Now that Thanksgiving break is around the corner, many Boilermakers are looking forward to one particular event happening on campus: Thanksgiving dinner. If you're not going home for Thanksgiving break, then make sure to read the article in its entirety, because you're going to want to stuff yourself like a turkey (ha-ha).
All of the Purdue dining courts will be throwing a Thanksgiving-style dinner with all sorts of fall decorations and shenanigans for your pleasure. Below is every dining court ranked based on what kind of eating style you are.
Carnivore Central: Wiley
If you're looking to stuff yourself with meaty goodness before hibernating for the next 24 hours, then Wiley's the place to go.
Appetizer: Cranberry Waldorf Nut Salad, Corn, Green Beans, Sweet Yeasty Rolls, Whole Grain Dinner Rolls
Main Dish: Roasted Turkey, Twice Smoked Ham, Whipped Potatoes, Flame Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Chicken Stuffing
Dessert: Pumpkin Pie, Dutch Apple Pie, Apple Cranberry Crisp, Pecan Praline Bar, Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream, Cinnamon Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream, Apple Cider
Wiley is also one of the busiest dining courts on campus and it's only open from 5 to 9pm. Be sure to get there at least a half hour early to line up.
Veggies 4 Lyfe: Windsor
Windsor is known to have a variety of foods fit for different dietary needs. If you're vegetarian or are just all about that #veggielyfe, Windsor's got your back.
Appetizer: Corn, Green Beans, Sweet Yeasty Rolls, Dinner Rolls
Main Dish: Roast Turkey, Chicken Stuffing, Vegetarian Chicken Gravy, Vegetable Lasagna, Vegetarian Pasta Primavera, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Vegetarian Whipped Potatoes
Dessert: Chunky Pecan Pie Bar, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Mixed Fruits
International Diva: Ford
Ford is one of my favorite dining courts because it features a lot of international food. This dining court is open from 5-8pm, so make sure you get in line early.
Appetizer: Green Beans, Corn, Cranberry-Bleu Cheese Salad, Roasted Garlic Eggplant Spread, Mushroom Rosemary Spread, Sweet Yeasty Rolls, Whole Grain Dinner Rolls
Main Dish: Roast Turkey, Carved Ham, Hoisin-Glazed Carved Ham, Chicken Stuffing, Vegetable Stir-Fry with Tofu, Steamed Chinese Bao, Roasted Acorn Squash, Spicy Asian Sweet Potato, Cheese Pizza, Hot Crab Dip Pizza, Pear Gorgonzola Pizza
Dessert: Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Dutch Apple Pie
Timeless Classics: Earhart
Come to Earhart if you just want only the traditional Thanksgiving dinner foods around you. Simple people with simple requests. Open 5 to 9pm.
Appetizer: Corn, Green Beans, Pumpkin Dip, Quinoa Cranberry Salad, Dried Cranberries
Main Dish: Roast Turkey, Chicken Stuffing, Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Chicken Gravy, Baked Sweet Potato, Turkey and Mushroom Flatbread, Garlic Herb Flatbread
Dessert: Apple Cider, Kings Cheesecake with Fudge, Cranberry Orange Compote, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Chunky Pecan Pie Bar, Assorted Fruits, Chocolate Cherry Mousse Crepe Filling
Peaceful Eats: Hillenbrand
If you want to enjoy a hassle-free friendsgiving dinner, there's no other place than Hillenbrand. Just remember to grab a table big enough for your squad, and don't forget to greet all the people making this happen. Now that we've established some guidelines, let's dig in.
Appetizer: Green Beans, Corn, Hawaiian Dinner Roll, Whole Grain Roll, Italian Mixed Green Salad, Cranberry Waldorf Nut Salad
Main Dish: Roast Turkey, Chicken Stuffing, Whipped Potatoes, Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Jellied Cranberry Sauce, Spiced Whole Berry Sauce, Cranberry Orange Relish, Tortellini Alfredo
Dessert: Pecan Pie Squares, Apple Pie
Remember, everyone going has one goal in common: eating and enjoying a well-rounded Thanksgiving meal. So be courteous and don't cut the line, don't hog all the food, and only grab what you're going to eat.
**SpoonTip: Make sure to be a little bit earlier than usual, because the lines will be long!
If for whatever reason you don't want to have a Thanksgiving dinner at the dining courts, have your own friendsgiving, cook up a vegetarian Thanksgiving, concoct a boozy Thanksgiving sangria, make yourself a Thanksgiving sandwich, or get your friends and make amazing turkey meatballs.
Whatever you do this Thursday, make sure to have fun, stay safe, and be happy. Good luck Boilermakers, the power rests in your hands. Happy early Thanksgiving!