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November 6, 2009 12:02 PM

Thanksgiving Away From Home

I know that many students at CAL choose to spend the holidays close to campus instead of going home. Finals are right after the Thanksgiving holiday and travelling can be extremely time consuming. In order to avoid homesickness during the holidays I’d suggest getting together with a group of friends and sharing Thanksgiving dinner at someone’s apartment if possible. The adventure of cooking Turkey-day dinner can be quite a fun bonding experience for friends if everyone helps out or chooses to take on smaller tasks so it’s not overwhelming for the host. This also can generate a family like atmosphere here on campus once you have celebrated together.

There are a few things you should know before attempting to make a turkey if you have never done so. First make sure the turkey is fully thawed out before you cook it otherwise it won’t cook right. Second put the turkey in the oven pretty much right when you get up in the morning, yes it does take a turkey all day to cook. And lastly, definitely use a meat thermometer to make sure the middle is done. The last thing you want is food poisoning when you are trying to study for finals. On that positive note, enjoy!


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This is a very helpful article. I'm sure the advise given will benefit many other readers. Thanks for sharing this.


Posted by Alcohawk | 2010-01-12

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