The second annual thanksgiving dinner (ie, more food than you can fit in one room, litterally) will be held the saturday before thanksgiving. All members of the slugfest community invited, including but not limited to: current residents, past residents, future residents, if you can get here, and people who don't mind doing dishes.
Thanksgiving Dinner, Saturday November 19, 5:00 PM
The current menu for this year's Thanksgiving Feed along with chefs:
|Deep Fried Turkey||James, Eric, Fish|
|Mashed Potatoes||Jenn (+..?)|
|Boiled Potatoes for Eric|
|Pie|| Gina--apple, apple/strawberry, apple/cranberry |
Alison--shoofly, 2 pumpkin.
Liz!--chocolate and lemon meringue
|Fresh Bread||Amy + ...? I'll make it the night before or wicked early that morning, if people are okay with that?|
|Biscuits (w/ gravy?)|
|Carmelized Pearl Onions||Andrew (really easy to make, taste very good.)|
If you're interested in cooking, or seeing something on the menu, feel free to volunteer yourself, or contact James.
We also need people to help:
|Buy food|| Edwin Chen|
|Set up||Stepka—turkey carving (yes, I actually know how, and was the only one who knew how last year, but I'm willing to teach people)|
|Clean up|| Stepka—dishes|
The tradition of giving thanks for the fruit of the harvest (and eating in good company to celebrate it) comes from the time of the first settlers to America. The first celebration, according to the Wikipedia Thanksgiving article, was in 1578.
James Houghton says:
I expect the long journey from England had left them quite hungry. As I hail from England myself, I understand. The tradition of Frying Turkey's at thanksgiving, however, I have no idea about. Its something that my family always used to do, and was a great opportunity for neighbors to get together and have a good time. In Texas, this time of year, it is just the right temperature outside to sit around a hot turkey fryer and drink cold beer. So, for as long as i can remember, the night before thanksgiving, there would always be a gathering of neighbors, the men and boys in the garage or on the back porch, the womenfolk in the kitchen, and we'd fry 6-8 turkeys, and eat them the next day. well, most of them. Sorta like the 21st century equivalent to a barn raising, except without the square dancing afterwards. And not half as much work. The tradition of frying turkeys for thanksgiving on Fourth East started last year. Last year's feast was an great success, featuring massive ammounts of food, lots of crusty alums, and much general revelry.
With Fourth East
Twas the Saturday before thanksgiving and all through the hall The Slugs were each cooking - and having a ball. The Table was laden with all sorts of pies, And Sparkling Cider made sparkling eyes, The kitchen was busy, with peas on the hob And carrots, and cobbler, and corn on the cob With bread from the oven, Homemade of course, And green beans to go with the cranberry sauce Potatoes there were, sweet, mashed, even roasted Baked apples, and stuffing (just perfectly toasted) And maybe – if lucky, some fresh lemonade To glitter and garnish the grand food parade And, of course, the turkeys – like ducks in a row Fried one at a time, outside in the snow. So juicy, so moist and so tenderly basted To each be carved up, not a single bite wasted. So join with slug brothers and slug sisters all For a family meal on EC’s greatest hall. 19th of November, 7 o’clock, or around It’s Thanksgiving Dinner in Goodale lounge!