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I Can Cook Things!

Posted by on Saturday, November 30, 2013 in College Life, Food, Freshman Life, Student Life.

I am from a really small town. I’m talking everyone knows your name kind of small. I am also from a really big family. I’m talking fill the house with aunts and uncles kind of big. Right before I graduated high school, however, my family moved three hours north to a not-so-small town and away from my oh-so-big family.

So Thanksgiving was a little different this year. My mom and I decided we couldn’t live without an oversized family dinner, so we decided to cook our own—for four people.

We trekked to the grocery store to buy all of the necessary ingredients for all of the necessary Thanksgiving dishes. I was ecstatic! Living in a dorm, cooking is possible, but it just isn’t as convenient as walking ten yards outside of my dorm to Munchie Mart. Needless to say, I don’t get to cook nearly as much as I’d like to. So I kept volunteering to cook all of the Thanksgiving dishes: sweet potato casserole, corn pudding, pumpkin bars, and the list goes on and on.

Check 'dem bags out.

When Thanksgiving day arrived, I was all over the place. I stirred, diced, boiled, and baked from morning until evening. It was enough cooking to satisfy my dorm dilemma for quite sometime.

Carrying things is a daunting task.

I am very proud to say my Thanksgiving dinner was a success! Everyone enjoyed everything (or at least were afraid to say anything different to my face). My family was able to start their own new Thanksgiving tradition, and I was able to satisfy my need to cook.


I probably won’t be complaining about a cooking desire anytime soon. Well, at least not until Christmas. If I do, however, I’m going to hit Whole Foods and try in-dorm cooking. Oh the adventure!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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