Thursday, November 22, 2012
Kindergartners and Moms partake in annual school tradition.
On Wednesday, Nov. 21, Walton School kindergartners celebrated Thanksgiving with the class's annual feast. The students ate turkey, corn muffins and applesauce and dressed as Pilgrims and Native Americans as part of the festivities. Thanks to Gina Levy for sending Patch the photos.
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. 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, which combines ground beef and pork with tangerine juice, rice and other ingredients for an in-bird stuffing. This one requires no pre-made …
A turkey can't just sit alone on the table. Here are some recipes for Thanksgiving's most popular side dishes.
It's the night before Thanksgiving and we're sure you're busy prepping dinner for your guests. But did you forget about a side dish and need a recipe fast? Often more popular than the turkey itself, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and other favorites are staples of the food coma-inducing meal so make sure you have each on your dinner table on Thursday evening. 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 …
Rotarians are grateful to Seabra and Stew Leonard's Wines for donations.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Adam Bulger
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In their annual tradition of delivering donated Thanksgiving dinners to local families in need, Springfield Rotarians delivered 20 baskets to homes on Tuesday, Nov. 20. In an email, Rotarian and chiropractor Gary Hecht thanked Springfield stores Seabra and Stew Leonard's Wines for their food donations. As in last year's delivery, Stew Leonard's provided turkeys, allowing the Rotary to deliver 20 birds. In addition, Seabra's packaged 20 beautiful food baskets with Thanksgiving style fixings. Members of the Springfield rotary club for their generous donation of the funds for the baskets. Families were chosen by local charity Springfield HOPE. Springfield residents that want to receive toys in December, please send an email to toys@…
What's open, what's closed Thanksgiving and how to get around during the holiday season.
The day before Thanksgiving is known as the most traveled day of the year. Getting around North Jersey can be a difficult task any time, but with the start of the holiday season Thursday, traffic will be more congested. Want to find a better way to get around our area? From trains, to buses, to light rails, here’s a Patch list to help you plan how to get around this holiday weekend, plus what’s open and closed for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. • NJ Transit trains run on a weekend/major holiday schedule, with extra trains running on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley and Morris & Essex lines to accommodate customers traveling to and from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Gladstone branch remains suspended. • …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
AAA offers "Safe tow" service for drivers in Union County.
The following is a release from AAA ----------------- Thanksgiving plans often include getting together with friends and family to celebrate and catch up. Before going out, AAA strongly encourages arranging a safe ride home beforepartaking in any festivities. AAA works year round to educate motorists about driving practices that will help keep them safe and reduce traffic-related crashes and the injuries that can result. PreventDUI.AAA.com is an online resource offering impaired driving facts, transportation alternatives and expert advice. Once there, AAA encourages visitors toTake the Pledge to drive drug and alcohol-free. AAA encourages everyone to plan ahead. Make sure that you can ride with a sober friend, call a cab, or spend …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Union County couples' death illustrates hazards of season.
Friday, November 16, 2012
AAA projections made before Sandy; impact of extreme weather on holiday travel unclear.
The following is a press release from the New Jersey branch of the American Automobile Association. ------------- The AAA projects over one million New Jerseyans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. While the 43.3 million traveling nationwide represents a small but continued increase, New Jersey numbers have remained stable. The 2012 Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 25. AAA’s survey was conducted prior to Hurricane Sandy and actual travel numbers may end up varying greatly. “The true impact that Sandy has had on travel in New Jersey and the Northeast is difficult to predict, while many residents may cancel travel plans, many others may change …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Parmesan puffs for now and to freeze for later
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Amy Currie
Monday, November 28, 2011
As we bid farewell to Thanksgiving, we welcome with open arms the "silly season." You know, a few weeks of mad shopping, parties and revelry followed by Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's Eve. It's the party season at full tilt and it's fun as long as you're organized. Taking that first step to managing all the silliness is having an hors d'oeuvre in the freezer that's ready to go. We're not talking pigs-in-a-blanket from Costco. Don't waste your freezer space unless it's catering-quality homemade yet easy, unfussy and tasty. Parmesan puffs are just the ticket. It's amazing what a few well chosen ingredients can do: Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, a small onion and thin sandwich bread. These four flavors create an addicting little bite. …
Friday, November 25, 2011
From Union to Watchung, shoppers in New Jersey took advantage of hundreds of dollars in savings on items from Target and Best Buy.