Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

Thanksgiving is the leftovers nobody acknowledges

Friday, November 9th, 2018

There are two kinds of people out there. There are ones who start celebrating Christmas on November 1, or even earlier, and then there are those who don’t put up their lights and Christmas tree until either the month of December or right after Thanksgiving.

The only time that Thanksgiving is truly acknowledged is on the day itself. Why is that?

There are very few Thanksgiving decorations in stores. Maybe a dish towel or rags with a turkey on it or themed plates and napkins. The only songs related to Thanksgiving are from “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” or are just so unknown that they are never played. All over, there are stores playing Christmas music already.

What holiday is more underrated than Thanksgiving? Even Valentine’s Day seems to receive more credit and that makes no sense.

At least there is the traditional Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to show some importance for the holiday. Not everyone may watch it, but most likely they turn the channel on for the background noise while making the Thanksgiving meal.

Family is a huge importance for a lot of people, and Thanksgiving is the time for everyone to come together despite differences and appreciate what you have.

There is also not as much hassle for anyone other than the person responsible for the turkey, but even then, there are other family members who step in and help. Another hassle you don’t have to worry about on Thanksgiving is giving gifts. Instead you give thanks, thus the name of the holiday.

Who doesn’t look forward to the holiday you can stuff your face and then take a nap right after with a football game on television?

If Halloween gets a whole month to itself and Christmas gets three, then why can’t Thanksgiving get more acknowledgement?

Amanda’s Thanksgiving potatoes

Friday, November 17th, 2017

By Amanda Carney
Online Editor

Thanksgiving is finally here, and that means one thing – it’s time for food.

Growing up, I have always helped my mom in the kitchen prepping the food and desserts. Now that I am old enough, I have taken over certain parts of the cooking. This involves a side dish and desserts. My side dish is always some sort of potatoes. Below I have listed two recipes that I love to cook and eat.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole
4 slices Oscar Mayer Bacon, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1pkg. (30oz.) frozen shredded has browns, thawed
1 can (10-3/4 oz.) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup Breakstone’s Reduced Fat or Knudsen Light Sour Cream
1-1/4 cups Kraft 2% Milk Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses, divided
Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cook bacon and onions in large skillet on medium-high heat 5 min. Transfer to large bowl.
Add has browns, soup, sour cream and 1 cup cheese, mix lightly. Spoon into 13×9-inch baking dish; tip with remaining cheese.
Bake 40 to 45 min.

Twice Bake Potatoes
Potatoes (however many you want to eat)
½ cup butter or margin
1/3 cup milk
½ cup dairy sour cream
Extras: salt, paper, shredded chesses, bacon bits and sour cream
Bake potatoes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour, or until soft.

Cut an oval slice off the top of the potatoes. Scoop out pulp and place into a bowl. Add butter and mash. Then add milk, sour cream, salt and pepper. Spoon mashed potatoes back into potatoes and fill with cheese, bacon bits and cheese.

Students share plans for their Thanksgiving holiday

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

By Rachel Swafford

Some students here at HCC will be going home and spending Thanksgiving with their families. Others, such as certain groups of athletes, will stay here for the holiday.

Several local churches here in Hutchinson will be opening their doors for people who don’t have anywhere to go or anything to do for the holiday. They plan to serve people in the community a free, homemade, traditional Thanksgiving meal.

“This year Thanksgiving is going to be a little different,” said Connor Ledy, Wichita.