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Canes fan here....
I'm curious!!! What's an Iowa Thanksgiving like??? I'm a jersey guy and our usual is as follows:
Turkey, stuffing (with apples, cranberries and sausage!), gravy (homemade), biscuits, mashed potatoes(got a great recipe), green beans with almonds, cranberry sauce, roasted corn, broccoli and some apps like celery with cream cheese and green peppers.
Lots of vino and some craft beers as well. Eat at 1pm.
Turkey sandwiches at 5pm.
Btw, we have a GREAT tradition here in Jersey and don't know if the same holds true down there. We play our rival in high school football on thanksgiving eve or in the morning on thanksgiving. EVERYBODY goes back and it's just one big social event, gathering, booze fest, etc... It's the biggest drinking night of the year in Jersey on Thanksgiving Eve.
Also, if you guys like football and ever get a chance, the oldest rivalry in the country in high school is Philispburg,NJ vs. Easton, PA.... It's a classic and has a crowd of 20-30 grand every time out.
Good luck vs the Cornhuskers!!
For the most part it's the same with some minor tweaks with the food.
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I am a native Illinois citizen while growing up. I've attended Thanksgiving in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. The menu sounds similar to what I have experienced. The apple, Cranberry and sausage are new to me. Our stuffing was a bread stuffing with Giblets and celery added. We always have cranberries. Here in Wisconsin I make a dish using hollowed oranges to hold the hot cranberry and orange pulp cranberry sauce with cinnamon stick stirs. Mom always added a frozen fruit salad made with marshmallow creme on a slice of lettuce. We often added a dish of scalloped cream style corn to the table too. My sister did a wonderful job making pecan and pumpkin pies for dessert, for a lot of years.
My family were big eaters. I brought a friend home from college my freshman year (1966). On the drive home all he talked about was his big appetite and fear of offending someone by eating too much. I reassured him to little avail. It was laughable to hear the talk at school the Monday after Thanksgiving. Steve said, "MY God, eleven people at that table, and I out ate Grandma and no one else...not even close! I never knew a family could down a 25 lb turkey and 10 lbs of potatoes, without a hiccup!"
Good memories. Thanks for asking.
First of all, almost 1500 posts in two months...impressive.
Second, I'm just curious but why would a Canes fan, living in Jersey, be posting on this site? No jab intended, just sincerely curious.
I hit up a lot of sites and like to see people's viewpoints from different walks of life. I was born in Hollywood, Fl in the 70's and attended Canes games when we had 5,000 at a game and would lose by 40 to about everybody. I hung tough and we got pretty damn good. I was out at Kinnick Stadium in 1991 I think it was when Gino Torretta and that group were out there. I partied at the fieldhouse and people out there were BEYOND hospitable and I'll never forget that. Wish you and yours the best this holiday season!! Please be safe!!
Basically everyone comes out for some good food, football, and a family football game. Great time always.
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
Interesting. Thanks for your take.
That's pretty cool, but you really partied at the fieldhouse? Being 22 I can't remember a time where the university and the IC/University Heights Police weren't complete a-holes regarding drinking.
Feel free to stop by more often on this and our OT board, you'll find that a few of your other Hurricane brothers are becoming regulars on the OT side.
Yeah, McStudly there a lot...can you say, creepy?
I do remember when we played Miami at Kinnick. Lost 24-7 and it was in 1992.
Believe it was a night game.
Nice to see you out and about coach
Thanks, brotha!! Stock won't let me post on our site!! LOL!! So I head elsewhere...
We have to win today...
Our stuffing is a bread stuffing with celery, onions, apples, pecans and water chestnuts. I prefer cornbread stuffing, but the rest of the family lokes bread.
For cranberry relish, we serve a chutney style, with chopped cranberries, apples, orange pieces and zest, black walnuts, sweetened to taste.
In the midwest, the regular season usually finishes up by the 1st week of November, and only playoff teams are allowed to play thereafter.
Mom, not fish again. I hate fish.
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