Thursday, November 22, 2012
Here's where to enjoy all the fixings and let someone else do the clean-up.
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. Chesterfield…
These holiday favorites can transform into next-week dishes.
After Thanksgiving, Americans will throw out $282 million of uneaten turkey, according to estimates from the Natural Resources Defense Council. If you find yourself with a bounty of turkey or ham left on the table after your Thanksgiving feast, don’t just toss it. Instead, freeze the leftovers in freezer-safe plastic bags to be used later in recipes. Mark the bags with the dates and contents and then rest easy that you are not contributing to an overabundance filling our county’s landfills after a day of giving thanks. If you aren’t quite sure how to use that turkey or ham, head to the Internet. Start with the Food Network and Martha Stewart, but realize that a quick search reveals an amazing number of mouth-watering recipes to get your …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
If you need a new recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, give one of these non-traditional twists a try.
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. Still need to shop? Head to Schnucks or Dierbergs. Don't want to cook? Check out our roundup of places to buy a complete Thanksgiving dinner. 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 …
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
The Rudmans host the 17th annual Thanksgiving Day touch football game for friends and family.
Many years ago, attorney Derek Rudman started a casual touch football game with his friends and family as a way to celebrate the holiday and get a little workout before Thanksgiving Dinner. This Thanksgiving Day marked the 17th anniversary of the annual Rudman Family Football Game, which they played at the Green Trails Elementary School fields in Chesterfield. Players come from different neighborhoods, ages and professions, but they all come together to celebrate this annual tradition. Their wives, parents and children cheer them on.
Friday, November 25, 2011
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Thursday, November 24, 2011
Thanksgiving in St. Louis brings back all sorts of emotions. Here are some of those emotions expressed in <140 characters. Keep tweeting, and we'll keep adding you to our list.
... 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 Ballwin-Ellisville Patch help. Take a look at some of our favorite Thanksgiving jokes below, and if we forgot any personal favorites, be sure to tell us 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 everything went. "Oh, mother, I made myself a lovely dinner, but I had…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Eagerly awaiting dinner and trying to pass the time? See exactly which Thanksgiving treat is creating the most anticipation.
You know the signs — and so do your nose and stomach: The simmering smell of gravy, the subtle scents of a warm apple pie ... when Thanksgiving Day rolls around, it's hard not to be overwhelmed by sweet-smelling sensation. With that said, Patch readers, we pose this question: Exactly which item en route to your dinner table are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the poll below, then check out the responses so far. Will the tradition of Turkey rule supreme? Will a classic like apple pie usurp the dinner throne? There's only one way to find out:
All MoDOT work to stop at noon on Wednesday.
The good word from MoDOT To help people travel around Missouri this holiday weekend, the Missouri Department of Transportation is restricting construction work on interstates and state highways. Work on all MoDOT construction projects that would impact travel lanes will stop at noon Wednesday, Nov. 23. Traffic will still be restricted in areas where there are permanent barriers. Crews may continue to work on sections of roadway closed to the public (such as the Route 141 construction in St. Louis). If required, crews will also close lanes where needed for emergency maintenance. Work on construction projects will resume at 9 a.m. Monday.