Thursday, November 22, 2012
Spending your Turkey Day in St. Louis and looking for a family-friendly activity? Skip the Black Friday lines and watch a movie on Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is here, which means it's time to stuff your face with pumpkin pie, play with Thanksgiving crafts and watch some NFL football. And unless you're preparing for Black Friday deals, Turkey Day also serves as a great day for movie-goers. If you decide to stay home, Moviefone published a list of the Top 21 Films About Thanksgiving for you to consider, including 1987's Steve Martin classic Planes, Trains and Automobiles and 1995's Home for the Holidays. But if you're looking to go out to the movies with family and friends, here's a list of movies that are opening the week of Thanksgiving: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II Anna Karenina Silver Linings Playbook Life of Pi Rise of the Guardians Red Dawn Of course, there are …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Avoid having to throw out personal items or missing your flight due to a longer screening process at Lambert with these tips.
Thanksgiving is one of the most busiest travel times for U.S. airports, the AAA reports. Lambert- St. Louis International Airport (Lambert) is no exception. In fact, Lambert expects to see a 10 to 15 percent daily increase in passengers each day through the holiday. What will be the busiest day at the airport? Nov. 25, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Sundays are typically the busiest travel day of the week. Lambert, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the airlines have offered these travel tips to help make traveling easier during this busy time:
Mercy for Animals says that Butterball turkeys suffer a lifetime of abuse and violence.
A group called Mercy for Animals is airing commercials in the Chicago area this Thanksgiving that urge shoppers to reconsider buying a Butterball turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. The commercial, shown in a YouTube video attached to this story, shows footage taken from undercover video of turkeys being kicked and thrown and dragged by their necks, as well as turkeys suffering from wounds and injuries and filthy conditions. Undercover MFA investigators say that their documentation of the violence and prolonged suffering of turkeys shows Butterball's lack of meaningful animal welfare policies, training, or procedures. Butterball's response—internal investigations and suspension of identifiable workers whose identities they can discern from …
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…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Ways to make your Thanksgiving meal a little bit healthier.
With Thanksgiving drawing close, you are hopefully thinking about your menu and preparing your grocery list. As you put together the meal, take some time to think about how healthier food choices fit within your plan. The traditional Thanksgiving meal revolves around the lower fat turkey but some of the accompaniments can boost calories, salt and sugar. Making recipe medications is one way to manage the calories and shifting some preparation techniques can lower salt and sugar. As you put together your menu plan consider the following tips. In addition to these recipe changes, consider smaller portion sizes for pies and desserts so that people can enjoy them without having to eat large portions – they can always go back for seconds. …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Fourth-generation family farm shares pumpkin pie recipes.
The owners of Stuckmeyer's Farm Market and Greenhouse in Fenton, a fourth-generation family-owned vegetable farm, share its recipes for pumpkin pie, including tips for how to turn a whole pumpkin into a cooking ingredient. There are two methods for preparing pumpkin: the oven method and the stove method. Stuckmeyer’s uses the oven method. First, wash the pumpkin and remove the seeds. Halve the pumpkin and bake it at 325 degrees with the cut side down on a cookie sheet until they pierce easily. When cool, quarter the pumpkin halves and peel off the outer skin. If the skin doesn’t peel off easily, it should bake a little longer. Mash or puree the pumpkin pulp. The stove method also works. Wash, peel and remove the seeds. Cut the pumpkin into…
Friday, November 25, 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…
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Thursday, November 24, 2011
Patch wants to know what was on your Thanksgiving menu.
On this Thanksgiving, as we give thanks for one another and the food on our table, Patch wants to know what food you are most thankful for—is it the turkey on the table or the sweet potatoes? What Thanksgiving food is your favorite? Are you a meat and potatoes person or do you gorge on yummy desserts? Let us know 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: