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Turkey Time!

Find out why CB thinks Thanksgiving is the best holiday of year. One of the more delicious holidays of the season is just a couple days away and the Talon went to find out how our fellow Falcons are planning to spend their Thanksgiving vacation. There are many Thanksgiving traditions like watching football with the […]

Find out why CB thinks Thanksgiving is the best holiday of year.

One of the more delicious holidays of the season is just a couple days away and the Talon went to find out how our fellow Falcons are planning to spend their Thanksgiving vacation.

There are many Thanksgiving traditions like watching football with the family or perhaps even running for a cause in the annual Run To Feed The Hungry, but for many people, Thanksgiving is all about the food.

“[It’s] the only time of the year that you can actually pig out and have a huge feast for dinner,” explains Christian Brothers senior Neena Lynton (’14).

For Neena, a traditional Thanksgiving meal consists of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mac and cheese, and her uncle’s sweet potato pie made with marshmallows.

Along with eating an unreasonable amount of food, Neena’s holiday plans also include driving down to LA to surprise her mom’s side of the family, who she does not get to see very often.

“I love being with my family,” she states, adding that she doesn’t usually have a whole lot of time to visit them during the rest of the year.

Other CB students take advantage of the Thanksgiving break to visit with family, including Elena Groen (’14).

This year, Elena is flying to New York City to meet up with the rest of her family who is flying in from places as far away as Switzerland.

As it is for most, Elena’s favorite part about the holiday involves the food. “I love mashed potatoes” she excitingly explains, not forgetting to add “and the family [too].”

Though Elena’s meal is traditional for the most part, there is one component that makes it quite unique: sushi.

“My grandma is Japanese so we always have a plate of sushi,” she explains.

Elena is not the only one whose meal is somewhat unconventional according to traditional Thanksgiving standards.

For longtime vegetarian Hannah Ahern (’14), the traditional turkey dinner is not exactly an option, so her and her family, who are mostly all vegetarians as well, take a different approach.

“[Our] Thanksgiving dinner is a veggie roast,” she states, explaining that a veggie roast is basically a vegetarian turkey substitute.

While several CB students have vacations planned, there are those like CB senior Kayla Thompson (’14)  who love the idea of doing absolutely nothing during the break.

“[I plan] on just staying home and relaxing,” she explains, though she is looking forward to eating some turkey with cranberry sauce, one of her favorite meals. “I can go crazy on that,” she jokingly admits.

From the delicious food to spending quality time with family, it is no wonder why Thanksgiving is some people’s favorite time of year.

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