Monday, November 26, 2012
Thanksgiving is over, so relax! Make these tasty slow cooker recipes using your favorite fall fruits and vegetables.
Monday, November 26, 2012
You cooked and worked hard in preparation of Thanksgiving. Now you deserve a rest in the kitchen. Fall is the time for warm, hearty meals—and what better way to prepare them than by using your slow cooker? Simmer these fall-ingredient (think pumpkins, apples and squash) slow cooker recipes in your pot, and you’ll stay warm into the winter. Apple Crumble Crock-Pot Recipe Ingredients: 4-5 cooking apples, peeled and sliced 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 tablespoons butter, softened Directions: Lightly butter the Crock-Pot and lay the apple slices at the bottom of the pot. Combine the sugar, flour, rolled oats, nutmeg and cinnamon, and cut in the …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Family and community are the big ones for this Patch editor.
Have a listen to the unofficial anthem of Thanksgiving, Alice's Restaurant Massacree, and consider your blessings, friends. First and foremost, I'm grateful for my family, and my wonderful, patient wife, who puts up with my sometimes-crazy Patch editor hours. I'm grateful to live in a community full of folks who care about each other individually and as a whole. I'm grateful for every single person who contributes to Patch as a commenter, blogger, reader, announcement-poster, Facebook-Liker, whatever, because I think this growing community within a community is making a difference, and it's because of your involvement. Enjoy your day and treasure the company of loved ones. Thanks, all. You're welcome to post what you are grateful for, here…
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 some options for you this Thanksgiving 2012: 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 …
In order to make Thanksgiving a joyous day there are certain rules of etiquette that should be adhered to:
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Whether it's Thanksgiving, Christmas or another holiday, when shopping for wine, visit a local wine shop where experts are on hand to help you select the perfect vintage.
Patch asked local wine experts what they would recommend for holiday gift giving and was suprised to get the same answer “What do they like to drink?” In the world of wine, there’s no one perfect bottle. The best gift wine is given with ample thought towards the recipient. Do they like sweet dessert wines or a bold Cabernet Sauvignon? Would they like a bottle from a far away land, or one from their favorite local Missouri winery? When pushed, wine experts will reluctantly give a few recommendations. But they’d much rather talk with you in person where they can show you around the shop and point out popular or underappreciated wines. Saint Louis Cellars (Maplewood) "The key to picking wines for Thanksgiving is to pick wines that are …
AAA is forecasting that 43.6 million people will be driving to their Thanksgiving feast. And here's some good news - gas prices are expected to drop by Thursday.
AAA projects 43.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. That's an increase of 0.7 percent over the 43.3 million people who traveled last year This increase marks the fourth consecutive year of growing holiday travelers since 2008 when Thanksgiving travel fell by 25 percent. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 21, to Sunday, Nov. 25. “Thanksgiving travel hit a decade low in 2008 when only 37.8 million Americans traveled,” said AAA President and CEO Robert Darbelnet in a news release. “Since that year we have seen a steady increase in the number of travelers taking to the roads and skies for the holiday. Americans continue to find ways to economize …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Here's where to enjoy all the fixings and let someone else do the clean-up.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Doug Miner
Tuesday, November 20, 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. Bridgeton …
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 17, 2012
He said it's a company tradition to deep-fry the birds for a meal.
Maplewood councilman Shawn Faulkingham works at Indoff, where they deep fry turkeys for a company meal around Thanksgiving. Faulkinghman Tweeted a photo of the cooking birds on Friday, then supplied more photos of the process to Patch, as he continued to Tweet. Here's the Tweets and the photos.