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Thanksgiving Holiday

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    This thanksgiving holiday was really great! Instead of flying back to Colorado for thanksgiving and again in December I stayed in the city. One of my friends held a thanksgiving dinner at his house for all of our friends and college students staying in the city for the holiday. Each person cooked and brought his or her own item to be shared with everyone else. It turned out super great and the food was awesome. There was everything that a thanksgiving dinner calls for: mashed potatoes, stuffing, salad, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, green bean casserole, asparagus, and of course a turkey.

I had the responsibility of cooking the turkey, and let me tell you it was quite the experience. This was my first time ever cooking a 20 pound turkey, and I learned a lot in the process. I bought the turkey the day before thanksgiving, and began cooking it at 6am the day of thanksgiving. I buttered the turkey and seasoned it then put it in the oven for four hours. Before and during the process I definitely called my mom for some advice and my girlfriend helped out with the seasoning and prep work. The turkey came out very great and juicy! I was impressed and proud of my first turkey. I look forward to doing it again in the future and am thankful for what I learned. 

My girlfriend also cooked a pecan pie that was delicious. After the turkey was finished, around 2:30 we headed over to my friends house and helped set up the dinner. My girlfriend carved the turkey and I assisted with setting up the table. We all were eating by 3:30 and I felt really thankful to be surrounded by friends during the holiday.

After dinner and dessert we all gathered around the television and watched the San Francisco 49ers play against the Baltimore Ravens. It was a good football game, but unfortunately the 49ers lost. After that we continued to hang out and listen to music before heading back home.