Thursday, November 22, 2012
Show off photos of your succulent bird this holiday.
After spending hours slaving over the stove, Patch wants to see the beautiful bird you are sharing with your families this Thanksgiving! Make sure all of the cleaning, stuffing, and basting pays off this year. Not only do you want to hear the cheery "yums" around the dinner table, but take delight in showcasing your hard work by posting a picture of your turkey that is good enough to eat! Simply click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above and share pictures of your Thanksgiving Turkey to make your neighbors drool. And next year they might be knocking on your door to sit down at your table! Also, tell your neighbors how you got your turkey so scrumptious by posting your tips and tricks in our comments section below!
What do you think is the best part of the Thanksgiving holiday?
Gathering with family and gobbling up turkey (pun intended) is a great way to spend the Thanksgiving holiday. But, if you were hard-pressed to decide, what is your favorite part of Thanksgiving Day? The meal? Your family? The football game? Maybe your family engages in a special tradition every year that makes the day special, or maybe you don't think Thanksgiving is special at all. Vote in our poll and tell us what your favorite part of Thanksgiving is, or if you hate the hubub of Turkey Day! Your favorite part not listed in the poll? Tell us in the comments below what you love or hate about this holiday.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Thanksgiving is near, so share your favorite family recipes!
Every family has a special recipe, one that everyone looks forward to on the best eating holiday of the year. Before you put your family and friends into a food coma, help other Patch readers by sharing your favorite recipes. Whether its a unique cranberry sauce or the best stuffing around, or even tricks to making the best turkey, we want to hear it! And if you have a photo of your food, upload it here by clicking on the "Submit Your Photo and Video" button below. You can comment below with your recipe, or e-mail Freehold Local Editor Alli Mechanic at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lets us know what recipes you are thankful for!
Tuesday, November 20, 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. Freehold grocery stores like ShopRite, Foodtown, Super Foodtown and Top Tomato have all of the necessities to make a memorable meal but 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, …
Communities affected by recent storms to receive extra help
With the holiday season getting underway Lowe's has announced that they will be providing free meals to local residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. The company announced that 35 of its stores in New York and New Jersey will be providing more than 22 thousand complete Thanksgiving dinners. The dinners include a fresh roasted turkey or ham, mashed potatoes and gravy along with sweet corn and rolls. Table Talk Pies of Worcester, Mass. also donated more than 43 thousand pies for the meals. In addition to the 500 meals each store will distribute the company also said that all employees of the store will also get a free meal, "as a thank you for their dedication before, during and after the storm," a press release from the company said. The …
Monday, November 19, 2012
These DIY Thanksgiving crafts will lend festive fun to your holiday decor.
Before the turkey is in the oven, the dining room table is set and your family is on their way, making Thanksgiving and fall crafts is a fun way to pass the time. Thanksgiving crafts will keep little hands busy and provide family-friendly fall decor to your home. Try any of these crafts to add fun to your Thanksgiving table. OREO TURKEY WHAT YOU NEED: 2 Oreo cookies 1 miniature Reeses Peanut Butter Cup 6 candy corns 1 Whopper Yellow, red and black small tubes of frosting 1 container chocolate frosting (optional) WHAT YOU DO: 1. Take a small amount of frosting (I used chocolate frosting) and place it on one of the Oreos, where the tail feathers will go. 2. Put five candy corn tail feathers on top of the frosting - the frosting will help …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A turkey can't just sit alone on the table. Here are some recipes for Thanksgiving's most popular side dishes.
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. With Thanksgiving only a week away, Freehold restaurants like The Cabin, The American Hotel and Moore's Tavern are preparing for the big day by taking reservation and preparing to serve up holiday favorites like chef's stuffing, mashed potatoes, raw bar items and other meats like lamb and roast beef. If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year, why not try to add one of the below restaurant quality recipes to your mouthwatering Thanksgiving feast. Roasted Winter Squash Gauge the amount of squash you’ll need by allowing…
Wednesday, November 14, 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 or ham 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 …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This Thanksgiving anyone without a place to go can be thankful for many places offering free meals and fellowship.
You've lost your job, your home, maybe even your loved ones. What's there to be thankful for this year? Now more than ever churches, community centers, and even one upscale restaurant, are opening their doors on Thanksgiving to offer a free meal and a warm atmosphere to say: You are not alone. On Thursday Langosta Lounge, the popular Mexican restaurant on the boardwalk in Asbury Park known for its sustainable ingredients and artfully prepared meals, will be packed as usual. The only difference is, on this night, all those meals will be handed out free, thanks to owner Marilyn Schlossbach, Pat Sherman of Feeding Friendz, a grassroots effort to support the area's homeless and hungry, and the congregation at Trinity Church in Asbury Park. The…
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Shop local markets for fresh ingredients, delicious pies, pre-made dishes, and Thanksgiving adornments.
From the turkey to the table, Patch has you covered for Thanksgiving! With one of the few holidays almost completely centered around a delicious, traditional meal right around the corner, we wanted to make sure readers had a great database of local stores and markets to peruse. Shop for fresh ingredients and cook up your own spectacular dinner, or buy scrumptious pre-made Thanksgiving food for the family. Creating a homey atmosphere is also a great way to bring warmth to the holiday. Local stores are chock-full of Turkey day decorations, centerpieces, fall foliage, and seasonal flowers to adorn your home and table. Click through the above media gallery and see what speaks to you - or what makes your mouth water!