Revisiting Thanksgiving Bash (2016)

Thanksgiving is the granddaddy of all food holidays, so it only made sense to celebrate with four Thanksgiving dinners over four days!

We hit the oven and prepared four different menus to give students an opportunity to celebrate “Friendsgiving” with their Miami family before the official Thanksgiving day at home.

The festivities began on November 14 at Martin Dining Center with Harris Dining Center, Garden Commons and Western Dining Commons hosting their Thanksgiving meals in the following days, respectively. Turkey and ham were aplenty, but were only part of the varied menus available!

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Martin Dining Center

November 14, 2016 – Martin Dining Center

Martin Dining Center hosted the first of the four Thanksgiving Bash dinners. Martin served up a traditional Thanksgiving meal with classics like roasted turkey, green bean casserole, ham, mashed potatoes, and roasted acorn squash. The menu also featured hominy salad (noolintia ahsalata) and hominy chowder (noolintia). Both hominy recipes were provided by the Native American Student Association (N.A.S.A.).

Harris Dining Center

November 15, 2016 – Harris Dining Center

The second Thanksgiving Bash dinner was hosted at Harris Dining Center. The menu was a traditional midwestern-style Thanksgiving meal with turkey, ham, mashed potatoes. macaroni & cheese, and other holiday classics. Pumpkin roll, cherry apple crisp, and a variety of tasty sweets were available for dessert.

Garden Commons

November 16, 2016 – Garden Commons

Garden Commons was the third Thanksgiving Bash dinner of the week, but offered a different take on the standard Thanksgiving meal. Featuring items like Hoppin’ John, cajun rice dressing, sweet potato pie, and coca cola glazed ham, the menu offered a southern-flair to the midwestern Thanksgiving meal, much to the enjoyment of our guests!

Western Dining Commons

November 17, 2016 – Western Dining Commons

Our fourth and final Thanksgiving Bash dinner offered a twist on “turkey day” with a menu loaded with vegan/vegetarian options for those with special diets. Turkey, ham, and other classics were still available, along with apple dumplings, pumpkin rolls, and, of course, pumpkin pie.

Thank you for joining us at our Thanksgiving Bash dinners! We are thankful for all of you and hope you enjoyed celebrating Thanksgiving with us!

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