Friday, November 23, 2012
Check out these recipes to make the most of all that turkey still in your fridge.
You've eaten your way through several plates of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and cranberry sauce, drank a glass – or three – of wine and watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or your favorite college or NFL team play. Now what? While your holiday shopping list may come to your mind, I'm thinking about all of the turkey and side dishes left over from your Thanksgiving feast! Here are a few ideas to use those yummy holiday leftovers. For a filling breakfast, spread butter on toasted bread. Top with a sunny-side-up egg and pour on a bit of gravy. Add a slice of turkey if you want. Make a sandwich, Thanksgiving style. Instead of using the usual mayonnaise and mustard, spread a thin layer of cranberry sauce and stuffing…
The bird's not done yet.
Editor's note: This article was originally published in November 2011, but we're bringing it back by popular demand. Thanksgiving is a favorite foodie holiday for many reasons, one of which is that big turkey. The bird not only feeds a table-full on the actual day, but it keeps on giving in the form of leftovers. What once seemed an afterthought, the leftover menu now is loaded with possibilities. After carving every possible shred of meat of our bird, I always like to make turkey soup. But those chunks of succulent light and dark meat also have the potential for some more creative comfort food, such as pot pies. This year I threw my fear of pastry crusts out the window and resolved to make my first turkey pot pie. When searching for …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Need a last-minute item for your Thanksgiving meal? Check our guide before you leave the house.
- Ben Gross
Thursday, November 22, 2012
There's nothing worse than beginning preparation on a Thanksgiving feast for your family, only to discover that you forgot to grab that one key ingredient! Before you head out, we suggest consulting the list below: Giant Food The Giant in Wheaton, and all Giant Food stores in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, are open from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Safeway Many stores are open until 5:00 p.m. - check with your local store. Trader Joe’s Closed Harris Teeter Open until 2:00 p.m. Food Lion Open from 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Kosher Mart Rockville Open from 7:30 a.m. - noon MOM’s Organic Market Closed Whole Foods Market
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Going out on Thanksgiving? Check to see what's open first.
Not everything is closed for the holiday in Wheaton. We've compiled a list of grocery stores, restaurant, transit options and more for your Thanksgiving plans We also have a list of what's open and closed in Montgomery County on Thanksgiving. Grocery Stores Beer, Wine & Liquor Wheaton Restaurants Did we miss any restaurants? Tell us in the comments. Brookside Gardens The grounds at Brookside Gardens will be open from sunrise to sunset, but the visitors center and conservatory will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, and on Friday, Nov. 23. The buildings will reopen at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, for the Garden of Lights. Transit Ride On, Metrobus and Metrorail will operate on Sunday schedules.
A turkey can't just sit alone on the table. Here are some recipes for Thanksgiving's most popular side dishes.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
What would a turkey be on Thanksgiving without its faithful side companions? Often more popular than the turkey itself, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and other favorites are staples of the food coma-inducing meal. Try one of the recipes below to bring a new taste to your Thanksgiving feast. Roasted Winter Squash Gauge the amount of squash you’ll need by allowing 1 small squash (acorn and butternut are good choices) for every four people. Cut each squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Brush sides and inner cavity with olive oil and place flesh-side down on a lightly-oiled baking sheet. Roast for approximately 45 minutes or until flesh is very soft and easy pulls away from the skin. After removing squash from oven, let …
Acceptance of the holiday dinner underdog has grown steadily since the product's introduction in 1995.
It's not exactly a vegetarian takeover, but still something for Tofurky lovers to celebrate: The three-millionth Tofurky Roast was sold last week, according to a Turtle Island Foods statement. Tofurky—invented by Chevy Chase native Seth Tibbott, The Washington Post reported—was first introduced in 1995 by the small Oregon-based food processor. That year, 500 Tofurky Roasts were sold from about 20 natural foods stores in the Pacific Northwest, according to the statement. Since then, Tofurky acceptance has improved every year. The Tofurky Roast is "a savory combination of organic tofu, wheat protein, plant extracts and spices that give it a taste and texture similar to a boneless breast of turkey stuffed with a wild rice, celery and whole …
No track work is planned for the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Metro will take a break from its weekend track work schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday. On Thanksgiving day, Metro trains will operate on a Sunday schedule. The Metrorail system will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day and parking will be free at Metro-operated parking facilities, according to Metro's website. Metrobuses also will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving day. Check bus timetables for details. MetroAccess will operate during the same hours as Metrorail and Metrobus. Subscription trips will be cancelled on Thanksgiving day, Metro added. Ride On buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving day. Regular weekday service for Metrorail and Metrobus will return on Friday…
Avoid the worst traffic jams at the busiest travel time of the year.
Some 90 percent of travelers or 39.1 million people plan to go by car this Thanksgiving, according to AAA. Avoid the most crowded roads by using our live traffic map. Find out more about how gas prices this year compare to those last year at Thanksgiving time.
People gathered at the Church of Atonement Sunday afternoon and walked north on Georgia Avenue to raise awareness of hunger in Wheaton.
The Wheaton-based Mid-County United Ministries hosted its eighth annual walk for hunger on Sunday, Nov. 18. They gathered at the Church of Atonement and walked north on Georgia Avenue to the Mid-County Regional Services Center at 2424 Reedie Drive. According to Larry White, director of Mid-County United Ministries, the purpose of the walk is to "gain awareness of hunger in the county." More than 40 marchers carried bags of donated food to fill up MUM's food pantry. The pantry is named after a Montgomery County police officer, Captain Joseph Mattingly, Jr., who is remembered for his care of the community and his desire to tackle hunger in the area.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Larry White, director of Mid-County United Ministries in Wheaton, shares what he is thankful for this year.
Larry White tells Patch he is thankful for a career change that led him to the executive director position at Mid-County United Ministries in Wheaton. What are you thankful for? Tell us in the comments or upload your own video.