Black Friday deals, what to expect for holiday traffic and lots more.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
If you've got wit, add your caption to Patch's weekly comic challenge and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to LW Sagan, who provided the winning punchline to last week's Thirsty Horse cartoon: I don't think going dancing later is such a good idea. I really do have 2 …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The marching band will be one of only five high school bands in the country performing during the Thanksgiving parade Thursday.
The Downers Grove North band has plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, including a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. The Trojan marching band will be one of only five high schools bands in the country performing in the Walt Disney World Thanksgiving Parade of Bands on Thursday, according to District 99 officials. More than 150 students will march in the parade through Disney's Hollywood Studios, where they will perform a concert alongside guest artists "The Boston Brass." Parade coordinators contacted North High and invited the band to participate, district officials said. “We’re fortunate and proud of the fact that we’ve developed an international reputation for giving outstanding performances for major holiday events, and…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Canadian Turkeys, carving the lobster and a turkey the size of a dog.
No need to worry about conversation topics around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Let your guests fill up on these Thanksgiving fun facts.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Not sure what to do with turkey leftovers? Check out these recipes.
Chances are, after your big Thanksgiving meal, you will be faced with a plethora of leftover turkey. Instead of just reheating in the microwave on Friday for dinner, check out these recipes from The Kitchen Daily at the Huffington Post. There a few turkey safety tips to keep in mind after Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow: Turkey Enchiladas Stir the soup and sour cream in a small bowl. Heat the butter in a 3-quart saucepan. Add the onion and chili powder and cook until the onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the turkey, chiles and 2 tablespoons soup mixture. Spread 1/2 cup soup mixture in a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Spoon about 1/4 cup turkey mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up the tortillas and place, seam-side…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
From Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie to to Rosemary & Herb Roasted Turkey Breast, check out these recipes from people in your community.
Turkey Day is tomorrow!! Are you ready? Here's a list of recipes featured on Woodridge Patch to delight your Thanksgiving dinner table. Don't want to cook? Check out this list of local restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day. Have a restful holiday! The main event Recipe: Rosemary & Herb Roasted Turkey Breast On the side Recipe: Orange-Scented Cranberry & Fig Sauce Dessert! Recipe: Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie
Get your turkey in gear! Check out our tips for Thanksgiving day.
Looking for a turkey recipe? Check out our recipe for Rosemary & Herb Roasted Turkey Breast. If you are one of the lucky ones who will be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner elsewhere and won't need to dirty your kitchen or break out the good china, then good for you! Enjoy your week and don't forget to pick up a hostess gift. However, for those of us who will be the recipient of the aforementioned hostess gifts – it's show time people! Not to put you in a planning panic, but it's time to get cooking. According to a Thanksgiving timeline suggested by Williams-Sonoma, by one or two hours ahead of time you should plan your menu, table setting, serving dishes and decorations, shop for the appropriate cooking tools and equipment and bring the table …
Try these drinks to compliment your feast.
Picking the appropriate wine to go with your Thanksgiving dinner doesn't have to be an intimidating or expensive process. The staff at WineStyles is making wine shopping easy for their customers by making their own recommendations for Thanksgiving wines and offer the following "tasting notes" for some of the wines. Don't feel restricted. "Contrary to popular belief, you can serve red wine with turkey," said Kelly Dean, of WineStyles at Seven Bridges. "There's room for both red and white wines on your Thanksgiving table." Here are some of WineStyles' recommendations for this Thursday: If you'd prefer to mix up some cocktails before or after dinner, be adventurous and check out these recipes for the Jack-O-Lantern, The Lazy Boy, the …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
St. Scholastica first- and second-graders enjoyed a variety of activities Monday in preparation for Thanksgiving.
We made a list of the openings and closings for Thanksgiving.
Open Restaurants - check out a full local listing here Bakers Square ADDRESS: 2020 75th St., Woodridge THANKSGIVING HOURS: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. MORE INFO: Visit Bakers Square's listing in our directory, or call 630-241-0609 Sandpiper Restaurant ADDRESS: 7414 Janes Ave., Woodridge THANKSGIVING HOURS: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. MORE INFO: Visit Sandpiper's listing in our directory, or call 630-971-8100 Hollywood Blvd ADDRESS: 1001 75th St., Woodridge THANKSGIVING HOURS: Check their website for showtimes MORE INFO: Visit Hollywood Blvd's listing in our directory, or call 630-427-1880 El Burrito Loco ADDRESS: 7520 Janes Ave., Woodridge THANKSGIVING HOURS: 8 a.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday MORE INFO: Visit El Burrito Loco's listing in our directory, or call …