Friday, November 23, 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 or upload them as an announcement.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Let everyone see just how hard you worked!
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, Shelby-Utica 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, Shelby-Utica!
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Thanksgiving is an American Holiday that celebrates the Pilgrims first successful harvest in America.
Monday, November 19, 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. 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 baking sheet. Roast for approximately 45 minutes or until flesh is very soft and easy pulls away from the skin. After removing squash from oven, let …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
From Beaujolais Nouveau to Eiswein, there are a whole variety of wines to complement your Thanksgiving dinner.
Thanksgiving means turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and other great things to eat. All that good food deserves something good to drink. Fortunately, your local wine seller has plenty of options for Thanksgiving Day, including the ever popular Beaujolais Nouveau, which goes on shelves Thursday, a week before Thanksgiving “It’s a bottle to celebrate the harvest,” said Calvin Khemmoro of Merchant’s Fine Wine in Grosse Pointe Woods. The red wine, best served chilled, is young (about 6 weeks old) and does not age well. The price of a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau ranges from $8.99-$12.99, Khemmoro said. “People look forward to it,” Khemmoro said. “It’s very fruit forward. It’s very dry.” But if Beaujolais Nouveau is not your style, Khemmoro …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
What does an American Thanksgiving celebration mean to you and your family?
Thanksgiving is an American Holiday that celebrates the Pilgrims first successful harvest in America. These days, the holiday has a different meaning to every American family. For my family, it's a day of peace, happiness, food and festivities. For Hartland Farmer Patricia Roeske and her family, who raise about 400 hormone free turkeys each year for Thanksgiving, the holiday means a lifeline. Roeske said not only is the farm a major source of income for her family, it also gives her pleasure to see people enjoy the natural, healthy meals that are produced from her farm. What does Thanksgiving mean to you and your family? Tell us in the comment section below. Video shot by Alex Bitoff of Fifth and Main Productions.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Whether you're into a traditional Thanksgiving feast, or just not that into the typical food, here are five alternatives to cooking on Thanksgiving.
If you find yourself looking for an open restaurant on Thanksgiving, here are five places that will welcome you with open arms. 1. Buca di Beppo, the famous Italian restaurant is going American on Thanksgiving with its offering of a large or small feast consisting of turkey, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. The Thanksgiving feast comes in small or large, depending on the family size. Buca di Beppo will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. 2. J. Baldwin's Restaurant in Clinton Township is offering a meal that will please the finer palate on Thanksgiving. The restaurant is offering a buffet consisting of smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, calamari, turkey, stuffing and all the fixings for $24.99 for adults…
The family is preparing for the holidays in this Cooking with Nonna as she makes a traditional Sicilian dessert.
In the second Cooking with Nonna column, my grandmother, also known as Nonna, shows me how to make her famous pignolata. The dish consists of bite-size fried dough balls that are slathered in a honey sauce. Pignolata can be topped off with many different ingredients, but my family likes to add toasted nuts and sprinkles on top. I've included the ingredients for the dish below, but for a full explanation on how to make pignolata just right, you'll have to watch the pro in the video. Pignolata is traditionally served for the holidays. The host will put the pinecone shaped dessert on the table after a big meal so that guests can snack on something sweet while enjoying a cup of coffee. I must warn you though; the little delicacy is dangerous …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Quirky, heartwarming traditions and thoughtful additions create a treasured holiday.
To catch up on Megan Swoyer's first 10 steps of the “turkey day” planning process, read the full series. Thanksgiving is turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy. It’s pulling on warm sweaters and indulging on warm pies. It’s Jell-O, football, wine toasts, good china and whipped cream. But it’s also rutabagas and Neil Diamond music. Yep. On Nov. 24 the Chisholms of Huntington Woods tuck their forks into a not-exactly-popular-but-totally-traditional rutabaga dish, while the Cherry family of Macomb Township taps their toes to a special Neil Diamond tune. It’s those quirky traditions and absolute must-dos that make Thanksgiving our own. My own “it’s-not-Thanksgiving-until-we-do-this” tradition involves a couple of wax figurines. Every year in my…