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College Admissions and Thanksgiving Menus


Preparing your menu for admissions is a lot like preparing for Thanksgiving.  It takes time and effort to prepare scrumptious and eye-pleasing presentations.  If you are thinking about Thanksgiving, let me share my menu with you.  If you are thinking about college admission, I’ll give you my menu for that as well!


Here is my regular Thanksgiving Menu. Each item will take planning, and it has to be carefully timed to be presented at just the right moment while it’s still warm – or cool.  I make as much as possible ahead of time.  Some things, like thawing a turkey, take a LOT of advanced planning.


Advanced Planning


Appetizers



  • Vegetable Tray

  • Apples with Carmel Dip

  • Baked Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara

  • Cocoa with Candy Cane and Whipped Cream

  • Egg Nog and Egg Nog Latte



Main Meal



  • Turkey with gravy

  • Mashed Potatoes

  • Sausage Stuffing

  • Homemade Bread

  • Whipped Sweet Potato

  • Asparagus Spears

  • Cranberry Relish

  • Sparkling Cider



Dessert



  • Pumpkin Pie

  • Apple Pie

  • Cranberry Sorbet



Here is the usual College Admission Menu. It will also take some planning, and it needs to be carefully timed and be presented at just the right moment.


Advanced Planning


Appetizers



  • Rigorous curriculum

  • Admission tests

  • College visits



Main Meal



  • Transcript

  • Reading List

  • Course Descriptions

  • Application forms

  • Financial Aid forms

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Supplemental materials

  • Application essays



Dessert



  • Graduation party

  • Diploma

  • Senior portraits



Like a Thanksgiving menu, each item takes time and planning.  This is a great time to start working on each piece!



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Guest - Ann on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 06:15

I love this analogy! And your Thanksgiving menu looks scrumptious! Have a wonderful time with your family on Thursday, and enjoy that feast!!!

I love this analogy! And your Thanksgiving menu looks scrumptious! Have a wonderful time with your family on Thursday, and enjoy that feast!!!
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