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New Deli in town

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Smiling Moose Deli plans to open in the College Park District this week. Read more about the new restaurant. PULSE | PAGE 3B

ABOUT LIFE Shelly Williams, editor Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Sooners aren’t unbeatable, and there are things UTA can do to ensure a win.



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Giving thanks for cheap recipes Arlington chef provides tips for celebrating Thanksgiving for less than $20 BY BRANDON GRAY The Shorthorn staff

Thanksgiving is a week away and people may have plans about where they want to go or what they want to do, but for those staying on campus or in apartments around the university during the break from school, Deb Cantrell, chef and owner of Savor Culinary Services in Arlington, has tips on how to have a Thanksgiving feast under $20. She said she can make a basic Thanksgiving meal with a Cornish game hen, boxed dressing and a pie. The directions to cook the ingredients are often on the back of the packaging, she said. But The Shorthorn has provided the steps below from the back of the items, just in case:

Cornish game hen Cantrell said Cornish game hen is a great alternative to having turkey. However, she said a lot of people don’t like it as much because they are sometimes scared of the dish. “It’s because they don’t know what to do with them,” she said. “It’s not a very commonly cooked dish, and a lot of households don’t grow up eating Cornish game hen.” But Cantrell said this is a cheap alternative that takes little preparation. Cornish Hen Recipe 2 for $6.99 at Kroger Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 1 hour Ready in: 75-90 minutes Servings: 1 to 2 Ingredients: 2 Cornish hens Seasoning salt of choice Directions: 1. Set oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit 2. Season raw hens to cook’s discretion with seasoning or spice of choice. 3. Put about 2 or 3 tablespoons of cooking oil into pan. 4. Place hens into pan and then into oven. 5. After 15 minutes, lower the oven temperature to 375 de-

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With a couple of Cornish game hens and classic sides like stuffing, green beans and corn students can have a traditional Thanksgiving feast for under $20 said Deb Cantrell, chef and owner of Savor Culinary Services in Arlington.


grees Fahrenheit. If hen is not cooked as desired, leave it in a little longer.

Dressing containers Cantrell said a lot can be done with simple dressing containers, or prepackaged dressing, without making corn bread dressing from scratch. “A lot of stores now will package all of it together, like the corn bread that’s broken up,” she said. “All you do is just mix it all together and bake it.” Stove Top Stuffing

$2 at Kroger Prep Time: 3-5 minutes Cooking Time: 5-7 minutes Ready in: 8-12 minutes Servings: 6 per box Ingredients: Butter Water Box Contents Directions: 1. Put half a stick of butter into the pot and then pour one and a half cups of water into pan. 2. Let butter melt in pan and then add stuffing to the pot and stir. 3. Put lid on the pot and let it cook for about 5 minutes.


Stir contents again and it is ready to serve.

Pumpkin Pie Cantrell said pie shells are useful for making quick desserts on the feast day. “Clients like a prepared pie shell,” she said. “All you have to do is put the pumpkin pie filling in it and put cream cheese and bake it.” If a pie shell isn’t something a student wants to do, there’s the alternative box pie that can be bought in stores, ready to eat. Another thing students can add is side dishes, such as green beans

and canned corn. Canned Green Beans and Corn Less than $1 each Prep Time: 1 minute Cooking Time: 3-5 minutes Ready In: 4-6 minutes Servings: none provided Directions: 1. Open can and place vegetables into microwavable bowl 2. Place bowl into microwave and set it for 3–5 minutes 3. Let bowl set for a few minutes before serving @BRGISBRANDONGRAY

Celebrate campus spirit with age-old tradition The mum originated as a tradition that gives students a chance to display pride. BY SHELLY WILLIAMS The Shorthorn life editor

It’s that time of year again. No, not Thanksgiving. That’s in a week. The Shorthorn’s talking about a UTA tradition — Homecoming. Mums, a southern tradition, show just how much pride students have during homecoming events. They usually consist of a big flower pinned to a woman’s shirt, decorated in school-colored ribbons, charms and trinkets, and on men, they are wrapped around an arm using a garter belt. According to Michael’s website, a craft store that specializes in making mums during high school football or basketball season, the tradition of a

BASIC MATERIALS AND PRICES FOR A HOMECOMING MUM: Hot glue gun - $5 Glue sticks - $4, depending on the amount in package Ribbon roll - $2 to $4 (each), depending on size, length and brand Silk chrysanthemum - $4 depending on where it’s purchased Cardboard - $4 Embellishments - $15 Total Cost: $39 to $44 Time taken: An estimated two hours To see a step-by-step photo gallery, go to

Homecoming mum states only one person can be a Homecoming queen, but everyone else has the opportunity to wear a mum fit for school royalty.

The first Homecoming dates back to 1911, where the University of Missouri athletic director was afraid fans and alumni wouldn’t attend the big game because of a change in location, according to the website. He then challenged those still willing to come to celebrate with parades and parties before the big game. More than 9,000 people attended the event, and it’s become a yearly tradition at schools ever since, according to the website. The mum is a symbol of school spirit and pride and is often decorated with numbers and letters on the ribbons, stating the wearer’s name, school year or significant other’s name. Mums are often exchanged between men and women, and garters follow a similar process as mums, but the ribbons are shorter because it’s worn around the upper arm. MUMS continues on page 2B

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The photo above shows the final step in the mum-making process. Once both cardboard circles are dry, hot glue the base with the ribbon to the back of the base with the flower. Let try. Hot glue a clip or pin to the back so the mum can be worn on Homecoming day.