Thanksgiving Day is upon us. What is your favorite food on the dinner table?
Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated for centuries here in America. The holiday dates back to 1621 when the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a harvest feast that has long been acknowledged as the first Thanksgiving. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. The first Thanksgiving meal included wild turkey, waterfowl, venison, fish, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin and squash. Some of those foods continue to be Thanksgiving staples, but over time, the meal has evolved. So tell us, Patch readers, what is your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner? Cast your vote in the poll below!
Professor serves turkey to students at Aurora University.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Yorkville resident Brenda Barnwell, center, was among 35 Aurora University faculty and staff volunteers who dished an early Thanksgiving feast in the campus dining hall for 500 resident students on Thursday, Nov. 15. Barnwell is a social work professor. The menu included roast turkey, baked ham and all the trimmings. The early feast is an annual AU cafeteria tradition that allows food-service workers to be with their families on the holiday.
Canadian Turkeys, carving the lobster and a turkey the size of a dog.
No need to worry about conversation topics around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Let your guests fill up on these Thanksgiving fun facts.