differently than in years past. Traditionally, we have one Thanksgiving meal, reserved for Harris Dining Center. While many students have gravitated to the event in the past, excited for the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with their Miami Family, we wanted to expand the Thanksgiving celebrations to the two other dining locations and expose students to some different flavors from the greatest of all food holidays. So, this year, we are throwing a full Thanksgiving Bash! Three Thanksgiving Dinners over three days with three different delicious Thanksgiving menus!

The first dinner is at Garden Commons on Nov. 17th, which will feature a “Southern Thanksgiving Feast” with a menu to fit. That still means turkey, ham (cola ham), whipped potatoes and pumpkin pie, but will also include some more unique southern dishes, like the Southern Style Sweet Potato Pie, Shrimp and Grits and a dish called “Hoppin’ John” (a peas and rice dish). Whether this dinner introduces you to something a little new or reminds you of home, we can’t wait to see you on Nov. 17th at Garden Commons!

To get your taste buds salivating, check out the Nov. 17th menu below and check here later for the menus of the other two Thanksgiving Dinners!

Garden Commons Menu

Items with an asterisk* are vegan


  • Fried Okra with Creole Aioli
  • Shrimp and Grits


  • Chicken Corn Chowder
  • *Carrot Coconut Soup

Main Meal

  • Sliced Roasted Turkey
  • Cola Ham
  • *Pecan Crusted Tofu Cutlet
  • Whipped Potatoes
  • Vegetarian Gravy
  • Vegetarian Bread Dressing
  • Cornbread Casserole
  • Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Cajun Rice Dressing
  • Hoppin’ John
  • Collard Greens
  • *Steamed Haricot Vert
  • Fresh Cranberry Salad

Breads and Desserts

  • Parkerhouse Roll with Honey Butter
  • Cornbread
  • Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Bourbon Vanilla Anglaise
  • *Cranberry Walnut Bread
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Peach Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Southern Style Sweet Potato Pie
  • Pumpkin Roll

Western Dining Commons will host Nov. 18th. Harris Dining Center will bring the Thanksgiving festivities to a close on Nov. 19th.


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