Food and thanksgiving


Turkey Dinner - Photo by Casey James from
Photo by Casey James from

Thanksgiving is a holiday not to be forgotten. Every year my family celebrates the special day with festivities and a big feast at the end. There’s turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, potatoes, pumpkin and pecan pie, and more, and although this year will be different, the food will hopefully stay the same.

On Friday night, Amelie Fairwearther interviewed Shayah Mercado, 17, about what she plans to eat and do.

“What are some things you normally eat for Thanksgiving?” Amelie asks.

“So, I eat lasagna, rice, turkey and ham, baked mac and cheese,” Shanyah responds.

“Are you going to be changing some of the things you do due to COVID?” says Amelie.

“Honestly, I don’t know. We haven’t really thought out Thanksgiving. I think we’re going to our grandparents’ house, but other than that I don’t really know,” Shanyah answers.

“Are there any special Thanksgiving traditions you and your family have?” asks Amelie.

“It’s more of a thing with my cousins, and this when we were younger, we used go to the back of my grandparents’ house and be like, let’s play tag, and we’d just have a lot of fun and run up and down the block and that was something I didn’t see lots of other families doing,” Shanyah responds.

“Thank you very much.”

“No problem!”

Everyone have a happy Thanksgiving and remember to stay safe—Thanks for reading!