Thanksgiving Traditions, Celebrations, and Food Favorites

With the chilly holiday season around the corner, Wolverines are preparing their favorite traditions, foods, and celebrations. As a new year rolls around, new recipes and traditions make their way into the season. 

Traditions play a large part in the kickoff to the holiday season. Woodgrove’s art teacher, Mr. Geoff Demark, commented he spends the day with family. “We have these massive family gatherings every year for Thanksgiving.” He recounts the day was full of cooking classic Thanksgiving dinner and coming together to recognize the holiday. “We always have baked brie and cranberry as an appetizer,” he adds.

Similarly, Woodgrove Junior Gianna Costanzo gave some insight regarding family traditions and favorite foods. “We go to my grandparents every year; they live close by, so we visit them a lot.” She reports stuffing as her favorite. For Costanzo, her family enjoys the togetherness brought with Thanksgiving . This season brings the beginning of the pumpkin spice craze, and Costanzo is here to supply it! Costanzo brought her wonderful Pumpkin Muffins to the bake sale, contributing to the supply. 

Costanzo’s Pumpkin Muffin recipe:

       3/4 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 15 ounce can pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    At the football game on Friday, October 1st, the Woodgrove Outlander hosted a bake sale. Racking in $410 and selling out by half time. Chocolate chip cookies, and M&M cookies sold out quickly.
    (Mrs. Virginia Walker)