Saturday, November 24, 2012
Beat the leaftover turkey blues and think beyond the sandwich with casseroles, turnovers and salads.
Turkey Day is over—now what? Thanksgiving leftovers can become a blessing or a curse. Turkey sandwiches can be good for a while, but they get boring fast. Leftovers should begin with a plan. Pick recipes that are easy to make while creating a new dish that isn't immediately recognized as including leftovers. Food historian Suzanne Corbett offered some tasty ideas during last year's Thanksgiving holiday. Here are a few options: Turkey Croquettes Mix two parts of leftover dressing with one part finely chopped turkey. Moisten with beaten egg and a little milk, broth or leftover gravy. Shape into balls and roll in Panko-style crumbs. Place on a baking pan, lightly spray with oil and bake at 375 degrees until browned and crisp. Serve with …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
From the number of peas canned to the number of pumpkins used, Thanksgiving can be seen in the numbers. Check out these facts and figures.
In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims, early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest, an event many regard as the nation’s first Thanksgiving. The legacy of thanks and the feast have survived the centuries, as the event became a national holiday in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving. Later, President Franklin Roosevelt clarified that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month to encourage earlier holiday shopping, never on the occasional fifth Thursday. Numbers about the great feast: 114.7 million Number of households across the nation — all potential gathering places …
Here's where to enjoy all the fixings and let someone else do the clean-up.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
While the Thanksgiving meal, for many, brings memories of a home filled with the smell of cooking turkey, more and more are choosing to eat out for the big meal. The National Restaurant Association estimated that approximately 14 million Americans ate out for Thanksgiving last year, the Huffington Post reported. Thirty-one percent of those who dined out said convenience was the biggest factor in making the choice. Twenty-two percent said it was because they were traveling. How about you? It's easy to have a great meal, then let someone else do the clean-up around St. Louis. The St. Louis Post Dispatch listed some area spots serving Thanksgiving meals. Most restaurants listed are linked to Patch.com sites for more information. Hazelwood …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The federal holiday commemorated Thursday, Nov. 22 means it is not business as usual.
For those of not leaving the Hazelwood area for Thanksgiving, here's a rundown on what's closed for the holiday: Hazelwood Holiday Closures City of Hazelwood Government Offices St. Louis County Government Offices-North and Municipal Court Hazelwood School District Hazelwood Post Office
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Post your family recipes—at least the ones you're willing to share!—in Patch's announcements section. It's free, easy and instant. Don't forget a photo!
If you're like me, you spend the week before Thankgiving scrolling through recipes, looking for tips and tricks on cooking this once-a-year meal. (My sweet potatoes will never be the same after learning this Patcher's famous recipe!) As a Patch reader, you're connected to a network of local news junkies just like you looking for the same thing. So this year, we thought we'd find a way to help each other! We're putting out the call: Share your recipes with us! Post your recipe for your favorite side dish, drink, dessert or family tradition as an announcement on Patch, and let us share it with neighborhoods around St. Louis! You'll be giving other families recipes they can trust while finding new inspirations for your own Thanksgiving table…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Ask questions and share your ideas with other readers to help each other prepare for Thanksgiving.
In our newest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we want to help you with your Thanksgiving plans. Whether it's your first time cooking a turkey or you're just looking for a new recipe, Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions That's why this week, You are the expert on Thanksgiving 101. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro," we invite all of our readers to ask and answer each others questions, and trade favorite traditions and recipes. Share your ideas with other readers and ask questions to help your neighbors with their Thanksgiving preparations in the comment section of this article from now until Thursday! Have a question or want to share something special your family does on the holiday? Ask or tell us below…
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Is the thought of endless turkey sandwiches making you lose your appetite for leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Beat the leaftover turkey blues and think beyond the sandwich with casseroles, turnovers and salads.
Thanksgiving leftovers can become a blessing or a curse. Granted, the venerable turkey sandwich is a treat, but after a day or two, they're boring. While turkey sandwiches might be the perennial favorite, there are dozens of ways to use up leftover turkey. Leftovers, or what some cooks refer to as "planned over" meals, begin with a plan. Pick recipes that are easy to make while creating a new dish that isn't immediately recognized as including leftovers. Chili, enchiladas and pastas are excellent examples ways to use leftover cooked turkey. Think past the turkey. Thanksgiving's traditional sides can find new life in countless recipes. For example, I use leftover sweet potatoes to make a cream of sweet potato soup and those mashed potatoes…
Friday, November 25, 2011
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Lindsay.Toler@patch.com or tweet @StLouisLindsay.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
They may sound something like this? Get a quick laugh to share with the family, and let us know if we forgot any classics!
Looking to lighten the mood at the Thanksgiving dinner table? Consider making a contribution to a long-standing tradition of corny jokes around the holidays, and let Hazelwood Patch help. Take a look at some Thanksgiving jokes below that made this year's list, and if we forgot any personal favorites, be sure to add them in the comments section! Q: What smells the best at a Thanksgiving dinner? A: Your nose. ---------------------------------- Q: What sound does a space turkey make? A: Hubble, Hubble, Hubble. ---------------------------------- It was the first time the blonde was eating Thanksgiving dinner without her family. Trying to re-enact the tradition, she prepared a dinner for herself alone. The next day, her mother called to see how…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The romanticized image of pilgrims gathered around the table set with an oversized turkey and pumpkin pie is how we define Thanksgiving. In reality, venison along with lobsters and scrawny wild turkeys are the elements of Plymouth's 1621 feast.
"Visitors to Plimoth Plantation are often surprised when we don’t look like a Hallmark card, dressed in big hats and with buckle shoes," said Kathleen Wall, who oversees Plimoth Plantation’s colonial foodways programs. "They’re also surprised to learn that the 1621 Thanksgiving doesn’t resemble the holiday that’s celebrated today." In 1621, Thanksgiving was a harvest festival in the early fall, probably October. It celebrated the economics of having enough to eat, a serious concern for the settlers who nearly starved to death during their first year. Plimoth's harvest festival never was a day of thanksgiving; a day of thanksgiving was a religious day of prayer and fasting. Another historical fact that seems to upset visitors is that …