All across the nation, college students are looking forward to Thanksgiving Break (i.e. free laundry service, home cooked meals and the ability to sleep in). Juniata students share the unique/weird things that will be at their Thanksgiving table:
Corby Hess ’13, Huntingdon, Pa.:
The weirdest thing I’ve eaten at Thanksgiving dinner is frozen corn. It’s actually not weird, but I hate frozen corn. I think it has a horrible taste. Also, I can’t stand eating pickled beets or eggs.
Melissa King ’13, Newtown, Conn..:
I dislike everything, almost! I really hate Thanksgiving food. I don’t like turkey, but I make myself eat it to fit in at the Thanksgiving table. I definitely won’t eat cranberry sauce; anything that retains the shape of its container will definitely find itself on my “don’t-eat list.”
Meg Hourigan ’13, Memphis, N.Y.:
The weirdest thing at our Thanksgiving is what my siblings, cousin and I call “orange pineapple poop.” I think it is actually called orange pineapple salad. It is orange goo made with oranges, pineapples, and evil. My mom and grandma hate it when we call it orange pineapple poop, but the name sticks (just like the stuff itself sticks to the ceiling, as we discovered one year). It is also the one food I refuse to eat at Thanksgiving.
Larissa C. Hatch ’11, Pocono Lake, Pa.:
The weirdest thing at our Thanksgiving is mashed parsnips!
Jessica Spirko ’12, East Granby, Conn.:
The one thing that is really unique is cranberry ice. It is basically very similar to Italian ice and is really delicious! The one thing I will never eat is the cranberry relish. There is something about it that just looks really gross; maybe it’s the fact that it includes raisins.
-Erin Kreischer ’12, Online Journalist