Saturday, November 24, 2012
Is the retail encroachment into Thanksgiving day worth fighting?
I’ve been known to be a party pooper, a real Debbie downer (sorry Debbie) when it comes to certain kinds of indulgences. Keep this in mind if you keep reading. Black Friday. Fine. After a day of gastronomic excess, we launch into a season of consumer spending that many of us will regret well into 2013. But a Black Friday that begins on Thanksgiving Thursday is just too much, or is it? The argument was succinctly made by P.C. Richard & Son (on Facebook, of course) that retailers who chose to open their doors on Thanksgiving “show no respect to their employees and families, and are in total disrespect of family values in America.” I’m inclined to agree, though the invocation of “family values” is questionable now that the phrase has been …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Share your best recipes for the day after.
Dinner’s done and the only thing more stuffed than the bird is you. Now the question becomes: What to do with all those leftovers? While many say simple reheating is all that’s necessary to have a “day after” feast, others have elaborate recipes for turning Thanksgiving leftovers into gourmet delights. From savory turkey soups to sinfully delicious pot pies and mile-high sandwiches, everyone has their own ideas on what to do with what’s leftover. The Food Network even has an entire recipe collection dedicated to the topic. We’d prefer to hear from you! What are your favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes? Share them in the comments section.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Canadian Turkeys, carving the lobster and a turkey the size of a dog.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
No need to worry about conversation topics around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Let your guests fill up on this Thanksgiving fun facts.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Annual turkey day festivities bring out thousands
Thousands will descend on Manasquan High School tomorrow for the annual football game against the Wall Crimson Knights. It’s a game that means more about uniting communities than it does about football, or games, or wins or losses. And with Wall’s win last year, there is no statistical advantage to either team. In the past 12 games, each team has half a dozen wins. The Knights have struggled this season, having graduated nearly all its starting players at the end of last year. Wall finished the season with a 2-5-1 record. The Warriors come into tomorrow’s game with an even record at 4-4. The Game Day forecast looks promising: mostly sunny with a high around 55 degrees. Warriors Stadium gates open at 9 a.m. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. The Board …
A cheesy potato casserole and delicious cranberry sauce are sure to light up your Thanksgiving dinner table.
It’s time for Thanksgiving, my favorite time of the year! Not only do you get to see family, but the food is plentiful and delicious. If your family is anything like mine, there are multiple side dishes to choose from to accompany the all-important turkey. Everything from green bean casserole to sweet potato pie has been served at our table and now, I would like to share some fantastic side dish recipes that may become a part of your Thanksgiving tradition. Ingredients Cheesy Potato Casserole 3 lbs red potatoes, sliced 1 lb broccoli, chopped 1 10.75 oz can cream of chicken 1 cup sour cream ½ lb ham, sliced 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp black pepper 1 tbsp kosher salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp basil ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated ½ cup Asiago, grated ½…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Seabrook Turkey Trot benefits Bradley Beach food pantry, Interfaith Neighbors
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Residents of the Seabrook retirement community in Tinton Falls recently helped collect turkeys for the underprivileged. The 14th annual Turkey Trot collected donations for the Bradley Beach Food Pantry and the Monmouth-based Interfaith Neighbors organization. Participants had the opportunity to choose from one of three walking courses: The Turkey Course, the shorter Chicken Course, or the slightly shorter Cornish Hen Course. Once the walks were completed the turkeys were loaded and shipped out to the organizations. “This annual event helps two worthwhile organizations fulfill a need that assists those in the county who are struggling,” Seabrook Executive Director Art Sparks said. “It is during the holidays that people usually tend to think…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Wall vs. Manasquan game held in Manasquan this year; tickets available from the school
It’s time to stoke those longstanding rivalries, because the annual Wall vs. Manasquan Thanksgiving Day Football Game is coming up. Advance ticket sales to the game, held this year in Manasquan, are on sale through Wednesday. Tickets are $5 and are available Monday and Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wall High School athletic office and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to Noon in the high school main office. Game Day Gates open at 9 a.m. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. In case of rain, the game will be postponed to Saturday, Nov. 24, at 1 p.m. Parking at Manasquan High School on Game Day will be limited only to handicapped spaces. No other parking will be allowed. The Wall High School Board of Education will free provide shuttle buses to the game from the…
If you need a new recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, give one of these non-traditional twists a try.
Monday, November 19, 2012
There are many ways to cook everyone’s favorite holiday bird. Each family has its own special technique for cooking a turkey, whether it's using an old family recipe, adding a secret ingredient or shopping at a certain store in town that helps make the turkey taste all the better. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you can try any of the recipes below to add a new kick to your feast. If you're attending someone else’s dinner, hopefully their turkey will taste as good as one of these! Just the name of this recipe makes my mouth water. An Allrecipes.com user contributes this Greek take on turkey, which combines ground beef and pork with tangerine juice, rice and other ingredients for an in-bird stuffing. This one requires no pre-made …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
It used to be $400. But because of Hurricane Sandy, all you have to do is spend $300 by November 22, and you can get a free turkey for your holiday table.
It's all to help people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. ShopRite has lowered the amount shoppers must spend in order to qualify for a free Thanksgiving turkey, according to Supermarket News. The traditional ShopRite turkeyfest happens once a year. During that time, shoppers who spend a certain amount of money can pick up a free turkey for their Thanksgiving table. This year, the supermarket recognizes that people who were affected by the recent hurricane probably didn't have food shopping on their minds - especially with areas of central New Jersey not having electricity, in some cases, for more than a week. The free turkey threshold was $400. ShopRite has changed that to $300, Supermarket News reports. The promotion, which runs from …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
A turkey sandwich is just so lame. Try these ideas instead!
So the feast is over. What to do with the leftovers? We asked our own staffers and their friends and neighbors and of course, being Patch, scoured the Web, to find out what Jersey does the day after the feast. Of course, there's a turkey sandwich. But why not make it a bit more Jersey-specific, with a turkey Sloppy Joe? First, a bit of history: cooking enthusiast Ben Salmon explains the history of how the sandwich was invented in South Orange and rates three local purveyors. But now on to the recipe, complete with homemade Russian dressing. Ben has lots of other good ideas for leftovers, including what sounds to us like a Thanksgiving Dagwood. Want a more traditional sandwich? Try "Thanksgiving on a Bun," from Mahwah's Mason Jar restaurant…