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Res Hall Recipes: quick and easy Friendsgiving food

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Sarah Sklar | The Blue & Gray Press


Staff Writer

When thinking of Thanksgiving, most people think first of the amazing food. Many students want to share the Thanksgiving festivities with their friends before break by celebrating Friendsgiving, but cooking a whole turkey in a dorm kitchen is no easy feat. Not to mention the price of a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal is not something all students can afford. Here are a few low budget Friendsgiving treats to get you into the spirit without biting off more than you can chew.

Sarah Sklar | The Blue & Gray Press

Thanksgiving Grilled Cheese

2 slices of your favorite bread
2 slices of white cheddar cheese
1 pack of boxed stuffing (and ingredients directed by box)
1 can cranberry sauce
1 pack of sliced turkey
Butter (softened or spreadable)


Cook stuffing as instructed on box. Preheat a pan on the stove top. Butter one side of each piece of bread. Melt a small piece of butter in a pan, then place the bread slices on the pan butter side down. Then place one slice of cheese on the non-buttered side of each piece of bread. Once cheese becomes a little melted, place a layer of sliced turkey, a layer of stuffing, and a scoop of cranberry sauce on one bread slice. Place the other slice of bread on top and press down lightly. Flip sandwich onto other side and press down again. Remove from pan and let cool before eating.

Sarah Sklar | The Blue & Gray Press

Apple Pie Crescent Rolls

1 container of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1 Granny Smith Apple
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon apple pie spice


Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a cookie pan. Core the apple and cut into 8 slices. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a bowl, then combine the apple slices with melted butter. In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar and apple pie spice. Unravel the crescent roll dough and cut into 8 triangles. Spread the sugar mixture onto one side of each triangle. Place one apple slice on the larger side of each triangle. Roll triangles over the apple slice. Place rolled crescents onto the greased pan and place in oven for 15 minutes or until the dough is golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool before eating.

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