It's that time of year again, when the Halloween hauntings have passed and the spirit of the holiday season begins to peek through. Even though some start celebrating Christmas as soon as skeletons are taken off porches, the red and orange leaves covering Chapel Hill mean Thanksgiving is just around the corner.
With Thanksgiving break coming up, students may begin to crave everything from mashed potatoes to pumpkin pie. If you're celebrating away from home and looking for ways to bring holiday festivity to Chapel Hill, look no further.
Here is some inspiration for celebrating on campus this holiday season:
A classic Friendsgiving potluck
Considering the several culinary delights that come with a Thanksgiving dinner, preparing an entire meal can seem daunting. The appetizers, the turkey, the dessert and even vegetarian options — there’s lots to think about.
"During this time, I like to host and have people over, and we'll just watch movies," said UNC sophomore Lisa Minaieva.
A potluck is a great way to taste all of the staples of a Thanksgiving meal without one person cooking tirelessly.
UNC’s Cooperative Baptist Student Fellowship hosted a Friendsgiving potluck on Wednesday. President of the club Emily Eldridge said she and the other club members each brought a side and took time to reflect, slow down and enjoy each other’s company at the University Baptist Church.
Eldridge expected to see a variety of dishes such as sweet potato casserole, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce and chocolate eclairs.