Thanksgiving has come and gone but the memory still lingers on for many individuals. It is a time to count one’s fortunes, reunite with family, and above all, eat an unnecessarily large amount of food. However, as many find, the line up of edibles isn’t always so appetizing. Here, Juniata students reflect on some of the oddest things that they’ve sampled during their Thanksgiving feast.
Ryan Shelton ’16, Syracuse, N.Y.:
One time when I was like 10, my aunt brought a whole bag of tacos from Taco Bell to Thanksgiving dinner.
Matt Elias ’16, Philadelphia, Pa.:
The strangest thing I’ve ever eaten at Thanksgiving was haggis, which is basically a sheep cooked in its own stomach. (Editor’s note: Haggis is various organ meats cooked in a sheep stomach)
Katie Landis ’16, Wyomissing, Pa.:
My grandmother made oyster casserole one year, which is exactly what it sounds like.
Caleb Ayres ’16, Tyrone, Pa.:
Yam patties; they’re yams shaped like hockey pucks, weird but delicious.
Gregg Stewart ’16, Sharpsburg, Md.:
Usually somebody brings kielbasa and sauerkraut, which I think is pretty strange for Thanksgiving.
- Josh Maier ’16, Juniata Online Journalist