This year, the dining team at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, really started off the holiday feasting season right by putting on not one, not two, but three different pre-Thanksgiving dinners, each with a distinctly different vibe.
The Thanksgiving Bash event stretched over three days in two participating dining halls. The first night was a Southern/Cajun dinner that featured shrimp and grits. The second night was a health- and wellness-focused Traditional with a Twist dinner, with pumpkin chili and plant-based dishes. The third and final night brought it all back home (Miami University sits squarely in the Midwest, after all) with a Traditional Ohio menu with such homespun favorites as cider baked ham and good old mashed potatoes and gravy.