Those of us who overdo it with turkey and the trimmings should be thankful we have that opportunity.
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Monday, November 21, 2011
Meijer’s dietitian Shari Steinbach offers suggestions for how to safely indulge with the holiday staple.
Thanksgiving cooking does not have to be stressful. With a few simple touches, a great turkey will serve as the cornerstone of a pleasing and sleep-inducing meal. Meijer’s Registered Dietitian Shari Steinbach put together advice and a few techniques to make a Thanksgiving turkey safely and with a lot flavor. The bird can induce a great Tryptophan coma among all of your relatives, including the ones you like. Buy the Right Size Turkey Proper Cooking Time Turkey Thawing and Safety Tips Safety Tip – Proper Temperature to Cook a Turkey Optional Ways to Prepare a Turkey
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized proof.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your southwest suburban 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 Cherie Johnson, who provided the winning punchline to last week's comic: Oh, he's an environmentalist all right ... I hear he drives a Prius …
Friday, November 26, 2010
Tina discusses healthy ways to detox your body on the day after the big dinner.
Although Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to celebrate and give thanks with family and friends, we generally wake up the next day feeling just plain yucky. With all the calories, sodium and fat contained in the average Thanksgiving meal, it's no wonder we feel bloated and lethargic. Here are several easy strategies to detox your body naturally and regain control over your appetite on the weekend after Thanksgiving: It's typical for the average person to gain five extra pounds over the holidays if she isn't careful. We are just at the beginning of the holiday glutton-fest. Why start the new year feeling fat and slovenly?
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Crain's Chicago Businesses rates Chicago area zip codes to determine which provide turkeys a "safe haven."
Turkeys are less likely to be hunted or purchased in Woodridge than in several of the surrounding communities, according to Crain's Chicago Business. That makes Woodridge more turkey-friendly than communities like Downers Grove, Lisle, Naperville and Wheaton. Woodridge scored a 36 for turkey-friendliness from Crain's. The higher the score, the more likely communities are to hunt or buy turkeys. Here are some of the scores from around DuPage County: The highest scores in DuPage County came from Oak Brook (112) and Hinsdale (123). The county's most turkey-friendly communities were Warrenville (16), Winfield (17) and Hanover Park (21).
Turkey trauma all in a day’s work at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line.
Can I thaw my turkey in my electric blanket? I've trapped my turkey in the oven by accidentally turning on the self-cleaning cycle, what do I do? Can I use a chain saw to carve my turkey? My Chihuahua is stuck in the turkey carcass, help! Hard to believe, but these represent just a handful of actual questions posed to the staff of the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line since it first started helping callers with their turkey traumas 30 years ago. The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line is tucked away in an undisclosed office building on Diehl Road in Naperville. For nearly two months — from Nov. 1 until Christmas Day — the office is home to more than 50 professionally trained turkey experts, typically college-educated home economists and nutritionists, …
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Follows these tips for planning your Thanksgiving feast.
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. If you're following the Thanksgiving timeline suggested by Williams-Sonoma, by now you've already planned your menu, table setting, serving dishes and decorations, shopped for the appropriate cooking tools and equipment and brought the table linens to the dry cleaners for cleaning and pressing. Seriously? Cooking tools? Decorations? Dry …
Monday, November 22, 2010
A twist on your traditional Thanksgiving turkey.
If you find yourself this Thanksgiving preparing dinner for a smaller crowd or have a group that doesn't care for drumsticks or dark meat, this recipe is for you. This turkey breast is moist and fragrant with rosemary, herbs, garlic and a hint of lemon. It will shine as the star on your Thanksgiving table (and will soon be a requested favorite at every special occasion). Rosemary & Herb Roasted Turkey Breast 1 6- to 7-lb. bone-in turkey breast 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. softened butter 1 tbsp. lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp. dried rosemary leaves 2 tsp. sea salt or kosher salt 1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest 1 tsp. thyme 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 1 cup chicken broth or stock 1. Preheat oven to …
The West Suburban Community Pantry expects to provide 10,000 pounds of turkey this Thanksgiving to Woodridge families in need.
Ten thousand pounds of turkey. That's how much the West Suburban Community Pantry will be distributing to nearly 500 Woodridge households for Thanksgiving this year. It's a 20 percent jump from how many households the pantry served last year. "We have experienced a significant increase in the number of Woodridge residents needing assistance this holiday season," said Kelly Anaya, administrative assistant for the West Suburban Community Pantry. The West Suburban Community Pantry served 407 households in 2009 and is now serving 488 households in 2010. The total number of people served by the pantry has jumped 17 percent, from 1,714 in 2009 to 2,009 in 2010. The chart below shows the number of households and people the pantry served in …