Friday, November 23, 2012
Let everyone see just how hard you worked!
Friday, November 23, 2012
Putting together a Thanksgiving feast is no simple feat. Between the shopping and the cooking, there’s barely time left to set the table and make everything just right. If you’ve gone above and beyond with your spread this year, Patch invites you to show off your hard work! Just upload your Thanksgiving dinner photos to the gallery. Be sure to share tell everyone what the special dishes are you served up, too. And, if your dinner table setting and decorations rival something Martha Stewart might whip up, we invite you to show those off, too! To share your photos, just login to your user account and click on the white and green button at the top of this article. Happy holidays, Prince George's County!
Thursday, November 22, 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.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Washington Redskins will hand out food to feed 3,500 Prince George's needy families this Thanksgiving today at FedEx Field.
For the tenth year, The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation will provide a Thanksgiving meal for 3,500 needy Prince George's County families Tuesday as a part of their annual Harvest Feast. The foundation teamed up with Harris Teeter, a DC-area grocer, several Redskin alumni, the Hogettes, Santa and more than 200 volunteers to hand out 3,500 turkeys and food baskets. The families had to pre-register and qualify to receive the food. The event is not open to the public. The Redskins have passed out over 818,600 pounds of packaged and fresh food and 285,500 pounds of turkey to families in need since 2003. The children in attendance will get meet Santa and receive gift bags as well. The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m.
A few ways to give your time on Thanksgiving Day in and around the county.
Looking for ways to volunteer on Thanksgiving? Here are a few opportunities in an around Prince George's County. Click the links for more information and to volunteer. Community Thanksgiving Valuable Blessings Inc., a Prince George's County based organization, is looking for a variety of volunteers for their third annual Community Thanksgiving. The organization has partnered with Bradbury Heights Elementary School in Capitol Heights and they expect to feed 400 to 600 people on Thanksgiving. Hosts, greeters, food servers and table servers are all needed in addition to monetary and food donations. Bring Dinners to DC Seniors in Need The DC-based nonprofit We Are Family coordinated the donation of Thanksgiving turkeys and all the fixings to…
The Prince George's County Fire Department offers these tips to reduce the risk of fire and injury when frying a turkey.
Thinking of going a less traditional route this Thanksgiving and deep frying your bird instead of roasting it? According to the Prince George’s County Fire Department (PGFD), the growing popularity of turkey fryers is cause for concern as they have the potential to cause fires and injuries if not used correctly. If you are deep frying your turkey this Thanksgiving, the PGFD asks that you follow these federal government recommended steps to maximize safety and minimize the risk of fire and injuries:
Monday, November 19, 2012
Patch has the rundown of what government services are operating this week.
Most Howard County services will be closed Thursday Nov. 22, including trash and recycling pick-ups. The county’s “slide” schedule will be in effect, according to officials. Howard County’s 911 center remains open and staffed 24-7. All county operations resume normal business hours Monday Nov. 26. The following is a rundown of closings and openings over the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday in Howard County, according to Howard County Government. Closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 County Government Offices Courts Animal Shelter Landfill No trash or recycling service Senior Centers All parks Roger Carter Recreation Center Meadowbrook Athletic Complex Robinson Nature Center Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood North Laurel Community Center No Howard…
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Greek turkey, Cajun turkey, Indian-spiced turkey—any one of these non-traditional recipes can liven up your holiday meal.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
There are countless ways to cook everyone’s favorite holiday bird. Each family has its own special technique for preparing a turkey, whether it's using an old family recipe, adding a secret ingredient, or shopping at a certain store that helps make the turkey taste all the better. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, consider of the recipes below to add a new kick to your feast. (And if you're attending someone else’s dinner, hopefully their turkey will taste as good as one of these!) Greek Traditional Turkey (with Chestnut and Pine Nut Stuffing) Just the name of this recipe sets the mouth watering. An Allrecipes.com user contributes this Greek take on turkey, which combines ground beef and pork with tangerine juice, rice and other …
43.6 million travelers expected over the holiday weekend, the fourth consecutive increase.
Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner the countdown is on for the most congested roads and crowded airports of the year. AAA is predicting the fourth consecutive increase in the number of Thanksgiving travelers this year, albeit on smaller budgets. The travel group expects 43.6 million Americans will hit the highways and airports over the holiday, a 0.7 percent bump over last year, reports USA Today. But whereas travelers spent on average of $544 last year, they will spend only $498 this year, according to USA Today. Ninety percent of the holiday’s travel will be done by car and 7 percent in the air, The Washington Post reported. If you’ll be one of the holiday’s 24 million flyers, click here for Transportation Security Administration…