Thanksgiving Bash 2015: Western Dining Commons

One Thanksgiving dinner just wasn’t enough, so we went and made it three straight days of Thanksgiving dinners!

Garden Commons will kickoff the festivities on Nov. 17th with a “Southern Thanksgiving Feast”, but you already know what that will entail. The second Thanksgiving dinner, on Nov. 18th at Western Dining Commons, is what we are referring to as “Traditional with a Twist” as this dinner will feature Thanksgiving classics with the widest variety of vegan and vegetarian options!

Classics like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato casserole and stuffing will be available as vegan options, as well as the more unique dishes like our pumpkin chili with black beans and garbanzo beans or the carrot, coconut and ginger soup.

We know. Mac & cheese without cheese? Well, it is possible and, frankly, it’s delicious. These are vegan options that will surprise people and are definitely worth the visit to Western on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.!

To get your taste buds salivating, check out the Nov. 18th menu below and check here later for the menu of the third and final Thanksgiving dinner!

Western Dining Commons Menu

Items with an asterisk* are vegan

Appetizers (served in coffee nook)

  • Spinach Artichoke Dip with Pita Chips and Tortilla Chips
  • Cranberry Raisin Apple, Pecan Chicken Salad Phyllo Cups

International Station

  • Sliced Seasoned Roasted Turkey
  • Carved Ginger Snap Crusted Ham
  • *Macaroni and “Cheeze”
  • *Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • *Gravy
  • *Brussel Sprouts with Garlic and Lemon
  • Broccoli Cheese Casserole
  • *Stuffing with Apple, Cranberry and Herb
  • *Sweet Potato Casserole
  • *Fresh Cranberry Relish
  • Pasta with Pumpkin, Brown Butter and Sage
  • *Carrot, Coconut and Ginger Soup
  • *Pumpkin Chili with Black Beans and Garbanzo Beans

Grill and Roast

  • Sliced Roasted Turkey
  • *Macaroni and “Cheeze”
  • *Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • *Gravy
  • Broccoli Cheese Casserole
  • *Green Beans with Orange and Almond
  • *Stuffing with Apple, Cranberry and Herb
  • *Sweet Potato Casserole
  • *Fresh Cranberry Relish
  • *Carrot, Coconut and Ginger Soup

Allergen Friendly Station

  • Carved Roast Turkey
  • *GF Macaroni and “Cheeze”
  • *Roasted Sweet Potato Halves
  • *Roasted Acorn Squash
  • *Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
  • *Broccoli Spears with “Cheeze” sauce
  • Chicken breast
  • *GF Pasta
  • *Marinara Sauce
  • *Sautéed/Caramelized Fruits with *Coconut Milk Ice Cream
  • *Fresh Cranberry Sauce
  • *Kale Salad with Apples and Cranberries
  • *Quinoa Salad with Mushrooms
  • *Quinoa Chickpea Tabbouleh
  • *Tuscan Bean Salad
  • *Gingered Pears
  • *Spiced Peaches
  • *Fruit Bar

Breads and Desserts

  • Potato Rolls
  • *Multi Grain Dinner Rolls
  • Cornbread
  • *Pumpkin Bread
  • Pumpkin Roll
  • *Carrot Pecan Cake
  • Pumpkin Pecan Pie
  • Caramel Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

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