Getting Ready for Thanksgiving: Law School Style

by Murtaza Khwaja

image by Flickr user julesandjoe

image by Flickr user julesandjoe

Woohoo! So you’ve pretty much gotten done with another (or, for 1Ls, your first) semester of law school! Now just for acing those final exams. Before you get there though, here are some tips for making the most of your time and for enjoying a delicious and (relatively) nutritious Thanksgiving dinner!

First, for the classic turkey. Skip the struggle and mess of preparing a turkey and just pick up a traditional Thanksgiving day bird from your local Publix supermarket. Your kitchen and any dinner guests will thank you. And with all the extra time you save, you can focus on outlining, finishing up your Lawyering: Foundations memo or maybe even something more recreational like football. Hey, it is called Thanksgiving B-R-E-A-K.

  1. Don’t forget to pick up a pre-packaged container of gravy when you pick up your turkey. Nothing’s worse than overly-dry mashed potatoes or turkey.
  2. Speaking of mashed potatoes, here’s a link to a quick and delicious recipe for the creamiest, and most savory of dishes.
  3. While Thanksgiving is a time to indulge, there’s no need to not also be healthy if we can help it, so here’s a great recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts.
  4. No Thanksgiving is complete without stuffing. Luckily, Pepperidge Farm Stuffing’s got you covered. Just add celery, onions, pepper and any other ingredients of your choosing based on taste, and you’re good to go.
  5. Keeping rolling along with these easy-to-make dinner rolls from Bobby Flay.
  6. And who could forget the green bean casserole? Paula Deen certainly won’t let you, and her recipe for the dish won’t let you ever forget either.
  7. Last but not least, now to my favorite part of Thanksgiving, the pie. While I’m partial to pecan, pumpkin pie is also a perennial favorite. Edwards Pumpkin or Pecan Pie is an excellent choice. Just let it sit in the oven for 25-30 minutes, and then add your favorite vanilla ice cream and/or cool whip based on personal preference.

With all these delicious dishes, I’m sure your Thanksgiving dinner will be top notch, and hopefully, you’ll be able to use all the time you save to start getting on your study grind.

Don’t forget to be thankful for all the food, friends, family and wonderful opportunities (like being in law school J ) you have in your life.

Wishing all of you the happiest and restful of Thanksgivings.



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