Sunday, November 25, 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, 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.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Share your best recipes for after the Thanksgiving feast.
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. Ardmore Patch blogger Adrian Seltzer shared some suggestions last year: chili, stuffing patties, Thanksgiving wraps, curried turkey salad and soup, including a recipe for Hill of Beans Soup. What are your favorite …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Check out all these great fall foliage pictures from your neighbors and see which one you chose as the best.
Our fall foliage has peaked, but although the leaves may no longer be as pretty, you can still see some great fall foliage pictures that were entered as part of our photo contest. Congratulations to Dick Brant, of Bryn Mawr. He is the winner of Patch’s Fall Foliage Picture of the Week contest. His picture of the rope hanging over the countryside dotted below with fall color was the post popular with our users. Thanks to everyone who submitted your great pictures. We had some great pictures submitted and I’ve included them all in this article so anyone who missed them can take a look. Brant was sent his Patch prize pack in the mail and is hopefully enjoying it.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A rundown of a few of the borough businesses that will be open on the holiday.
On Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday, the following local businesses the Phoenixville area will be open. If you know of another stores that will keep hours on the holiday, be sure to let us know in the comments.
Find out what your local grocery store hours are for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
Many grocery stores have changed their hours on account of the holiday. If you have last minute grocery shopping to do, you may what to take note of special holiday hours for the day before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Day. Below are local store hours for Wednesday, November 21 and Thursday, November 22. Phoenixville Acme: 785 Starr St, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Giant: 700 Nutt Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Haverford and Havertown Acme: 601 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 SuperFresh: 1305 West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA 19083 Marple and Newtown (including Newtown Square and Broomall) Gentile's: S Newtown Street Rd & Mary Jane Ln Newtown Square, PA 19073 Acme: 1991 Sproul Rd, Broomall, PA 19008 Acme-Sav-On: 3590 W Chester Pike, Newtown…
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 …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A rundown of the Phoenixville area businesses and government offices that will close their doors on Thursday.
In observance of Thanksgiving, all government offices and most businesses will be closed on Thursday. Below is a slightly more comprehensive listing of who won’t be open. Feel free to add anything we missed in the comments below and check back with Phoenixville Patch tomorrow for a look at who will be open.
Find out what AAA has to say about hotel and car rental rates this holiday.
The following is provided by AAA: The Thanksgiving holiday is unique falling on a Thursday every year. Many people are off from work the Friday after, giving travelers the opportunity to spend more time with family and friends. AAA asked intended travelers which days they would depart for and return from Thanksgiving Travel. Among those surveyed, the majority of travelers plan to leave the Wednesday before the holiday (45 percent) and return the following Sunday (36 percent) with another 25 percent expecting to return on Monday, Nov. 26. Automobile travel remains dominant mode of transportation, air travel decreases Approximately 90 percent of travelers or 39.1 million people plan to travel by automobile this Thanksgiving. This is a 0.6 …
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 …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Most of those people will be on the road. See what other predictions AAA is making about those joining you in holiday travel this week.
Information provided by AAA: AAA projects 43.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, an increase of 0.7 percent over the 43.3 million people who traveled last year. This increase marks the fourth consecutive year of growing holiday travelers since 2008 when Thanksgiving travel fell by 25 percent. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 25. Highlights from this year’s 2012 AAA Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Forecast include: “Thanksgiving travel hit a decade low in 2008 when only 37.8 million Americans traveled,” said AAA President and CEO Robert Darbelnet. “Since that year we have seen a steady increase in the number of travelers …