Those of us who overdo it with turkey and the trimmings should be thankful we have that opportunity.
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Monday, November 28, 2011
Sick of sammiches and stuck with leftover bird? Here are some terrible, terrible ideas of what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers.
Cold turkey. Warmed-up turkey. Turkey sandwiches, both open- and closed-face. Turkey with gravy. Turkey on a plate. Turkey in a bowl or eaten from Tupperware at 2 a.m. Turkey your in-laws sent home with you. Turkey your brother guilted you into taking. Turkey just sitting in your fridge because your guests snuck out before you could foist your gobbly wares on them. It's four days after Thanksgiving and if there's anything you never ever want to see, smell or heaven forbid taste again, it's turkey. So here's how to get rid of it, without having to actually eat the vile bird. Author's note: Unless part of your Thanksgiving festivities include boxing up your half-finished meals and shipping them to Africa, don't give me that line about not …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
With one day to go before Thanksgiving, today's your last shot to share your best, funniest or sweetest story of Thanksgivings past.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Meijer’s dietitian Shari Steinbach offers suggestions for how to safely indulge with the holiday staple.
Thanksgiving cooking does not have to be stressful. With a few simple touches, a great turkey will serve as the cornerstone of a pleasing and sleep-inducing meal. Meijer’s Registered Dietitian Shari Steinbach put together advice and a few techniques to make a Thanksgiving turkey safely and with a lot flavor. The bird can induce a great Tryptophan coma among all of your relatives, including the ones you like. Buy the Right Size Turkey Safety Tip – Proper Temperature to Cook a Turkey Optional Ways to Prepare a Turkey
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized proof.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your south suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Arthur Huff, who provided this winning punchline to last week's comic: Ya know what scares people more than a dismal economy and no end in sight…
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Essay winner Jessica Moran urges us not to take our fortunes for granted the other 364 days a year.
Congratulations to Jessica Moran, our first-ever Thanksgiving essay contest winner. Jessica's honest essay explores the actual difficulty of being truly grateful when put on the spot, and urges readers to take time to be thankful for good things as they happen. Jessica is an engineering student at the University of Central Florida. For 19 years, I have spent every fourth Thursday of November settled somewhere between the turkey and the mashed potatoes trying to figure out something to say as my family each give thanks around the dinner table. I fail at every attempt to come up with some witty, new revelation to share, so I tend to stick to the classics. Good food and good company. Both of which can't go wrong as my family is pretty close…
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Whether you are lazy, forgetful or accident-prone, we've got suggestions that just might save your Thanksgiving Day.
Perhaps you've agreed to host last-minute guests, or simply forgot to take the bird out of the freezer. Or maybe you just hate to cook and put off even thinking about it. Never fear, a virtual cornucopia of options abound. Berkot's is still taking orders for last-minute holiday dinners. Customers have a choice between two large rotisserie chickens or a 16 piece order of fried chicken for $32.99. Both options come with sweet-bread stuffing, hot cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, garden salad, dinner rolls, an apple pie and a pumpkin pie. And there are still a few hours left to place an order, but don't delay. "A 24-hour notice is required for the holiday," said Dee Roske, a Berkot's deli clerk. "We're open until 2:30 on …
Monday, November 8, 2010
Deadline for submitting essays has been extended by one day. Submit your Thanksgiving stories to Mokena Patch for a prize.
Thanksgiving in my house was always pretty standard: eat a lot of turkey, watch a lot of football, take lots of naps. Repeat as necessary. One of my family's traditions before digging into our feast was to go around the table and have everyone say what we were each most thankful for. It is interesting to reflect on how these have changed over the years: thankful for my SAT scores, thankful I didn't completely blow my first semester in college, thankful we are all able to be together, thankful for our jobs. This year, I'd like to invite our readers to Patch's metaphorical Thanksgiving table to share what it is they are most grateful for this year. The best ones--the most inspirational, the funniest, the most interesting or the most bizarre…
Annual fundraising event served almost 800 people Saturday.
By the end of Saturday, volunteers at St. John's United Church of Christ had served up 750 pounds of turkey, 300 pounds of potatoes, 130 pies and 82 dozen rolls to 790 people, according to an email from volunteer Deborah Mitchell. The event, which has been going strong for at least 60 years, is the church's major fundraiser, organizer Willa Bormet said.