Thanksgiving Feed

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Slugfest loves food. Slugfest loves celebrating food. Thanksgiving celebrates food. Slugfest loves Thanksgiving.

For the past few years, 4e has had a huge Thanksgiving feed. The Thanksgiving feed is our biggest feed of the year and we spend considerable amounts of all funds and GRT funds on it to get as much food in one room as humanly possible.


For more information about particular Thanksgiving Feeds or to sign up to help for the upcoming one, see the links below.

History

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 say:

    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.

Poetry

Thanksgiving Dinner
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!