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Happy Holidays from the Badgers! - Part IV

ON WISCONSIN Ashley Thomas
Ashley Thomas

Dec. 22, 2009

MADISON, Wis. - As the holiday season approaches, members of the Wisconsin women's basketball team were asked about their holiday plans. The Badgers hold their last practice before the break today and will return to Madison for practice late on Saturday.

Wisconsin returns to action on Dec. 28 when it hosts Michigan State at 7 p.m. in the Kohl Center.

Today is the fourth of a six-part series on the Badgers and the holiday excitement. Be sure to check back in the next two days for the final two segments or go back and read the earlier posts as the Badgers write about their favorite holiday traditions, their favorite holiday food, what they enjoy most about the holidays, what they asked for this holiday season and what makes the holiday season special.

What is your favorite family meal?

I love food, so anything family cooks around the holidays is great! However, I love going to my grandma's on Christmas morning for brunch.- Ashley Thomas

I pretty much love any kind of meal!  - Catie O'Leary

On Christmas Eve, we go to my Grandma's house for dinner and have meatloaf, potatoes and an assortment of Scandinavian foods since my Grandma and mom's side of the family is a mix of Norwegian and Swedish. To top it all off, we have Christmas cookies, key lime pie, cake, rice pudding, and a couple Scandinavian desserts such as Krumkake and Julekake. - Emily Neal

Mac and cheese and green beans. - Tiera Stephen

My absolute favorite family meal is Christmas morning, my mom always makes homemade monkey break (caramel bread) and with a cold glass of milk nothing is better. - Alyssa Karel

My mom's chicken broccoli. - Assistant coach Kathi Bennett

My favorite food on Christmas would have to be all of it! It's nice to go home to a home cooked meal. - Rae Lin D'Alie

Everything that placed front of me at the dinner table. - Anya Covington

Anything cooked by my mom. She is an incredible cook. My dad is also a great cook and he makes a dessert called "The Dream Supreme"; it is a dream come true! It's so good I tend to sneak some for breakfast. Good thing I'm an athlete or else I would have been attacked by the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior 15! - Alana Trotter

My favorite meal is honey ham.  - Assistant Coach Ty Margenthaler

Nothing really - Jade Davis

My mother's brisket. - Program assistant Sabrina Siker

My grandma Westphal's homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and my mom's barbeque ribs. - Director of Operations Stephanie Janke

I am picky but my Mom has a way of making everything awesome!  - Coach Lisa Stone

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