Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thanksgiving wordles by Samantha Crossen


  1. tuSfifng
  2. etLf vOrse
  3. caPne Pei
  4. oveNerbm
  5. vinGig
  6. rortsCa
  7. llRos
  8. uTkyer
  9. miaFly
  10. dsFrnei
  11. doFo
  12. Mhsead oPattose
  13. uPkimpn iPe
  14. reeGn ebans
  15. laSad
  16. mHa
  17. rabnCrrey ceSau
  18. hTakngsignv
  19. vyGar
  20. hiCekcn
  21. kooCngi

Thanksgiving flicks


Holiday movies are one of my favorite things. You get all curled up next to the fire with your family, a nice cup of hot cocoa and a good holiday movie to set the mood. While Thanksgiving movies aren't as popular as Christmas movies, there are still quite a few famous Thanksgiving movies that simply make Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving.  I googled famous Thanksgiving movies and the top three to show up were Planes, Trains, & Automobiles, Home for the Holidays, and Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving. I also asked my family what movies they thought of when I said Thanksgiving movies, and they said the exact same ones. So while there are not as many major Thanksgiving movies as there are Christmas, I feel that Thanksgiving movies are just as important.

Thanksgiving football


Thanksgiving is a time of tradition in America. Families come together in harmony and have a big dinner and are just thankful for a lot of things. But a lot of Americans have brought in a tradition that is truly American, and that is watchING football during Thanksgiving. Two NFL franchises host a yearly turkey day game. Dallas Cowboys has been hosting since 1966 and only missed two games in that span. Another franchise that hosts a yearly turkey day game is the Detriot Lions, and they hosted their first game in 1935. This year for the first time in franchise history the Washington Redskins will host the New York Giants. This year’s matchups include Vikings @ Lions, Chargers @ Cowboys, and New York Giants @ Redskins.
     College Football NCAA
On 11/23 the Ole Miss Rebels go to the Mississippi Bulldogs’ house to play on Thanksgiving day. This is the only college football game being played on Thanksgiving, but five other teams play the day after and then all other teams play on Saturday. So grab some leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner and watch some football!

Ian Mitchell & Colton Scott

Delicious turkey and dressing recipe


For the brine:

  • 10.4 ounces salt (2 cups Diamond Crystal kosher salt OR 1 1/3 cups Morton kosher salt OR 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons fine sea salt)
  • 1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons whole allspice berries
  • 2 gallons cold water
  • 1 (12- to 15-pound) turkey, thawed if frozen

For smoking:

  • About 6 cups apple wood chips
  • 8 to 10 quarts lump charcoal
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, cut into quarters
  • 1 medium tart apple (such as Granny Smith), cut into quarters
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (3/4 stick), melted

For the gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 small tart apple (such as Granny Smith), cored and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour



    • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter plus more for baking dish
    • 1 pound good-quality day-old white bread, torn into 1" pieces (about 10 cups)
    • 2 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions
    • 1 1/2 cups 1/4" slices celery
    • 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
    • 2 large eggs

How to survive Black Friday


Following the Thanksgiving holiday is the wonderful, worldwide trend of Black Friday shopping. After being thankful for everything we have, it’s time to suit up and go out to battle for some once-a-year good deals. To ensure that you stay safe, and get what you’re after, here is a the perfect guide to Black Friday:
Must haves:
  • Police strength riot shield (purchasable on Amazon for only $99.99)
  • Add a riot helmet for $22.57 for extra protection (free shipping!)
  • C O F F E E
  • Is most effective when being catapulted at tired and ruthless shoppers
  • Newspapers
  • Has endless uses
  • Can be used as a blanket when you feel the need for a power nap or as a harmless weapon (if you avoid giving papercuts)
  • Sometimes, people even sleep outside the stores. If you are one of these people, this is necessary
  • Boop people on the head if they’re getting crabby. You came to shop, not to deal with Debbie Downers
  • Snickers
  • You’re not you when you’re hungry, Snickers satisfies
  • Will help you avoid punching that five year old kid over some Legos this year
  • Germ- X
  • While picking up deals avoid picking up the flu
  • So many people have touched that door handle…
  • Use this every five minutes or so. Germs are in the air. Don’t get sick for the holidays
  • Water (stay hydrated it’s important)
  • Make a slipping hazard in the middle of the store. You want the deal, you get the deal, not them
  • Empty water bottles
  • The lines for the bathroom are so, so long...
  • Friends
  • Backup may be needed.
  • You never know what it will take to tackle a lady when she takes the pair of fuzzy socks you wanted
  • Will tackle the sweet old lady for you
And for the more passive people:
  • Just stay home
  • While people are rioting in the stores and streets, you will be at home, safe in bed
  • Cyber Monday is always an option. Your battle can be then. Safe, online, away from actual people

All jokes aside, it is very important to stay safe this Black Friday. We hope everyone has a safe and pleasant holiday break. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Best part of it all


Everyone has a favorite part about Thanksgiving.  I think most people's favorite part of Thanksgiving is eating a good meal.  I have two favorite parts of Thanksgiving. One of my favorite Thanksgiving activities is eating pineapple ham that my aunt makes.  My second favorite thing about Thanksgiving is spending time with my family.  Most everyone who was  asked said they love spending time with family on Thanksgiving day. They also enjoy a good cooked meal.